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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Yesterday was one of those rare, perfect October days we sometimes get here. I finally finished my painting project that I've been working on since July....appling stain to all of my decks, so I celebrated by going for a walk on the beach and just breathed it all in. Scenic Beach State Park is just a few miles from my house and it was just gorgeous! Here are just a few of the photos I took, hope you enjoy looking :)
the Olympics rise from Hood Canal
oyster shells and rocks of every color scatter the beach
Miss Lilli loves the beach!
water weeps from the mossy hillside
a perfect way to end a perfect fall day!
Monday, September 26, 2011
The forecast for Saturday was warm and sunny, high 70's. So, I thought I'd head up to one of my favorite hiking spots, Dungeness Spit, which is the longest natural sandspit in the world, and juts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca with views of Canada, San Juan Islands, Cascade and Olympic Mts. But on this autumn day, the weather was about to turn and fog had enveloped the spit, so I was happy just to sit on the piles of massive driftwood, watch the waves crash and carry the rocks back out to sea and just be.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Last weekend I ventured down to Eugene, OR to visit my daughter Amber and help her get settled in her new little house. She's just starting grad school at the University of Oregon, with a full fellowship...way to go Amber! We spend the weekend on the coast, which went from dark, fast moving fog to glorious sun....rocky, wild waves to soft, windswept dunes
a nearby nursery with a wall of petunias....gorgeous!
the fog rolling in like a storm
the path to the ocean, the shadows looked like lace on the ground
Spouting Horn and Devil's Churn
the windswept dunes in Florence
Sunday, August 21, 2011
My dear friend and fellow artist, Megan Halsey was here for a wonderful 3 day visit, all the way from Philadelphia. It was so much fun sharing my new house and my favorite places. We hiked gorgeous beaches, picking up stones, shells and pieces of driftwood.....and the breathtaking Olympic Mountains at Hurricane Ridge. We made it all the way up to Hurricane Hill, and being the city girl she is, I had to assure Megan that she wasn't going to fall off the trail and tumble down the mountain. At 5800 + feet, it's a little different than the skyscrapers in NYC! It all went by too fast, and we were off to sunny Seattle and one last fun thing....a visit to Anthropologie. The only thing missing was our friend Sharyn Sowell, who's off on a Mediterranean cruise, sketching amazing sights throughout Europe along the way.
sea and sky, stones, shells and driftwood
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Mountains....still patches of snow everywhere
palette of greens of every hue and shade
breathtaking views to the north
amazing aqua glacial pools, snow melting in the sun
bellflowers and fields of lupine
the hills are alive.......
YAY for Megan....she made it to the top!
off to Seattle on a gorgeous summer day
Monday, August 1, 2011
Well, I haven't posted in forever! Been so busy with moving and getting set up and settled in the new house. The weather around Seattle has been a continuation of spring....lots of cool, gray, damp days...but every now and then we do see the sun. Last weekend I had a wonderful weekend with the girls, we celebrated my birthday and Amber's also, just a few weeks late. It was an incredibly gorgeous weekend, perfect for visiting the lavender fields and going to the beach.