Friday, December 23, 2011

A few of my favorite things

Can you hear the Sound of Music?
"When the dog barks, when the bee stings, when I am feeling sad...
I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad."

My version of the song goes like this:
When the cat meows, when the fire burns down, when I am feeling overwhelmed,
I simply remember my favorite things and wish for more play time.
(granted you have to add a few extra notes - giggle.)

So here are a few things from my photography collection, not previously shared, that remind me of the fun I have had on road trips and at home playing with my camera and art supplies this past year.

Fingers crossed for more playtime - for you and me! Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse of the Moon

A little after 6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, there I was in the pitch black in a bathrobe and garden shoes, looking north westward, camera in hand, shaking erratically from the cold. The last refrain I heard as the door snapped shut was "You won't get anything without a tripod." "No time," I shouted back. If only the earth would stand still for a minute, and the clouds stop moving and the eclipse hold on just for a second I might catch IT.

The only thing missing from this report is the sound of my teeth chattering.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I got it!

Braving flying branches, the water spout right behind me on the lake,
and a thoroughly strange adventure...
I got the cattail I was going after!

Since Thanksgiving every time I am seen wearing an apron in the kitchen
my husband thinks he is going to get some home baked cookies.
After all, it is the season.
Imagine his dismay when he finds me hunkered over a kettle time and time again,
spoon in hand, steam rising like a thunderhead column. 
And then there's the smell, like a sick wet cat, that has permeated the house.
This past week he finally spoke -
 "Those aren't cookies! and the house doesn't smell good either!"
No, honey, you're right! This is paper! Cattail paper!
I was going to say something more... but then
I got the Mr. Grinch look.
So, although I am having fun, I think I better start turning my attention to the season.