Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Glades #336
















Are you a direct descendant of John Quincy Adams? I've asked before, but this time I mean it - today I got to go back to 'The Glades,' in Scituate, MA - it's private property now owned by descendants of the Adams' where John Quincy Adams once summered - or as an article written in 1885 for the New York Times states, ". . . and during the heats of the Summer he occupies, with his family, a unique and attractive Summer place on "The Glades," in the lower harbor, off Cohasset."

I think I'd like to go back to a time before air conditioning when people still summered.

But, back to now and The Glades and stepping back in time - I've never seen so much undeveloped land right against the ocean - green grass lawns spread right to the water's edge and there are little cottages, still owned by Adam's descendants. Old boat houses and barns are scattered around, not too close to each other, of course. A gravel road, plenty of birds and you can't hear any cars out there.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds heavenly - so peaceful and with only the sounds of nature. Love the barn with its red door and touches of red elsewhere. Your palette is nice and soft.

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  2. What a fantastic painting, such wonderful brush strokes. I always want to lay down my paint like that, but I just can't seem to leave it once I put it down, I'm very envious!
    Love the history behind your painting, wonderful!

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  3. Love everything you do. Happy to see you doing landscapes. Keep on keeping on!
    Your art buddy,
    Michael

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  4. what an inventive use of a complimentary color scheme. this is really perfect.love it...

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  5. love everything bout this one!

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