The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo #27 2012

Looking through the garden door
I see the secret garden.
In our town there is a lovely garden I call the green garden.
There are all sorts of hedges and topiary-like boxwood shrubs
surrounding the perimeter of the property.
There are only white flowers blooming
beginning in spring and through the fall.
This photo is of the little window on the garden gate.
To see the gate go here:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photo #26 2012


this photo was taken when Grace was
10- I think? We all went to Ollalie for
a fun weekend of cabin camping.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photo #25 2012

Just when I think I have finished packing-
I remember I need to make a baby quilt-
Quickly! because we're moving-
And I have to unpack a box-
but tah dah! the quilt top is done-
and at the quilters-
Fastest quilt I have ever made!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Photo #22 2012

Packing "The Garage"

Leaving the worst job for the last....
and it's not at all like saving the frosting for the last bite......

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo #21 2012

Only 25 days before moving............
and we're done except for the garage.....
Wait til you see those images...hahah

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo #20 2012

Our Welcome Bear is ready to move ....
More than 10 years ago we drove to southern California
with Grace to help her move into her dorm at
Cal State Northridge. On our way back we stopped
in the Redwoods and found this wonderful chainsaw bear.
He took up the entire back of our rental SUV!
Now we are moving to Northern California
not far from where we found him.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Photo #17 2012

Is there no end to the madness?

Actually, we can see the end of the packing tunnel.
It's just that I left the worst part for the last..argh!
My room has a lot that I have to sift through first...mama mia...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Photo #14, 15 and 16 2012

At first the boxes arrive empty...
Then the dismantling of the house....

And the packed boxes begin to surround us...

Our home no longer has the redolence of cookies,
but rather the scent of cardboard and tape.
We have 30 days before our move and the
packing seems to never end. We have donated,
tossed and found new homes for alot of stuff.
But it doesn't seem like it!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo #11 2012

Backyard Tree Collage
I thought since we are moving
that I would make a bark collage
of all our trees in the backyard.
Some of our trees were already here
and some were volunteers and all
the rest we planted-like our redwood
and our three paper bark birches!
So here they all are-tah dah!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photo #8 2012

Construction prior to destruction

Photo #7 2012

The beginning of a fascinating project

The Sellwood Bridge has been pretty shaky
for quite awhile (over 10 years) but the powers that be are
finally beginning the process of replacing it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012