A Day in Vermont
November 21, 2016


The Old Stomping Ground

These happy girls have the run of the place at Wayward Goose Farm.

You might say they know their way around the barnyard.

Please Note: This auction will run two weeks while I finish up my Commission work for 2016.

I’ll be back on Monday, Dec 5 with… a SNOW scene?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Size: 12X16 (auctioned unframed)
Medium: Oil on panel

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On Thanksgiving Day

By James Mee

Late November’s whisper

is falling snow they say.

The wood stove’s stoked

we’re warm as toast

on Thanksgiving Day.

Turkey’s in the oven.

Silverware is shining.

The table’s set

with smiling faces —



or trying.

Grandpa stands to say grace

and gives Grandma a squeeze.

And we all say,

“Amen” real loud,

then Mom says, “Dig in, please.”

There is hope for what might be.

Happy talk of good old days.

Always grateful

for the blessing of love


Thanksgiving Day.

Copyright 2016 James Mee

Grandpa’s Knob, Vermont

All Rights Reserved

20 Responses to “The Old Stomping Ground”

  1. Brian Dugan

    Happy Thanksgiving Peter. Thanks again for keeping Vermont alive for me.

  2. Michaela Tomaselli

    Hello Peter, It was such a pleasure seeing
    you at Art in the Park. The art I purchased
    From you has brought additional warmth
    to my home, along with the many other
    beautiful works of art, from your talented,
    inspirational,mind, and hand….I am thankful for
    for your gift, and the joy it brings to this
    World. Happy Thanksgiving to you and
    yours. Warmest regards, Michaela (also
    frommy Sister Nancy Pratico)

    • Peter Huntoon

      Great to see you too Michaela, I’m so glad you are enjoying the artwork. Thanks for all your support!

  3. Brian Blaine

    The rich tapestry of “greyed” (less intense) greens, blues, reds, and violets lend a pleasing peace and elegance to this typical Vermont barnyard scene. Also, the more pure strokes of yellow on the “girls” backs and in the grass line at the base of the distant barn both provide focus and, in conjunction with strategically placed fence posts, keep the eye moving through the painting. Definitely one of my favorites ye! Great job, Peter, and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Peter Huntoon

      You certainly have a great deal of compositional expertise Brian, and a way with words as well. This painting came together well for me too. Not all of them do, unfortunately, but that makes the winners that much sweeter by contrast. Thanks Brian!

  4. cynthia adams

    NOW THAT’S A FARMER’S FARM!! And the girls are happy…. bet they will be in snow now. THANKS for a nice memory of being around the farms while growing up in VT. Enjoy the holiday…Cynthia

  5. Michael Takac

    Great painting. Great website. Great work! Hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving Holiday. Sincerely, MTakac

    • Peter Huntoon

      Thanks so much for all your support over the years, Michael! I would STILL sand a custom frame for YOU. 🙂

  6. vivian seidler

    A wonderful picture, Peter! So realistic I feel like I could step right into it! You and your family have a terrific Thanksgiving also. Vivian Seidler


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