Under the Canopy of Oaks and Gums

Black and White, Countryscape, Edgewood, Fine art photography, Nature, Photography, Upper East Texas

My second issue of photo essay periodicals is published! It is called “Under the Canopy of Oaks and Gums – Portrait of a County Road”, in the format of a 40-page magazine with premium papers fit to showcase photography works.  They are currently available at 211 Art Gallery and will also be brought to the Edgewood Heritage Festival on November 11, 2017.

Excerpt

Broadening the way of seeing is exactly what this photography work sets out to do. Subjects found along a typical county road in East Texas were portrayed in “spotlights”.

Preview and purchase

 

Book details

  • Size US Letter, 8.5×11 in, 22×28 cm, 40 Pages, premium paper
  • ISBN: Softcover – 9781389545351

To see all issues go to: BOOKS

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Magnolia – Photo Essay Periodical

Photography

The premier issue of my periodical photo essay has just been published this summer. It is available in soft cover premium magazine format and eBook for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices, and Mac or PC computers.

“Magnolia grandiflora is native to the southeastern United States. During a close-up exploration of its blossom in an East Texas late spring, the author’s senses of sight, smell, and touch transport her to different places on the other side of the world, in southeast Asia.”

Available for preview and purchase at:

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The soft cover premium magazine format, 40 pages.

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Magnolia Grandiflora

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The split-personality foliage. Undeniable is the love affair between them and the blossoms.

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Photo Essay Premier Issue – MAGNOLIA

Photography

The premier issue of my periodical photo essay is now available.

Inegaleri Photo Essay – Premier Issue, Summer 2017 – MAGNOLIA

Magnolia grandiflora is native to the southeastern United States. During a close-up exploration of its blossom in an East Texas late spring, the author’s senses of sight, smell, and touch transport her to different places on the other side of the world, in southeast Asia.

Available in soft cover premium magazine format, US Letter size (8.5×11 in), 40 pages; also in eBook format for Amazon Kindle Fire®, Apple iPad®, Android devices, and Mac or PC computers. For preview and purchase go to my Blurb bookstore at:

 

Back to Fort Worth

Architecture, Beyond, Dallas, Museum, Photography, Travel, Winter

Fort Worth in late December.

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Fort Worth water garden plaza

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A sock left behind by the aerating pond at the Fort Worth Water Garden

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Sundance Square

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Sundance Square

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Fort Worth skyline viewed from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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A corner of the Amon Carter Museum building

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Fort Worth skyline viewed from inside the museum

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Music from the border. A movie presentation of Border Cantos exhibition

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An exhibit, spectator, and museum guide

© Ine Burke | Inegaleri.com

Holiday Spirits

Beyond, Christmas, Edgewood, My Graphic Work, MySpread, Photography, Winter

Christmas season inspired photographs and graphic work.

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Tea time with homemade baklava

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The angel on high – Bass Performance Center, Fort Worth, Tx

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Rainbow of Promise, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Tx

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Border Cantos exhibition, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Tx

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House Christmas light

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Winter crescent moon

© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Supermoon and the Parade

Edgewood, Fall, Old Downtown, Photography, Skyscape, Upper East Texas

This full moon will be not only the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016 but also the largest since 1948, Bob Berman, an astronomer at the Slooh Community Observatory, told Space.com. What’s more, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.” – Source

I captured the supermoon on November 14th, 2016, when it was just risen about 6.40PM (Central Time).  It was bright, yellow and big. Our tree line was all we have to directly compare and showcase how big the moon was and that was not good enough. The next several nights, the moon was just as gorgeous as when it was on its peak. One of those nights, we drove through the old downtown Edgewood and witnessed the moon rising against the houses and buildings. It made a huge difference. The moon looked much larger. It was humongous! Of course, I didn’t have my camera then and the moon has passed its peak. But this gave me an idea to make my version of supermoon shot.

I took a picture of the Christmas Parade in downtown Edgewood in 2012. I have this picture in my third photobook, The Dancing Trees. I have always loved this picture – silhouette of horse riders in lighted downtown Edgewood on sunset. I thought it would be nice to superimpose this photo with the big yellow moon I took on November 14th, 2016. And here it is, my version of supermoon 2016 shot.

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Superimposed photo of the November 2016 supermoon and Edgewood Christmas Parade 2012

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Supermoon November 2016 in Edgewood, Tx. Taken with 400mm, no cropping.

