Sharon Oard Warner

Sharon Oard Warner

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Starry, Starry Night”

7 Sep­tem­ber 2014

This past Wednes­day and Thurs­day, Nation­al Geo­graph­ic pho­tog­ra­phers vis­it­ed the D.H. Lawrence Ranch. Unlike most folks, who go to the Ranch dur­ing the day­light hours, these pho­tog­ra­phers trekked up to the Home­stead­er Cab­in after night­fall, when noc­tur­nal ani­mals emerge under the cov­er of darkness.

The owls and coy­otes must have been watch­ing as the pho­tog­ra­phers set up their tripods around the Lawrence Tree and aimed their cam­eras sky­ward, through tan­gled tree limbs and toward the stars. Eighty-five years after Geor­gia O’Keeffe lay back on a carpenter’s bench and got lost in the stars, Nation­al Geo­graph­ic pho­tog­ra­phers made the jour­ney to see what she saw and record it for the rest of us.

To get a quick les­son and two min­utes of splen­dor, vis­it this site, Khan Acad­e­my, “O’Ke­effe: The Lawrence Tree.”

Georgia O'Keeffe Starry Starry Night
Geor­gia O’Ke­effe, “Star­ry Star­ry Night”

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