Sunday, August 30, 2009

Along the Way

I had fun with these photos for a challenge on the J.S. site.
Love the colors, Love the photos, Loved the day!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rock Hound

He's just Stone Crazy!

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Walk in the Park

A walk in the park for me, A run in the park for Andrea.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Fair

Iowa State Fair it's not --- but a fair non the less. This small NW fair had a little bit of everything and we roamed the barns petting the animals, road a few rides and ate your typical fair food. A good day to go to the fair.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Show and Tell

Today's assignment: Share With The Class
Keeping privacy in mind, in the comment area,
1. tell us who you are (no last names please)
2. where you're from (general location)
3. what brings you here
4. your favorite hobby
5. do you have a blog, web site or Etsy shop
we can visit and leave some luvin'?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This one's for Scooter!

While cruising around town, listening to good tunes, enjoying our fine sunny weather, I looked over toward Mt. Baker and saw the morning cloud bank had slammed into the mountains. I ran home, got the camera to take some shots --- the huge cloud bank over Baker (it looked like Baker had blown it's top straight up and up and up) had moved on by the time I got to Lake Whatcom to take some photos these fantastic cloud scenes. The rest of the clouds were about half of their original size --- it's all about timing, being there at the right moment with camera in hand. The camera will now reside in the car. Bring it on!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What If........

What if Photoshop were real...........
(found this floating around on some blogs and just had to bring it home.)

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Found Some!

While cleaning up some papers in the "stash" I found some shots of ALM when she modeled Persnickety Bags --- good for a LO or two. A Gal Around Town --- Neat, huh?

A Do Over .......

I wanted to try different LO with the train pictures --- I've got to get me mor' photos!

Friday, August 7, 2009


While we were playing at our waterfront park, I caught a train coming down the track and hit the continuous photo button for something fun (I think I freaked the engineer - he continuously tooted me).

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Run Andrea Run

A Runner was recently spotted in Bellingham's Boulevard Park.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

AND of course I had to scrapbook those photos & story!

Click on picture to get up close and personal.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Playing in the dirt

When we moved into our new home, DH took claim to the narrow piece of real estate at the edge of the house to create a Japanese garden, that was 4 years ago. He hummed and hawed - researched garden ideas - designed a small garden on paper - looked for local plants and stones that may work - received a Japanese lantern as a gift for "his" garden and then thought about it some more over the last 4 years. Last year, he got out his shovel and started to de-rock, de-weed, and prepared the ground for "The" garden. After working for a couple of months in 30 years of hard pack soil, collecting a ton of stones and rocks and getting 4 feet done - it stopped. This summer, he announced
"This just isn't going to work for a Japanese Garden, it's all yours".

I sketched out an idea for a simple garden,
working with local plants for color & size and a few stepping stones,
dug out the spots for said plants, weeded out the rest,
plotted the spot for the Japanese lantern
and 4 days later had a simple, appealing showcase at the edge of the house.