We welcome Janet Bradley to her first exhibit in the Hollingsworth Gallery. In the early ‘40’s Grammatiny (a name adopted from grandchildspeak) spent her first six years in the mountains of Colorado – and the next two on an 800 acre farm with a private beach on Long Island (where her mother was employed). Woods, hills and fields make up comfort zones you never get over and always long for. Bradley writes that without playmates nearby, she spent many hours walking in the woods, looking for birds. but she put nature and nature photography on hold until some twenty years ago when for a period, Bradley did some for arts and crafts shows. Now though, as a retiree, she writes that she is “thoroughly addicted” to the craft. She had exhibited, but stopped when her daughter could no longer help her with setting up. Her photos grace greeting cards – sold by the box and, in larger sizes, beautify her church. Bradley’s subjects include wildlife, “small critters,” butterflies and waterfowl as well as scenery. She is delighted that her hobby/business finances this avocation she loves.
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The scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium sized song bird native to the northeast upland forest. Tanagers are often hard to spot as they frequent the highest reaches of the tree canopy. The brilliant red and black plumage of the breeding male is a treat to see. Tanagers seek out insects during the summer months and fruits during migration back to their wintering grounds in the tropics.