Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Just the Two of Us


I enjoyed how the seals were lounging in “Vogue” poses on this morning.  I love the rich dark browns of this one’s coats and the long whiskers cutting lines across the fur.  I love the greens on the rocks and how they become smaller, more broken and more textured as I look into the background.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just Us Girls

Sunday I brought Raven up with me to Tennessee. I had thought that I
would be able to have some one on one time with her and maybe even get
her confidence up. Monday was not what I had hoped. She didn't eat.
She even started talking to me.

Today is better. We played tug with a rope and even went for a walk on
the Greenbelt. We just take it one day at a time.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

When is a Bedroom and Bedroom?

There is still a lot going on with the house.  These finishing touches are always the death of me!  In any case, in between coats of paint, I’m back in the rest of the house looking at how to declutter and create bedrooms.  We have what we would call 3 bedrooms, but only use one as such.  One good friend made a suggestion that the other two should be converted into bedrooms so there is NO argument on the definition.  He also gave suggestions on how to do so.  I’ve taken his advice using what was readily available.  I’m pretty proud of the results – and there’s even a bit of a weaving angle to it.  If I offend any of the weavers out there – I humbly apologize and my only defense is WE MUST SELL THIS HOUSE!

imageWe have these modular barrister bookcases that fill one of the rooms.  Somehow they must also disappear – or at least part of them.  There’s also two wooden file cabinets that need to find a home.  The file cabinets became the headboard.



I then dismantled them and placed four sets at the four corners of the box spring.  You can also see the queen air mattress along the wall.  I also now had this wonderful space in the center.  Hmmm, what shall I hide there?imageAh, the loom!  And then the cross beams can span the gap to keep the air mattress from sagging!    image With the air mattress in place, a bedspread and a few pillows, I think we are well on our way!  Now to find an armoire fro a closet….image

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Glacial Valley

After all the rain the day before, the blue sky was welcomes.  This is the same road that was monochromatic and today full of such color.  I love the daisies in the foreground and the field that fills the valley floor.  I love the clouds that crown the peaks and the bit of snow still on them as well.  I love the curve the glacier has formed and the graceful curve the ranges form as well.image

Saturday, June 5, 2010

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Sunset over Stewart Island

I love the intensity of the light of the sun.  How often can one look even at it sideways much less head on?  I love the horizontal clouds versus the vertical reflection.  I love that there is still some blue sky to be seen.  I also like that the water’s horizon is not clearly defined – because of Stewart Island.image