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:
So we were thrilled to have a few drops of rain and wind to clear the skies this last weekend!
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:
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!
Such bizarre weather this year, everywhere it seems…
Stay safe friends!
Posted in Animals, fall, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Uncategorized
Tagged blue sky, boating, breathe, fall, mountains, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, photography, smoky skies, the lake
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,
Filtered streams of sun light,
Fade into fall’s grasp:
Wishing you a blue-sky kind of relaxation wherever you are!
Posted in Haiku, Lake, nature, Nature Photography, poetry, Uncategorized
Tagged fall, haiku, happy, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, peaceful, photography, poety, relaxing, summer, the lake
I find the shadows to be almost as beautiful of the flowers in the sun light!
Foxglove next to Bluebells:
Flowers purchased to plant:
And flowers planted:
May you enjoy the beauty surrounding you today!
Posted in Flowers, nature, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged beauty, flowers, nature, nature's beauty, nature's photography, peaceful, photography, reflection, relaxation, shadows and light, summer
My hubby gave me an Easter bouquet with pink Phlox which got me thinking about flocks of birds…
Imaginary birds that is!
I love the “phlox” in this photo too:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! I hope this gives you a smile today!
Posted in Flowers, Humor, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative fun, dictionary words, flowers, funny, Gelli-Prints, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, love flowers, mixed media collage, photography, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
Apple tree budding,
One brilliant blue canvas sky
Nature brings new hope.
May you find peace in your heart today!
Happy Easter! 🙂
Posted in Haiku, Nature Photography, Reflections, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized
Tagged Crabapple tree, haiku, happy easter, nature, nature photography, nature's beauty, new hope, photography, rebirth, reflection, Spring, Sunny Sunday
My hubby took this photo of a turkey that was hanging around at the church next to his office yesterday.
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!
My wonderful hubby gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s day:
So I drew this single rose with an ERASER!
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!
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Flowers, Nature Photography, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, creative ideas, daily art, drawing, eraser drawing, flowers, fun, happy, photography, roses, valentines day
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:
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! 🙂
Posted in Color, Mixed Media, Photograpy, Uncategorized
Tagged #6, art classes, beads, carla sonheim, cats, childhood memories, collage, color play, color red, creative, daily art, fun, handmade, happy, hearts, memories, mixed media, photography, playful, red
We had several inches of snow this last weekend which made for this perfect photo opportunity:
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!! 🙂
Posted in Color, Life, Nature Photography, Photograpy, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged Christmas, Christmaslights, Colorful, glow, holidays, nature, Outdoor lights, peaceful, photography, reflection, Snow, Winter, winterwonderland
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! 🙂