Today’s weird bird is rather dull…
It is a Nudnik bird!
Nudnik (nood-nik) – a persistently dull, boring pest.
Sometimes I feel like my weird birds are a little boring or maybe I just need a break from creating them for awhile.
So I have decided to take a blogging break and enjoy the lake for the summer.
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Lake, paper collage, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged gelli-printed paper, imagination, lake time, paper collage, smile, summer, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
I interrupt this weekly weird bird post to share a perfect day with you!
We had to make a quick trip to the lake yesterday to have our RV fixed by “Bob,” the mobile RV doctor! 😉
It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 80’s so I thought you might want to tag along with me for some lake time in Northern Idaho…
Priest Lake does look rather inviting with its pristine water but it is still a chilly 60 degrees.
I’d rather sit in a beach chair and enjoy the view, how about you?
The wild roses are in bloom and so Pretty In Pink
I even discovered a bumble bee enjoying them!
The Cottonwood trees were shedding their cottony seeds and it looked a little like snow falling from this brilliant blue sky.
My friend, Marsha showed me her amazing needlepoint she is creating of BIRDS! I can’t wait until she completes all the unique stitches and adds their beaded hats!
I hope you enjoyed this perfect day at the lake with me!
As the sign in our kitchen at home says… “A day at the lake is worth a month in town!”
P.S. I did see a “gang” of turkeys cross the road on the car ride home… perhaps they will show up in next week’s weird bird Wednesday!
Posted in Lake, Nature Photography, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Birds
Tagged a perfect day, blue sky, friendship, lake time, natural beauty, nature, nature photography, Priest Lake, pristine lake, relaxing, summer
Yesterday, I went to a potluck with some lake friends. I decided to try a new recipe using my Spiralizer – so I made this Italian Pasta Salad – without pasta! I used zucchini and I have to say, no one missed the pasta. I will share my recipe next week. Here is a photo of it:
Making this salad gave me the inspiration to paint sweet peppers for World Watercolor Month.
My subject matter – I was painting outdoors so my lighting changed but this gives you an idea:
My finished painting in my art journal:
I decided to splatter my background instead of adding the tablecloth. I think it looks rather festive, don’t you?
Posted in Art Journal, Food, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #worldwatercolormonth, Art, daily practice, friends, inspiration, lake time, outdoors, pasta salad, peppers, potlucks, relaxing, summer, sunny day, watercolor
My hubby and I opened up our lake place (trailer) over the weekend. We weren’t sure of the weather but decided to chance it and left home in rainy weather but arrived at the lake in sunshine!
The weather turned out to be wonderfully warm and the sky was the brilliant blue of summer… although the mountains were still covered with snow!
We took our first boat ride of the season… Lake time for us is May through September. I have been going to Priest Lake, Idaho since I was a baby so it always feels like coming home when I arrive!
Here are some more photos for you to enjoy with a haiku:
Snow on rocky peaks,
Sunshine sparkles on waves blue-green…
Ah, fresh mountain air!
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged beautiful place, haiku, heaven on earth, lake, lake time, love this place, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, snow on mountains, sunshine