Sunday, November 30, 2014

Winter is for the Birds

Winter is just about here - its cold enough anyway!  I don't feed the birds any other time of the year.  Fish and game told me it's not a good idea - it draws the predatory animals.  But in the winter it's harder for them to find food - and so I feed them!

Chickadee dee dee



A bunch of bushtits!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving is Family

It seems the current trend these days is to skip Thanksgiving and everyone go shopping.  But I remember the days of the smell of turkey roasting and permeating the whole house with warmth and love.  The family all started to arrive and there were hugs and laughter.  We all sat around the table and shared the pleasures of a meal and the company of the ones we loved.  It was a day of total relaxation and joy.  No one was in a hurry to leave - No one was thinking about the hustle and bustle of the days ahead.  It was the one day we seemed to live in the moment and relish the beauty of all that we had.

On this week of Thanksgiving, I plan to spend the days reflecting on the beauty of my life and the people around me.  Will you join me?

Today I celebrate family and Thanksgivings past.....




May your holiday be blessed. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let it Snow!

An early snow this year left the Columbia River gorge as a winter wonderland!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Honor of our Veterans

Today is veterans day.  It was also my parent's anniversary.  Happy Anniversary Ma and Pop - and thank you to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve to preserve our rights and our freedoms so that other people can have a happily ever after.

Thank you.



Monday, November 10, 2014

Nature Trail

Took a walk through a nature trail - I love a cold, windy fall day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Angry Skies

I've heard that term used to describe the sky when storms are moving in.  The clouds dark and brooding - everything taking on a grey cast.  But I wonder if that's always true.  Are the skies angry or are they simply showing their power? 

I find a certain beauty in those darkened skies - a power unleashed that reminds me I am alive -

Monday, November 3, 2014


It's been stormy here for a few weeks now.  Windy - rainy - cold.  And I love weather events with my camera and the beach has a particular draw when it rains.  The violent, crashing waves and yet the calming repetitive sound of the in and out of the water with the rhythm of the rain - a contrast of  emotions that inspire me with awe
Skies at the beach

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Cards!

I'm working on my etsy store, adding new things - and I just added five new holiday cards!

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And thanks for stopping over!