Thursday, April 12, 2018

Watercolor Leaf Buds

The leaf buds are getting ready to burst open.  Inspiration for a small watercolor painting. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Puddle of Winter Sunlight

I walked into my bedroom to see a puddle of winter sunlight, and I jumped in.  My bedside table held a book which I opened to read.  I snuggled under a sun warmed blanket.  All that was missing was my warm ball of fluff, Mollie.  She as is her usual way was out patrolling the yard, barking at a fisherman.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Watercolor Snowdrops

Here it is February, and we are having temperatures in the 50s.  Very odd for this time of year.  The snowdrops are up and blooming.  So yes, I painted a few and worked on interesting backgrounds.
Later, I turned these miniature painting ino embellishments for the front of cards.
I thought they would be fun for the month of letters project, I  thought I would participate in this month.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celebrating the end of 2017

The local ski resort held a torchlight ski run and firework display to celebrate the end of 2017.  My mother, Mollie and I travelled to Nordic Valley, found a good spot to park, and wrapped up in blankets to stay warm in the car.  We first saw the torchlight skiers.  As they skied down the slope the fireworks started.  It was about a twenty minute display.  I took a few photos with my phone, then realized that I was actually missing most of the fireworks beauty by trying capture them in photos.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

My Father's Pharmacy circa 1956

A photo of my father's pharmacy dated 1956 showed up on the Facebook Page "Remembering Ogden".  This photo dates from before I was born.  I spent much of my childhood at the pharmacy.  I sold candy while standing on a chair behind the candy counter.

Combe's was a drive-in owned by my aunt and uncle.  They would let me have a pink (strawberry) ice cream cone.  When the water pistols where delivered to the pharmacy.  We would run next door with our water pistols to try to get uncle Luther wet.  He usually won as he would use the dish washing hose.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Discovered Quote

In reading Debbie Macomber's Thursdays at Eight, she heads her chapter one with a quote.

"It's the good girls who keep the diaries, the bad girls never have the time."
                                                                                       - Tallulah Bankhead

 I don't know if this quote is an excuse or an explanation.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Steller's Jay

A avian visitor stopped by today.  When I saw him, I put some unshelled peanuts out as a treat.  Then watched this beautiful Steller's Jay carry the peanuts to a local pine tree to shell and eat.

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/stellers-jay

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Snow

Awoke to snow coating the trees creating a white fairie land.  When the sun came out the snow sparkled.  The sky was a blue counterpoint to the white snow.

Later, my Christmas light glowed in their snowy blanket.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November Sun

I work in a Victorian Home with fantastic beveled glass windows.  Today the November sun created rainbows and shadows.


Monday, October 23, 2017

Evening sky

Out my west bedroom window a gray periwinkle sky, and silver thin crescent moon is trapped in  a black shilouette coniferous tree.
Early the sunset painted the sky in pinks and corals.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Decorating for Halloween

My mother has put out her jack o'lantern.

And I have decorated above my bedroom door.

SouthFork Color 2017


Mollie and I took a Saturday afternoon drive to the cabin at Southfork.  The maple leaves were bright and colorful.  The Box Elder leaves have changed, fallen and dried.  The dried leaves make a most satisfying crunch under foot.