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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Photo #120 2012






Fun Saturday nights at Al Amirs

While visiting in Portland we had
to have dinner at Al Amir's.
Excellent Lebanese cuisine
and entertaining belly dancing.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Photos #116 and #117 2012

Spring has sprung!!!
Yesterday we drove up north to visit friends
and family. We are staying with our good friends and next door neighbors.
So it was kind of odd to be staying next to our old home.
The new owners have already made changes to the landscape,
but the one thing that never changes up here is how
unbelieveably beautiful spring is with blossoms everywhere!
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Photo #114 2012


Timber!
Russell and one of our neighbors
took out the Oak tree that was growing
next to our bedroom balcony.
We begin the construction on our addition
to the house next week and the tree would
have been in the way. It was not a large
tree but the root system would have impacted
the foundation. This removal also enables Lucy
to be able to go outside without getting into trouble!
We will be adding a main floor master bedroom and bath
which will make the house more usable for us and
will make it more marketable for the future.
(no- we are NOT moving anytime soon!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Photo #111 2012






Part of our forest
We have 10 acres and some of it is forest.
There are Sugar Pines, Ponderosa Pines,
Cedars, Douglas Firs and of course Oak trees.




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Photo #109 and 109.5 2012

Weed barrier is down and I used pieces
of removed decking in addition to metal staples
to hold it down because of the winds we have.

Here is a closeup of my little coldframes.
I planted edible peapod seeds, spinach and lettuce.
Hopefully they sprout- I'll know in about 10 days!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Photo #108 2012






The burn pile grows....and glows
Meanwhile in the background you can see our deer fenced
veggie garden. Yesterday I put weed barrier down
and constructed two small coldframes.
Today I will plant spinach, pea and lettuce seeds.
Hopefully they will sprout!
The burn pile is from the de-constructed deck
in preparation for our remodel project.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Photo #107 2012

We had a lovely anniversary day topped off
with a fabulous dinner in Dunsmuir at Cafe Maddalena
This is a shot of the open kitchen-it's always fun to watch the cooks!
http://www.cafemaddalena.com/


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photo #105





Sun shining on the hummingbird feeder
We still have snow on the ground, but lots more sunshine
than where we used to live in Oregon.
It's uplifting to live here.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photo #103



Life cannot get better than this view out our dining room!

Taken a few hours ago-it's already melting from rain.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Photo #98 2012





Good Friday Full Moon

I see the moon
The moon sees me
The moon sees somebody
I'd like to see
God bless the moon
And God bless me
And God bless somebody I'd like to see

One of my dear blogger friends shared this cute ditty
with me-so now I am sharing it with you!
Happy Easter!
and here's the link to Helen's blog:
http://woonietest.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 6, 2012

Photo #97 2012




Quilt detail
Just finished the latest baby quilt top
Mailed it off yesterday to the quilter!
We'll pick it up later this month when
we go up to Portland for a visit.
Then I will bind it and mail it off.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Photo #96 2012




Next time around I want to be a cat........
Yes I know....yet another Lucy snap, but she's such a purrfect subject....

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Photo #95




Surprise!
Once again we wake up to a winter wonderland....
When the sun is up just a bit more it will begin to melt.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photo #94




Autumn Leftovers


Even with all the squirrels
and other acorn eating critters
we can still find some acorns.