 

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Yellow Supermoon, November 2016

 

© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Food Vendors – A handmade book

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography, Portrait, Travel

A photo essay consisting five portraits of food vendors from various cities in Indonesia:

  • Soybean curd dessert vendor on the street of North Bandung
  • Crackers vendor in her traditional kitchen in East Bandung
  • Chinese-style roast pork belly vendor in Belitung Island
  • Gudeg (traditional cuisine of Central Java) booth worker in Yogyakarta
  • Noodle vendor in front of her booth in East Bandung

Book dimension 7″ x 10″ (closed) / 8 leaves of 7″ (opened), printed on premium archival fine art 300 gsm paper, digital inkjet printing, custom made red linen hardcover.

Available for pre-order. Email to inegaleri@gmail.com.

See The Making of My Handmade Photobooks.

North Shore of Belitung Island – A handmade book

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography

A photo essay exhibiting the pristine beaches on the north shore of Belitung Island, located at Karimata Strait, which connects the South China Sea and Java Sea, Indonesia. This book consists of 7 photographs from Tanjung Tinggi Beach, Batu Berlayar Island, Lengkuas Island, and Karimata Strait.

Book dimension 10″ x 7″ (closed) / 10 leaves of 10″ (opened), printed on premium archival fine art 300 gsm paper, digital inkjet printing, custom made blue linen hardcover.

Available for pre-order. Email to inegaleri@gmail.com.

See The Making of My Handmade Photobooks.

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The Making of My Handmade Photobooks

Beyond, Fine art photography, Photography, Travel

This year, I introduced my first handmade photobooks to the 40th Edgewood Heritage Festival and 211 Art Gallery “Around the World” show, both were held on November 12th, 2016.

An accordion photobook that consists of 5 to 7 photos is a perfect medium to present a short photo essay.  It also serves as a nice display piece that can be stored like a book. After many researches on materials and how-tos, and a visit to Book Doctor in Dallas, Tx., to get materials for book cover, I went ahead with the production. I made two photobooks, “North Shore of Belitung Island” and “Food Vendors”, which photos were taken during a trip back home to Indonesia this summer.

“North Shore of Belitung Island” consists of 7 landscape photographs which leads to the decision to make a “landscape” orientation book (finished book dimension with cover is 10″ width x 7″ height). The “Food Vendors” exhibits 5 photographs of people in small food businesses in “portrait” orientation, thus the book orientation (finished book dimension with cover is 7″ width x 10″ height). They are now displayed at the 211 Art Gallery in Athens, Tx., and available for pre-order (email to inegaleri@gmail.com).

Here’s the steps I went through to produce my first handmade photobooks:

1. Print the content on 13″x19″ premium archival fine art and photographic digital paper.

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2. Cut paper according to design dimension. What I have here are 19″ x 6.5″ pieces for the Belitung Island and 13″ x 9.5″ pieces for Food Vendors book.

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3. Score the paper with bone folder accordingly to create a crease for neater and easier folding.

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4. Make hinges to connect the papers with glue to create the accordion effect.  Use pH neutral glue made for book binding and paper projects.

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The accordion book formed.

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5. Cut board and linen for the book covers. The board’s dimension is 0.5 inches bigger that the book’s width and height, the linen’s is slightly bigger than the board. Wrap and glue the linen to the boards.

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6. Glue the content to the covers.

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7. The finished accordion books.

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© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

The Best Kept Secret of East Texas

Beyond, Historic Parkway, Nature, Photography, Spring, Travel, Upper East Texas
Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden

Around 1954, over 1,000 acres of land near Gladewater, Texas, was transformed by the land lady, Mrs. Helen Lee, into a secret garden.  Out of her love to the land, she converted what used to be a gravel pits into a daffodil retreat with a 5-acre lake and a 3-acre pond, called Lake Josephine – named after her mother.  It took an entire boxcar load of daffodil bulbs from Holland and about 40 workers to make this daffodil garden.  It is considered the best kept secret in East Texas.  A replica of pioneer style log cabin was added to the site in 1954 overlooking Lake Josephine as a quiet place to enjoy the beauty of the land and its wildlife. Following her passing in 1984, at her request, the park has been opened to the public in spring.

Learn more about the park at http://www.daffodilgarden.com/daffodils_home.htm

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Lake Josephine and Log Cabin Site

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Photographs © Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

7 Days of Nature Photo Challenge

Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Texas
This challenge was done on Facebook, January 25 to 31, 2016.
Day 1
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Title: The Birds

Date: January, 2016

A massive flock of black birds is a common wintertime phenomenon in East Texas. It sounds and looks like scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, The Birds. The massiveness of the flock against the silhouette of tree branches in this photograph is a reminiscent of oriental style painting.

