Staff Writer By: Hope Kumor (hopeandlove)
I'm partial to the woods, trees and rather all things nature. I love sunsets and sunrises, falling leaves and beautiful flowers. And, even though the image labeled "Refuge" is nothing more than trees and the woods, I loved the image and wanted to know more. So, guess what I did? Well, I contacted Renderosity member calico_jester and asked him to provide some more details about it!
The woodland area shown in my image is a small portion of land which my Family purchased during 1942 that was previously owned--during the mid-1800's--by one of Cary, North Carolina's founding fathers: Wyatt J. Holleman. He buried two sons here beside an old farm road during the Winter of 1862. The graves were located near our home, which my Dad--after his US Army service during World War II--and started building during 1946. As a child, I lived a substantial portion of my youth by wandering creeks, hills and wetlands. My Aunt Nell also loved the woodlands and created two ponds, which have been the subject of many of my photograph images. During the past five years, this property has been my "refuge" from rampant city growth, with its ever increasing human population. It is home to deer, foxes, raccoon and a variety of birds and wildlife.