December 26, 2014
I love how this Great Blue Heron photo-bombed my Swan shot.
Today I went back to the Bingen Marina hoping for a couple of do-overs because my camera settings got skewed a couple of days ago and of course I didn’t notice.
But you know there are never do-overs in photography or life – only new opportunities!
New opportunities are always on my horizon. In one way or another.
Wasn’t it just 20 days ago I spoke of wanting more time.
I should have remembered that saying “Be careful what you wish for”.
Due to a family emergency, I cancelled all upcoming art shows and put my online shops on vacation.
I spent 10 days at Providence-Portland Medical-Center with a loved one.
I am full of gratitude that we are all on the road to recovery now, but what a nightmare it was.
I left thank you notes all over that hospital.
The RNs, CNAs, Docs, Food Service people, Cleaning Crew – even the Cafeteria Staff were enormously compassionate and kind to me and my family.
They are the ‘Earthly Angels’ among us.
Many heartfelt thanks also went out to family and friends who held us up in prayer and good thoughts. Sent daily (sometimes hourly) messages. Brought me food. Sent us a Christmas tree! I love you all!!
Back at the ‘Ranch’, I am trying to do nothing but enjoy precious time with my loved ones.
I’m thinking 2015 will be quite different from my usual mach speed, ‘say yes to everything’ way of working.
Not sure yet how I’ll accomplish that, but I look forward to giving it a try.
And it felt REALLY good to take a deep breath, get out in fresh air and back to nature with my camera just two days ago.
Wishing you & yours a 2015 that is everything you hope for.
December 6, 2014
I can’t believe a month has gone by since my last post!
Where has time gone?
Where is my Rocking Chair – will sitting in one make time slow down?
I need more time. More time to just breathe.
Life has been crazy busy and today I am forced into having that extra time to breathe.
And to catch up.
Because for the first time EVER I had to cancel my appearance at an art show.
Even if I COULD carry my heavy boxes of glass across the ice to my car…
If you were planning to shop for holiday gifts from me you can still see my work online.
If you want to see my work in person, go to Columbia Arts in Hood River…
J D Smith Jewelers in The Dalles has a selection of my jewelry….
…and don’t forget the Hood River Holiday Pop Up Gift Store at Gallery 301 in Hood River!
Back at ‘The Ranch”, there is half to one inch of ice covering everything.
That includes my car, trash barrel, mailbox, garden and driveway.
This morning I took my camera out to capture some of it.
In a way it was pretty … and I AM catching up … and even breathing today!
My bird sculptures are pretty in ice (made by Sherm Rouse).
At least I’ll be toasty ‘weather’ I get out or not! Hope you enjoy our winter wonderland and don’t get ‘stuck’ anywhere.