Tag Archives: photography

Clear Skies

We have been dealing with smoke from wild fires in our area for several weeks.  Not only do we have poor vision but the air quality has been awful!  This photo was taken last weekend at the lake:

IMG_3103

So we were thrilled to have a few drops of rain and wind to clear the skies this last weekend!

IMG_3197

Yesterday, we were able to enjoy a short boat ride and breathe in fresh air in clear skies.  It was wonderful to see blue sky and mountains again.  Hoorah! 😃

We noticed the air and water temperatures were cooler and leaves starting to change to autumn’s glorious show:

IMG_3194

It was so nice to enjoy the beauty around us again!  We hope that the firefighters are able to get control of fires around us so that the smoke stays away.  We still need rain badly.

Even the wild animals are hurting from the dry weather.  I found this wild bunny eating an apple from a neighbor’s tree.  The deer love the apples but I have never seen a bunny eat one!

IMG_3132

Such bizarre weather this year, everywhere it seems…

Stay safe friends!

Cheers! 🙂

 

A Blue-Sky Day

It was a blue-sky kind of day at the lake yesterday.  The sun was shining, no wildfire smoke was in the air and we enjoyed a nice boat ride on smooth water!

Summer skies of blue,

IMG_3035

 Filtered streams of sun light,

IMG_3032

Fade into fall’s grasp:

IMG_3027

Wishing you a blue-sky kind of relaxation wherever you are!

Cheers! 🙂

Shadows and Light

I find the shadows to be almost as beautiful of the flowers in the sun light!

Foxglove next to Bluebells:

IMG_2098

Flowers purchased to plant:

IMG_2081

And flowers planted:

IMG_2104

May you enjoy the beauty surrounding you today!

Cheers! 🙂

 

 

Pink Phlox

My hubby gave me an Easter bouquet with pink Phlox which got me thinking about flocks of birds…

IMG_1115

Imaginary birds that is!

I love the “phlox” in this photo too:

IMG_1080

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!  I hope this gives you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

Nature’s Canvas

IMG_1053

Apple tree budding,

One brilliant blue canvas sky

Nature brings new hope.

May you find peace in your heart today!

Happy Easter! 🙂

A Turkey In February

My hubby took this photo of a turkey that was hanging around at the church next to his office yesterday.

img_0269

It isn’t every day you see a turkey in a church parking lot…

Apparently, the turkey wasn’t aware that they aren’t allowed at church because they use FOWL language.  Haha!

I see a future weird bird, how about you?  😉

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Cheers!  🙂

A Single Rose

My wonderful hubby gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s day:

img_0094

So I drew this single rose with an ERASER!

img_0097

First, I blocked in my shape with a pencil and then “erased” sections to create my rose.

Wishing you ALL a Happy Valentine’s Day – one you won’t want to erase!

Cheers!  ❤

Seeing Red

As many of you know, I LOVE color!  And red is one of my favorite colors…

So when Carla Sonheim gave the assignment to take 7 photos of the color red yesterday, I was thrilled! ❤

Here is a collage of the color red I did with my own photos using the (free) App called Layout:

a939b10f-dfd8-4549-a84f-f5b0387a1830

Description, Left to right –

Top row: seed beads, earrings I made, red raspberries for breakfast! Yum!

Middle row: cat ornament, quilt wall hanging my mom made, red wine collage I did

Bottom row: cross-stitch w/ beads I made for my grandma (she loved to sew), flower painting  I did last year, hat I wore as a child

Do you have a favorite color?  I’d love to hear about it!

Cheers Friends!  🙂

A Snow Glow

We had several inches of snow this last weekend which made for this perfect photo opportunity:

img_9170

When I went outside to take this photo at night is was so very quiet…It made me stop and just enjoy the “glow in the snow!”

Nature always has a way of making me stop and enjoy its beauty!!

Happy Monday!!  🙂

Running Backwards

Do you remember what it felt like when you ran backwards as a child?  It was fun at first  but then I’d get disoriented and dizzy.  Life reminds me a little of this experience lately…

I’m trying to train a new employee at work which is exciting at first but then starts to feel a bit overwhelming!  And there is my never ending domestic duties!  😉  It is getting more difficult to find time to create art and blog which I totally enjoy!  So I’m starting to feel a bit dizzy…  ;-0

I’m going to have to take a little break.  Just until next Wednesday – when Harold reveals his surprise (see yesterday’s post).

I hope I can catch up with what is going on in your blogs during this time!  🙂

image

Cheers!  🙂