Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The woods

 

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I grew up in the woods.  I have always been drawn to them.  I love walking on  trails and exploring. 

It’s even better when I can talk a child or two (and a grandpa) into coming along.

On this day we found the following:

1 big log to throw into the creek and watch it go down the falls.

1 very noisy woodpecker 

1 trail that we had never been on before

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and many treasures to add to the treasure  box

it made for a great day.

 

I hope you are enjoying your summer adventures friends.

~simply~

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Coffee and a doughnut

 

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Hello friends.  If you haven't noticed yet…I have returned to my love for coffee and coffee shops and have begun blogging the experiences again over at coffee and a doughnut.  I have thoroughly enjoyed checking out all the new coffee shops sprouting up in my area.  I haven't been alone.  I have had some company along the way.  My daughter has accompanied me on many of my coffee shop adventures and she will be popping in from time to time.  I might even convince her to do a blog post or two :o)  I have missed my afternoons of people watching and I am excited to start up my adventures in finding good coffee and interesting people to watch again.

Join me, won’t you :o)

~simply~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Water color picnic

 

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There was an open call by Liz for all bloggers and artists alike to attend a Water Color Picnic.  It was quite an adventure for me, being quite a distance from my house, but I was up for the challenge…so I went.

There was a small handful of women who brought their blankets and water color paints (or what ever artsy fartsy things they were into) and sat together to enjoy the encouragement of other artists…at no cost.

It was lovely, to say the least.  I had a relaxing afternoon of sitting, chatting, painting and meeting some new people.  I left feeling inspired and refreshed.  I’m glad I went.

It is always nice to face your fears and learn new things…even if it only lasts for an afternoon.

So the next time you are invited to do something a little bit different…try it.  You might like what you find.

~simply~

Monday, August 11, 2014

Through the eye of a fish?


I have a new toy.  I received an adaptor for one of my camera lenses.  It is called the “fish eye.”  I have been playing with it for a bit now and I must admit…it’s pretty fun.  I have a feeling I will be overusing this lens so please bear with me as I shoot ( play) with a new eye in mind.  Through the eyes of a fish?  :o)
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

 

 

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                         Happy little daisies, that’s what these flowers are.  They always bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. 

May you find something today that brings you a little grin.  Because that is where the hope begins.

~simply~

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer bits and bobs

 

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I have had the most wonderful days.  Hope you are enjoying your summer.

~simply~

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Afternoon delights

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Enjoying all my afternoon delights.  Receiving flowers from boys is always nice :o)  Summer snow dancing on the wind. Scouting out all salmon berries to be found.  Walks in the woods.  And watching the littlest one dig for buried treasures by the shore of a rushing river.  So much enjoyment.

Now go and find some afternoon delights of your own…it will be worth it.

~simply~

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