 

Day 2

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Title: Tangled

Date: July, 2015

A toad cobwebbed outside the kitchen window.

 

Day 3

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Title: Wallflower, Wallflower, won’t you Dance with Me

Date: May, 2015

A colossal show of privet blossoms in the end of spring is another phenomenon to enjoy around pastures and woods of East Texas. Unlike “The Birds”, these walls of flowers are quiet, but they offer a very pleasant sweet odor, especially in the evening.

 

Day 4

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Title: Mug Shot of a Snapping Turtle

Date: April, 2012

A prehistoric looking snapping turtle being transported to a nearby Crooked Creek from a county bridge construction site.

 

Day 5

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Title: Camper’s Nature Trail

Date: February, 2014

A dense grove of ash tree along the Camper’s nature trail.

 

Day 6

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Title: Fairy’s Stairway

Date: May, 2015

Mushrooms grow on a dead oak tree stump.

 

Day 7

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Title: Misty

Date: January, 2015

All reaches out to the sun, wanting it to come out of the obscuring mist.

 

© Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

My Exhibits at the Edgewood Heritage Festival 2015

Edgewood, Fall, Festivals, Fine art photography, Heritage Park, Photography

In case you missed it, and also by request from some of my guests, these are my exhibits that I presented at the 39th Edgewood Heritage Festival, November 14th, 2015.

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They are all framed and ready to hang in various dimension, but also available in customized size if requested. Most of them are local, taken in Edgewood and surrounding areas. One of the exhibits was taken in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.  Thank you to all who had come and enjoyed my work. See you again soon, hopefully!

 

Majestic Texas Sky | Frame 16x20 | Giclee Print 11x14

Majestic Texas Sky, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 16 x 20 | Print 11 x 14

 

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Curves of Magnolia Leaves, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 16 x 20 | Print 11 x 14

 

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Coca Cola, Mineola, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x 10

 

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Moon Pie & RC Cola, Ben Wheeler, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x 10

 

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Mill Creek 1, Edgewood & Fruitvale, Tx | Frame 18 x 24 | Print 11 x 17

 

Mill Creek 2

Mill Creek 2, Edgewood & Fruitvale, Tx | Frame 18 x 24 | Print 11 x 17

 

Rainbow over Pecan Tree

Rainbow over Pecan Tree, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x 10

 

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Dog Town, Canton, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x10

 

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Texan Theatre, Athens, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x 10

 

Shadows of Medicine Bottles

Shadows of Medicine Bottles, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 14 x 18 | Print 8 x 10

 

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“A” Frame on Mill Creek, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 12 x 16 | Print 8 x 12

 

Golden Rods

Golden Rods, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 12 x 16 | Print 8 x 12

 

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Triptych of Cypress Tree, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 12 x 16 | Print 8 x 12

 

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Magnolia Blossom, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 12 x 16 | Print 8 x 12

 

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Lime Green, French Quarter, NOLA | Frame 17 x 20 | Print 11 x 14

 

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Accorns & Nuts, Edgewood, Tx | | Frame 16 x 16 | Print 12 x 12

 

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Sunrise 2, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 11 x 11 | Print 8 x 10

 

Pine Cones in Frame

Pine Cones, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 11 x 14 | Print 8 x 10

 

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County Road, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 16 x 20 | Print 11 x 14

 

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Freshly Cut Hay, Edgewood, Tx | Frame 16 x 20 | Print 11 x 14

 

All photographs are © Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

 

 

Edgewood Heritage Festival 2015

Edgewood, Fall, Festivals, My Graphic Work, MySpread, Photography

For the fourth time, I will be a part of the Edgewood Heritage Festival which will be held this coming Saturday, November 14th, 2015, 9AM – 4PM, in downtown Edgewood, Tx.  What makes this festival very special is that it is nested right inside the Heritage Park Museum of East Texas that comprises of 22 historic buildings, fully restored and furnished. You will feel like you step back in time to the year of early 1900’s in a rural village of East Texas. The hosts, who are the members and volunteers of the Heritage Park Museum board, will dress in the period costumes. The main streets of the old downtown Edgewood will be covered with classic cars, antique tractors, and old engines. Not to mention the heritage entertainment brought by children of Edgewood, such as Cotton-Eyed Joe dance, and many others! It truly looks like the time when the cotton was booming in Edgewood and the farmer took their harvest to weigh and sell. You’ve got to come and see it for yourself! And visit my booth at The Section House, by the Murchison Train Depot! I will be presenting my latest photography works and new sets of note cards and small prints. See you there!

