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Tupper Lake Woods

Tupper Lake, NY Woods

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board

 
This is my entry for the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge.  This week features Birch Trees and I have my own source from my mom's collection of photo's of how Tupper Lake looked in the 1940's. 
 
Thanks to strictly enforced environmental laws and restrictions, there are some areas in the Adirondacks that have not changed much since then. 
 
I loved visiting my Aunt Ownne (Leona) when I was a kid.  Tupper Lake had wild strawberries and raspberries and I loved picking them.  I especially loved my aunt Ownee's berry shortcake desserts.  Her husband, Uncle Phil once baked up a batch of homemade saltines!  He make crackers from scratch.  Mine had sugar on them.  So many good memories of Tupper Lake and of the dairy farm in New York blessed my childhood.
 
I could go on...like how the power went off all the time.   

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