Today is Memorial Day in the United States when we proudly wave our American flag to thank ALL who have served our country so we can live in freedom!
Hoorah for the red, white and blue!!
On a side note, it has been a windy, rainy and cool weekend at the lake. We have spent much of it indoors; reading, napping and eating! 😉
What have you been doing over the weekend to relax?
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I’m amazed how relaxed my cat can be…
When sleeping on the couch like this, you see:
I wonder how he can be so unaware,
Yet seems content when I take his photo there.
I thought this was a funny pose for my cat so I had to share it with you. If we could all sleep so soundly and comfortably. Lol!
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Summer clouds reflect,
Another season ending…
Autumn’s chill arrives.
My hubby and I went kayaking Saturday before the big chill arrived at the lake. The early morning rain shower on Sunday brought a new layer of cool autumn air.
We close up at the lake soon. I always feel a little sad to see another summer season end…
We feel blessed to have so many wonderful memories and seasons with our friends at the lake!
Cheers to good memories! 🙂
P.S. What memories do you cherish with friends? I hope you share them with me! ❤️
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Tagged autumn, changing seasons, friends, lake, memories, mountains, nature, peaceful, photography, poetry, reflection, summer
OK, I agree, my title is a bit punny for one of the last five watercolors I did in July:
Next, I decided to expand my horizons (so to speak) and painted this landscape:
Not a subject I normally paint, so I was pleased with it… below is my reference photo I used from a photo I took of a nearby creek:
We recently had a full moon that inspired these summer stars:
I enjoyed playing with a dagger brush and different color combinations for them.
Time was short so I experimented to create this fantastic feather:
I used a straw to blow wet pools of watercolor paint and gold acrylic ink to give it some pizazz! The collaged letter, “F” I created from one of my leftover watercolor circles from a previous project.
I ended my last painting for July with this door and quote:
I was ready to close the “door” on this project and start something new!
Thank you ALL for your encouragement on this month’s project, as always, I appreciate your kind comments and likes of support… it means so much to me!
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Today’s weird birds are just
This “odd” couple was inspired by this old photograph:
I hope this post gives you a giggle today… 😃
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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What inspires YOU?
This last weekend I was at the lake…
The weather has been unusually warm which has made the snow melt too quickly. The lake water is well above normal.
Beaches are now part of the lake…
Perhaps stories around a campfire some day?
The lake was so calm for these photos… beautiful reflections:
I love how the sky reflects on the water…
It gave me time to relax and reflect on my own life.
And create this lake doodle in my art journal…
I’d love to hear what helps YOU relax!
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Yesterday, I had a lazy daisy kind of day…
I was at the lake and the weather was very nice!
What a difference a week makes! The photo below on the left was taken last weekend and the photo on the right shows how the beach chairs would NOW be under water!
The sunshine feels wonderful but we don’t need the snow in the mountains to melt too quickly! Flood warnings are now in place…
Oh, the balance of nature… glad I’m not in charge! 😉
Hope you had a lazy daisy day too! What did you do?
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Birds!!! Of course! 😉
This Brown-Headed Bridge bird was caught with its
hand beak in the bark butter again!
Kathy at Backyard Bird Nerd is a big believer of feeding bark butter to the bazillion birds that flock to her yard!
I hope you check out Kathy’s blog if you too want a treat of beautifully photographed birds (and butterflies in the summer too!)
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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Spring!! Can you hear the earth sing?!
I was excited to see these tender green sprouts of chives making an appearance yesterday…
And my lilies can hardly wait for more sunshine so they can stretch out tender stems from a long, cold winter…
Rhubarb is seriously stunning in color and texture, wouldn’t you agree? I can almost taste the Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp! Yum!
And what about this shiny green moss? It seems to have found a place to grow between these walkway stones!
I can see a bird head, how about you? 😉
Be sure to check out Ali’s blog, The Mindful Gardner
I can almost smell each flower’s scent in Ali’s photos and descriptions! Her passion for gardening is like a sprouting seed after a long cold winter…
If you were to draw, paint or photograph ten items that YOU treasure around your home, what would they be?
For the second assignment for Lynn Whipple’s online class, The Essence of Still Life, we were to draw ten items on our table:
I had fun selecting different items – some treasures and some I just like to draw, like the pear… to complete this still life on a 10 x 10 inch wood panel.
Please check out Arlene’s blog. She is also taking Lynn’s class. Arlene’s art style is fabulous! I like what she chose to draw for her still life.
I’d love to hear about what items you treasure…
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