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Super Blue Moon over Edgewood, Tx

Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Skyscape, Summer

Blue Moon is a phenomenon that occurs when a second full moon happens in one calendar month.  Last night, not only was it the blue moon, but it was also a supermoon (or perigee) which occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to the earth. The first full moon in the month of July 2015 was on July 1st. This is a rare occasion. The last blue moon happens in 2012 and the next one will be in 2018. The infrequent nature of this lunar event led to the phrase “once in a blue moon” to signify a rare occurrence. It does not actually mean the moon will be blue. (Telegraph.co.uk)

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The blue moon over Edgewood, Tx – July 31st, 2015, 11pm

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The moon and sky in the morning, August 1st, 2015, 6.30 am

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

“Clouds, clouds, are you mocking us?” say the trees

Black and White, Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Skyscape, Summer

It has been so alive and active up there, lately.  Cold front from the North and warm air wave from the South were fighting for a place here in East Texas.  It brought few scattered thunderstorms, cool temperature one day and very warm the next. But the best thing was these spreads of playful clouds on the skyscape. One cool-ish afternoon, close to the end of June, the clouds decided to mock the shape of the tree lines – at least according to my eyesight.

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Photography © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

The Bomars’ Climbing Rose

Edgewood, Historic Parkway, Nature, Photography, Spring

April 2015

This is a photo essay about a pine-tree-climbing rose, grown and loved by The Bomar family, in Edgewood, Tx. It becomes quite a landmark when in blooms. The road where it grows by is a part of The Old Dallas-Shreveport Historic Parkway in Van Zandt County (near the Barren Ridge historical marker). The photos were taken in early spring (April 2015). Click on the first photo and follow the ‘next/previous arrow’ to read the story in sequence.

Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Heritage Park Museum Annual Banquet 2015

Edgewood, Heritage Park, Memorial, Photography, Spring

May 11th, 2015

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The 38th Annual Banquet of the Heritage Park Museum of East Texas was held on May 11th, 2015, in Edgewood Civic Center, Edgewood, Texas.  It was a big success with 85 in attendance and several new members joining.  Many of the members contributed to the great evening beginning with the thirty minute mixer preceding the brief meeting which was followed by a great catered meal by the Lumber Yard Café.  Among the highlights was the continuous video presented by Suzy Heckman and the sing-a-long led by the talented Carl Hall.  Also, the silent auction was outstanding and covered all the banquet expenses.  The live “Pie and Cake” auction closed the night with cheers and laughter. Thanks to everyone who contributed a helping hand. ~ from the Heritage Park update, May 2015.

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The museum’s website:  http://edgewoodheritagepark.org/

Photographs @ 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Been to Ennis, Texas?

Architecture, Black and White, Ennis, Historic Site, Old Downtown, Photography

Ennis, Texas, is located just 35 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas. It was established in 1872 and in 1930s used to be known as the place “Where Railroads and Cotton Fields Meet.”  Today it is known, among other things, as the place where Bluebonnet and Czech heritage are celebrated.  The National Polka Festival is held here every Memorial Day Weekend.  Music, costumes, and food of the Czech heritage will be showcased. The parade will run through this historic downtown of Ennis.  Go there this weekend, if you got the chance!

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The Praying Citizens

Canton, Historic Site, Main Street City Texas, Memorial, Photography, Spring

May 7th, 2015.

The citizens of Van Zandt County, Texas, gathered and prayed together today to observe the National Day of Prayer 2015 at the historic Van Zandt County Courthouse, in Canton, Texas.

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Blue Bonnet Trails in Ennis, Texas

Countryscape, Ennis, Nature, Photography, Spring

“Ennis was designated by the 1997 State Legislature as the home of the “Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail” and was designated the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas.”  From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club.” Read more at their official website: http://www.visitennis.org/bluebonnet.htm

These photos were taken on April 20th, 2015, on the way to and along the trails.

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All photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

The Goode Garden

Edgewood, Historic Site, Nature, Photography, Spring

This is a photo essay of a garden and a house that has been capturing my eyes since I moved to Edgewood.  I finally get to know the owners and have a chance to be there and see it, up close and personal.  It’s the Goode’s Garden.

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The House

Located in the old downtown Edgewood, Texas, this house is known as “Bennett Joseph Carter” Home, built in 1912, adapting Queen Anne-style.  In 2010, it received the Official Historical Medallion from the State of Texas.  It is still in great living condition, owned, lived, and loved by the Goode family.

