Flemings Landing Delaware
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
Route 9 is the essence of Delaware. For 50 miles between the Colonial Court House in the City of New Castle, and the John Dickinson Plantation, Delaware's two-lane Route 9 runs in a north to south (or south to north) direction in a course that parallels the western shore of Delaware River and Bay, winding past a succession of uniquely Delaware landscapes: heavy industrial sites, forests, tidal and non-tidal marshland, areas of significant natural resources and wildlife habitat, historic towns and quaint villages, and working farms with cultivated fields of grain, corn and soybeans.
Designated by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) as the Coastal Heritage Greenway, Route 9 is rich with the wildlife, wetlands and ecosystems of the Delaware River and Bay estuary and has a landscape filled with the record of Delaware history in the form of buildings and towns. Many important examples of Delaware's cultural and natural history, as well as its present day agricultural, industrial, and environmental landscape, are located along Route 9.
Driving along Route 9 can be an experience in serenity. The road is aligned with the western edge of Delaware's extensive marshland coast, and at many points a variety of marsh vegetation is bridged by the road. Generally, the road is lightly traveled, and signs for slow- moving farm vehicles abound. The region surrounding Route 9 contains the largest area of preserved coastal marshland on the East Coast of the United States, and in several areas the traveler along Route 9 can see a marshland landscape that would have been visible to a colonist at the time of the American Revolution.
Along the Delaware Coastal byway the traveler often finds himself in the midst of scenes of broad agricultural fields, much of it preserved farmland, interspersed with marshland, small creeks and guts leading down to the Delaware Bay. Route 9 is intersected by a series of small roads, named for the landings they accessed, that end at the Delaware River. The traveler also has views of the Delaware River in the distance appearing beyond the short grass marshes that persist in this area. The fishing village and landing of Flemings Landing is one of those points which from the earliest settlements carried people and produce to the bay along the 7 mile Smyrna River that is completely navigable from beginning to end. The river forms the boundary between New Castle and Kent Counties.
Digitally hand-painted from an image in the public domain from National Scenic Byways. Texture applied over painting.
Thank you so much to these fine groups for featuring this image:
ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS - JOETTA
ALL FINE ART AMERICA ARTWORK - NADINE AND BOB
EXCELLENT SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS - JOE
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DIGITAL REALISM - ANNE
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Copyright Lianne Schneider 2014
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February 18th, 2014
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