Friday, February 22, 2008

Gardening in the Late Winter

I live in the southwestern end of the Pacific Northwest. We receive between 60-90 inches a year of precipitation. It's warm ans wet in the fall, cold, wet and sometimes snow in January and then things begin to change. Late winter is an interesting part of of the season. It still hasn't decided what to do yet, progress towards spring or stay as winter. Lately though, the sun is trying to share her warmth and I'll get the opportunity to start doing some late winter/I want it to be spring gardening. From pruning trees to transplanting strawberries, I'm busy while the weather is good.

This last Tuesday I drove down to Humboldt State University in Arcata,CA. Winding through forest and ocean views I managed to take some shots whenever there was a pocket of sunlight bursting through the fog. Here's a nice shot I got heading out to the beach in Ophir for a driving break.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Featured and Etsy Treasuries

On Valentine's Day morning, I checked my etsy shop and noticed someone convo'd me. To my delight, this girl Mimi featured me in Haute Innovations blog for Independant Artisan Showcase. A few of pictures reminded her of a trip to Hawaii she took. Talk about feeling the love on V-day!!I'm excited and honored to be featured. Here's the link: and her Etsy shop

I've also been in a few treasuries and tresury wests lately but I haven't had the time to share these with you. I want to thank each and ever person who has included me in their favorites:)
Here's a few of them:
Magic of Photography
Second row, third photo. Reflections of Gold

Poetry in Light
Third row, second picture. Frozen Creek

My Favorite Photographs
Third row, first photo. Tyee Sandstone

My Best Friend
Second row, third photo. Its All About the Nose

Mellow Yellow
Third Row, second photo. Lime Light

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The 70's Exercise Bike

I'm trying to start this year on the healthier side of things. I quit smoking on January 2nd and I've been trying to ride 4 miles every other day on this 1970's orange exercise bike. I paid $10 for this VitaMaster, you gotta love it!! My dogs just sit and stare at me as if I'm going crazy because I'm not going anywhere. They're used to a faster mountain bike:)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Etsy Photography

I've been taking pictures for many years now and every time Keith and I go somewhere new either camping or to visit a friend, I can't help but take pictures. In December, a friend of mine opened a shop and this is how I was introduced to Etsy. I checked other photographers work and thought, I'm going to join in on the fun. I'm still in the beginning stages but I'm on board to try this out. I'm currently in a treasury (which is a collection of items that a curator picked), I'm honored and excited at the same time, but I can't seem bring the image of the treasury over though maybe next time. The image above is from Crater Lake National Park. The water is so blue it looks fake.
Most of my current and past work is focused on nature. I'm hoping to get a new camera as well some new subjects once the weather decides to stop raining/snowing.