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Follow the Orange Brick Road

There is an open space between the main house and the garage. Almost all year round, that open space is  filled with burst of vibrant colors from flowers and there’s a glimpse of brown rocks.  I’ve been watching and admiring it for years.

SGoodes 3 |IBurke-1Being there in person, the warm brick walkways will guide one’s vision and way throughout the garden, to the flower beds in front and around the house.  Just follow the orange brick road.

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The backyard is airy and spacious, yet still a lot of things to enjoy.  A swing.  Yellow irises, by the vegetable garden.  Heirloom rose bush grows against the back fence.  Pea blossoms. An outhouse.  The azalea by the house.

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The sound of birds singing and fighting fill the air.  The red-breasted robins catching their dinner.  The deafening sound of the train passing by.

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The side porch provides the premier seats to enjoy the water-feature garden.  Hibiscus. Roses. Dianthus. Viola. Pansies. Azalea. African daisy.  Irises and many more.  Bees and butterflies. The sound of water fountain.

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Finally, there it is.  The part of the garden that I have been wanting to see.

 All photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Second Week of Spring – Iris & Wisteria

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Spring

Still in the second week of spring, irises decorates the ground, road side, and highway’s median. Wisterias climb up the fence and wire, and form walls or even tower of purple (and some white) along the road.  They are fragrant, too.  ~ See all my spring coverage at https://inegaleri.com/category/spring/

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Second week of Spring – Native Tree Blossoms

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Spring

Not as punchy as red bud blossoms, but these white – with slight pink shade- blossoms from the native trees are not less attractive.

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Sassafras tree with its lime-yellow blossoms looks so light and airy.

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Young leaves on the tree and weeds catching light in an early windy evening.

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Second Week of Spring – Red Bud Blossoms

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Spring

Native red bud blossoms appearing from among limbs and branches in surrounding woods.  They get bolder and bolder each day.  The yellowish sprouting tree leaves and big blue sky only add contrast to the pink-magenta blossoms. ~ Edgewood, Texas

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The Beginning of Spring

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Spring

Daffodils and jonquils have passed the relay baton to fruit trees and ground cover.  Pear, plum, and peach trees are blossoming, along with the red buds. Patches of white, yellow, and purple flowers of the wild ground cover catch the dew in a foggy morning.  New young cones of the pines reflect the yellow sun rays.  Bees are buzzing high and low. So is the lawn mower. Welcome, spring!

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

A Look Inside

Architecture, Edgewood, Historic Site, Old Downtown, Photography

The town of Edgewood, Texas, began in 1878.  The original downtown setting hasn’t been having a lot of changes.  Some old buildings were restored and functional, some are being maintained awaiting for an opportunity to be restored.  The stories of the beginning era of the town are told and kept in several local publications, such as “The Edgewood Story” by Authula M. McLemore & Eloise Pettigrew Ellis.

Here’s a look inside a building, which used to be a physician and dentist’s office in early 1900’s in Edgewood, Tx.  Hopes and ideas to restore the interior has been expressed.  In the mean time, the wallpaper and layers of paints on the walls whisper the stories and tales of what were going on inside this building long before my time.

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Below are some of the restored and functional old buildings in downtown Edgewood, Tx., the Civic Centre, Hardware Store, and Pharmacy (left to right).

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

White, Gold, and Blue

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Winter

Sleet and snow hit the area hours before dawn, blessing the beholders with a glorious white, gold, and blue in the morning.  The gold reflection on the creek is gone as soon as the sun climbs higher.  The white takes it easy and lingers until noon.  The sky is blue all day long. ~ Snow scene on March 3, 2015, in Edgewood, Texas.

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Altocumulus in Morning

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Skyscape, Winter

Patches of white and grey puffy clouds spread all over the blue canvas of sky two mornings ago. From east to west, north to south. On the east, gleams of brilliant warmth reflected on the edge of the altocumulus where the sun tried to peek through. It was one-of-a-kind morning. Altocumulus in Morning | Feb 2015-1Altocumulus in Morning | Feb 2015-7

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My Small World

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Winter

This is not Point Reyes, nor is it Sumburu Wildlife Park. This is my small world where the dog watches the sun and moon face to face in mornings.  This is the land where the pruned grapevines bask in the sun, with possibilities of getting freeze the next day or so.  This is a warm February morning in East Texas.

