Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mendocino/Albion Coast

Two weeks ago Craig and I spent a long weekend at the coast.  We stayed in a refurbished cabin at Albion Field Station.  Our room was complete with a kitchenette, full bathroom, and a loft.  The weather was splendid: clear and sunny, but frosty in the morning.  The dew lingered throughout the day, especially in the shadows. 

We enjoyed exploring the coves and beaches from Point Arena north to Fort Bragg.  It was nice to get away from our routine and recharge on the beautiful California coast.

The Great Cyber World of Paper Crafts

Been exploring the cyber world of paper crafts (card making, scrapbooking, etc) and photography and there are just so many talented artists out there, and lots of challenges to keep one busy.  I wish I had more time to join the various groups out there, but right now will concentrate on the Divine Design Bible Challenge for now.

Going to work on my Mendocino/Albion pictures now and hope to post soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge

I am participating in this really neat challenge: each month we create something using a Bible verse.  I made this refrigerator magnet frame using a clear CD case. The image was created digitally using elements and backgrounds from Digital Scrapbook Place.  It took me less than an hour to create.  You can go to to see a gallery of what others have created in this challenge.  Enter BVC09 in the search window.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tosha was an only child for three years than Hunter came to live with us as a kitten.  Tosha was not happy, to say the least, and after almost three years having the run of the house, Tosha only barely tolerates our sweet boy.

Hunter has a sweet disposition, wrapping his front paws around my neck and purring in my ear and drooling.  Sometimes something comes over him, and he will tear around the house like a wild cat.

Tosha's greatest desire is to drink from the faucet, and will follow us into the bathroom plaintively meowing for water.  When she is in a really good mood, she will snuggle into the hair at my neck and knead my shoulder.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

In spring 2008, Craig and I took a trip to Yosemite, only the third time I have been there.  The rivers were flowing frothy with the spring melt, and the meadows were alive with butterflies and birds.

The Steller's Jay was very cooperative by posing nicely on the branch above my head.  I used a flash in the evening light and caught the pretty cyan color of his feathers.

 Bridalveil Falls cascades into Yosemite Valley with El Capitan towering above on the left.  

Half Dome rises proudly out of the upper valley. 
This picture was taken from Glacier Point as nightfall descended on the valley. 

Sierra Butterflies

I see you soft upon the wind.
I see you bright on wings of silk.

I see you delicate on flowers alive.
I see you beautiful upon my finger.

Dalia Beauties

Fort Bragg Botanical Gardens

Autumn in Northern California

Mark and I took a drive 
down Ink Grade a couple
of Sabbaths ago and 
enjoyed the fall colors
and winding road.

Signs of the Times

We are living in perilous times.  Check out this link to FBI warning.  Newsmax

Friday, January 2, 2009