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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Photo #152 2012

Nature's Exclamation Point
While pruning trees on our property in
preparation for the contractor who will be
removing lots of flammable Manzanita, I came across
this image inside an Oak tree branch....

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo #151 2012

Kitchen Gadgets 
Devices one needs?
Actually I use all of these on a regular basis!
Can you identify all of them?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Photo #147 2012

Reflected shadow from a tasty Marguerita
We started our weekend early with
a fun dinner with our good friends and now neighbors!
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Photo #146 and a few more.... 2012

So this mess on the ground leads to
this nest shown below.
The Stellar Jays have been quite busy and quite untidy!
This should be fun to watch!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo #145 2012

The latest baby quilts.
The blue and gold quilt goes to a darling little baby boy.
The other quilt is waiting for a baby.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Photo #142 2012

Here I am safely viewing the Ring of Fire eclipse
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Occasionally the clouds would pass over the eclipse.
The most interesting thing was when it was over and
it became light again the birds flew out of the trees
and the cows got up and started wandering around the meadow.
 I think they were a bit confused! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Photo #141 2012

Weapons of Magnificent Dinners
Last night we went down to Dunsmuir Brewery Works
for a delicious dinner and live music performed by
Leslie Tift and Tom Scott
A delightful and relaxing evening.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Photo #139 2012

Wild Turkeys
I'll try to get closer next time-
it's not even November and they ran away!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Photo #135 2012

Walking down the hill to our mailbox I go past this pretty meadow.
I can hear the water rushing in the creek.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Photo #133 2012

Remembering Where the Wild Things Are!
Maurice Sendak passed away a few days ago.
He was a wonderful writer and artist.
My children loved his stories as did I.
Maurice had a wickedly good way of telling a story
and he will live on in his books.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Photo #132 2012

The beginnings of our foundation
 I was impressed with the speed and efficiency.
 Everyone was working hard.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Photo #130 2012

Kathe's Test Garden
I have planted a variety of herbs in the small planter boxes: lavenders,oregano,sages and rosemary. The test is to see if indeed the deer will not eat them. If they don't then I know I can safely plant more in the flower beds.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Photo #128 2012

Saturday we drove down to Dunsmuir with
our former neighbors who came to visit us.
We discovered a very cool second hand store
and I found many photo opportunities!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photo #124 2012

Ta dah! Our new bathroom!
Nothing better than a "Porta Potty" in the woods.
 We are having our addition construction started tomorrow
 and the workers will need this!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photo #122 2012

I love cats.
Almost everyone we visited up in Portland
had at least one cat- one friend has four!
I adore this cat-her name is Fish.