Hank watching in morning | Feb 2015-3 Moon in morning | Feb 2015-2 Vineyard in morning | Feb 2015-1Photography © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

A Hidden World of Mill Creek

Black and White, Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Winter

A hidden world under tangled branches, vines, and limbs in a nook of Mill Creek as it meanders along in Van Zandt County, Texas.  These two pieces will be part of Going Green Show at the 211 Art Gallery in Athens, Texas, from today through April 18, 2015.  The printed dimension for both are 11″ x 17″ print, 18″ x 24″ with frame.

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A 7 a.m. view from the front porch

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Skyscape, Winter

A January , 7 a.m., morning view from the front porch.  These subjects with the same point of view have been photographed over and over in different lights, time, and season. Just can’t get enough of them.

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Architecture, Beyond, Beyond Upper East Texas, Black and White, Fine art photography, Photography, Travel

This is one out of three St. Louis Cemeteries, the oldest surviving cemeteries in New Orleans.  It was established by Royal Spanish Land Grant in 1789.  The St. Louis Cemetery No.1, at the corner of St. Louis and Basin Street, was originally twice its current size and located outside of the city limit. All the graves are above-ground vaults which believed to protect the bodies from flooding and was also a common practice adapted by French and Spanish culture.

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The sky-scraping New Orleans city skyline against down-to-earth tombs of St. Louis Cemetery No.1.

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The cemetery is adorned with fascinating memorial sculptures, monuments, and statuary.Ine Burke | St Louis Cemetery-1

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The tallest monument in the cemetery belongs to The Italian Mutual Benevolent Society.  The tomb has space for a thousand remains for the society members.  It is a way to lower the fund of burial for individuals.

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Some of notable citizens of New Orleans were buried here.  The most visited now is probably what is believed to be the tomb of the Voo Doo Queen, Marie Laveau, who was rested in her family tomb.  The tomb is covered with cross marks put by people who believe that it will make Laveau’s spirit grant a wish. The living family members consider this as vandalism.

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“OMNIA AB UNO” – all comes from One-  is engraved on this pure white 9-feet pyramid tomb belongs to actor Nicolas Cage for his future final resting place. The plot was purchased in 2010.

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The Adams Family tomb (the white one).

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A tomb with different finish.

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Iron works at the cemetery adapt fleur-de-lis and cross elements.

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New Orleans skyline meets the cemetery’s gate.Ine Burke | St Louis Cemetery-16Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

All photograph is available for individual print purchase.

The Streets of French Quarter, New Orleans – Part 1

Architecture, Beyond, Beyond Upper East Texas, Black and White, Photography, Travel

Who doesn’t need a vacation.  A recent trip to the French Quarter, New Orleans, satisfied my ‘appetite’ for street and people photography.

Ine Burke - NOLA PPL-1 Napoleon Building, Chartres and St. Louis St.

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Ine Burke - NOLA PPL-2 B is for “beignet” – Cafe Du Monde, Decatur and St. Ann St.

~Ine Burke - NOLA PPL-3The gate to historic French Market, Ursuline Ave. and N. Peter St.
~Ine Burke - NOLA PPL-4 Between the first and second section of the French Market, a stall keeper blends in with an art installation.

~Ine Burke - NOLA PPL-5“$ Starting artist trying to pace along $” the sign says – Somewhere in French Quarter

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Is it Johny Depp? – Somewhere in French Quarter

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Either Side of the Bridge

Black and White, Edgewood, Fruitvale, Nature, Photography, Upper East Texas, Winter

Standing on the 2-year-old concrete bridge, these are what you will see in winter.  Tangled vines, limbs, and branches. And barren trees. The bridge is one of many that crosses over the Mill Creek in Van Zandt County, Tx.  This particular one is connecting Edgewood and Fruitvale.

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Fruitvale < | > Edgewood

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BW CR by Ine Burke 2015-4From the bridge, the county road meanders towards Hwy 19, Edgewood

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Winter on the Edge of the Piney Woods

Countryscape, Edgewood, Nature, Photography, Upper East Texas, Winter

A triptych (3 panels) approach is used to present this common scenery of branches and limbs in a winter in East Texas. Old wet plate and eroded film look were applied.  Just another play on “On the Edge of the Piney Woods” photo series.On the Edge of the Piney Woods Triptych© 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

A Wine Jug and a Pomegranate

Edgewood, Photography, Still

The red Lenoir filtered the sunlight that came through the kitchen window. Bright red light beamed throughout the kitchen.  Stars shining on the edges of the one-gallon glass jug and a pomegranate next to it. Just another interesting morning in a kitchen in Edgewood, Texas.

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