Tag Archives: Sunny Sunday

Lily Of The Valley

A haiku for you…

Lily white as snow,

Adoring leaves surround you –

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Making you the show!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday to enjoy nature’s beauty around you!

Cheers! ūüôā

A Day To Reflect

Some days I just need to slow down and reflect on life…

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day at the lake! ¬†ūüėÉ

A good morning reflection – so thankful to be alive here at the lake!

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An evening boat ride on calm waters:

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Just breathe!  Love these cotton ball clouds and calm waters.  Thank you God for this beautiful place to unwind and recharge.

Pink clouds… such an amazing view!

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Thank you for this day!  Wow!  God!  Your masterpieces are such a work of art in nature!!

Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy what brings you happiness in life!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Flowering Plum Tree

We are FINALLY getting some warmer Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest!  The flowering trees are just starting to bloom like this ornamental plum tree:

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I wrote a haiku to celebrate:

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Showy pink petals

Purple plum ornamental

A Springtime delight!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Nature’s Canvas

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Apple tree budding,

One brilliant blue canvas sky

Nature brings new hope.

May you find peace in your heart today!

Happy Easter! ūüôā

Plant Your Own Gardens

It has been awhile since I’ve done a¬†collage in my sketchbook¬†so I decided to create¬†these flowers in the garden of¬†my imagination using an old¬†fall bulb¬†catalog:

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Wishing you a sunny day enjoying the gardens you plant in your imagination!

Cheers! ¬†ūüôā

Carousel Of Lights

Carousel of lights,

Forgetting winter’s cold bite,

Brings our eyes delight!

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My hubby and I were at¬†Coeur d’Alene, Idaho yesterday.¬† I took these photos outside at the marina.¬† The resort puts on a Christmas light show every year.

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I enjoyed looking at the mountains too and how peaceful the lake is in winter.  We did see one boat on the lake in 12 degrees!  Brrr!  Too cold for us!

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Wishing you a day to relax and enjoy¬†the beauty around you…¬†wherever you live!

Peace Friends!¬† ūüôā

Sing Joy!

I drew this Angel with black ink and a dip pen on hot press watercolor paper:

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Added a light watercolor wash and a bird on her wing:

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Finished with color pencils:

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She says:¬† Sing Joy… Give Love…Be Kind

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, Friends!¬† ūüôā

Christmas Ornaments

I have been thinking about my handmade Christmas card for this year when this poem came to me:

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And here are some of my favorite ornaments hanging on¬†our Christmas tree…

A handmade heart my grandma made many years ago:

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An ornament saved from my childhood that reminds me of the family tree:

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And one an artist friend painted:

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Each one holds a special place in my heart just for me!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!¬† Cheers!!¬† ūüôā

P.S.  Do you have a special ornament that you cherish?  I would love to hear about it!

Stardust

My husband and I attended a Jazz concert last evening with The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble and special guest, Branford Marsalis.

We got super seats – only 3 rows back from the stage:

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The venue was the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, Washington.  It was originally a 1931 Art Deco movie theater designed by architect Robert C Reamer, who was notable for his design of the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.

After a 31 million dollar renovation in 2007, the restored building retains some of its original architectural details and lighting fixtures:

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Branford played a solo of “Stardust” on the saxophone that was extraordinary!¬† I closed my eyes and enjoyed listening¬†to him play his instrument with such precision.

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After three standing ovations, the crowd dispersed but I don’t think anyone was ready for the concert to be over.

Here is the beautiful lighting in the ceiling РI just love the patterns!

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Wishing you all a Sunny Sunday… listening to music that makes you happy!

Cheers!¬† ūüôā

Around The Bend

I have made progress to my doodle I started last week.  Here is where I left off:

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I was having fun doodling all the twists and turns so I had to add a few more to my design:

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It’s almost done!¬† Next I will add color…

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Sometimes life is like this doodle, I can’t wait to see what is just around the bend!¬† I’m looking forward to taking a couple of new online art classes that I will share with you next week.

What are you looking forward to?¬† I’d love to hear from you!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday, friends!!¬† ūüôā

Perhaps¬†you will find a little time to¬†enjoy¬†nature’s beauty around¬†the bend or¬†backyard¬†like these photos I recently took:

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Cheers!!!