Aroma of Fall
Pause for a moment and return to a simpler time and place when the aroma of burning leaves in the fall air signaled the changing of seasons. It was a more innocent era before an expanding population created environmental concerns, and when harvesting of summer's foliage was a small town ritual. Careful observers will also see in this painting other fading memories from America's romantic past: the prominent town bulletin board, the flag positioned proudly outside the general store and the familiar Maple Drive and Elm Street. The distinctive lamppost and stone sidewalk tell us this scene is just down the block from "Autumn Evening."