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    Sunday, July 21, 2024

    Painting in the cutting garden

    Jim Kennedy of East Lyme looks through a wooden viewfinder as he paints a scene at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Kennedy, who called himself an “advanced amateur” painter was working on a scene with the sunflowers in bloom. He said he comes to the park often to paint. “This is just the most beautiful space to spend time and try and capture,” he said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    A monarch butterfly lands on a strawflower at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jim Kennedy of East Lyme uses oil paints as he works on a scene at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Kennedy, who called himself an “advanced amateur” painter was working on a scene with the sunflowers in bloom. He said he comes to the park often to paint. “This is just the most beautiful space to spend time and try and capture,” he said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jim Kennedy of East Lyme uses oil paints as he works on a scene at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Kennedy who called himself an “advanced amateur” painter was working on a scene with the sunflowers in bloom. He said he comes to the park often to paint. “This is just the most beautiful space to spend time and try and capture,” he said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Monarch butterflies feed from plants at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jim Kennedy of East Lyme uses oil paints as he works on a scene at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. Kennedy who called himself an “advanced amateur” painter was working on a scene with the sunflowers in bloom. He said he comes to the park often to paint. “This is just the most beautiful space to spend time and try and capture,” he said. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Waterford ― Jim Kennedy, of East Lyme, used oil paints as he worked on a scene at the cutting garden at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford on Wednesday.

    Monarch butterflies also swarmed to the area around the flowers, feeding off flowers before migrating south for the season.

    Kennedy who called himself an “advanced amateur” painter, was working on a scene with the sunflowers in bloom. He said he comes to the park often to paint.

    “This is just the most beautiful space to spend time and try and capture,” he said.

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