Monday, August 29, 2011

 Brilliant chard colors in Grandma's garden!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I want to sleep in the sun, but it's a little toooo warm, so I'll slip into this space between the wall and the file cabinet. zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

 I love these garden spiders that take on the coloring of the flower they live in. I've seen them in purple and yellow, and this one sports pink stripes like the oregano flower she's on.
Poor Apollo has gotten short shrift in photos lately, upstaged by the kitten Took. But he came out with me this morning and rolled around in the sun. He's being a very good big brother!

Friday, August 26, 2011

 Kitten yawns in the sunny spot by the door, 
 totally relaxed,
playing with camera strap.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

 The gorgeous view of the top of Holmes Harbor, from the bedroom window of the clients I met with today. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Not the happiest kitten after a bath, but he'll get over it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

 When all else fails, the kitty is always good for some fun photos! Especially when he gets to go out and play in the tall grass, with birds flying around!

Monday, August 22, 2011

 I always like to see the Madrona trees begin to peel their papery bark. The fresh green underneath creates a wonderful contrast, and the peelings are infinitely different. Below, some type of insect has left trails on the bark.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

 The basket I made at Basket Day yesterday.

Kitties playing around the scratching post - they'll lay there and bat at each other - having fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

 Basket Day at Meridian Park! It's a fun get-together with classes where the Guild pays the teachers. I took a "Vessels of Light" class from Kay Harradine - above is the view from inside one of the student's baskets. We created a framework and covered it in translucent paper.
 Of course, I decided to try a different shape, and I filled it with paper-covered orbs, as well. Very Fun!
 Most of the class baskets - as you can see, a wide array of shapes and sizes and papers.
 Vicki collected some leaves to apply to hers.

Friday, August 19, 2011

 Another pretty day - we've had a WHOLE WEEK of sun and somewhat warm weather - hasn't gotten above 75, but at least it's sunny! Except for early mornings - the marine fog layer sometimes takes a while to burn off, and those poor folk on the Olympic Peninsula have to wait even longer! Above - around 10:00, below, 1:00.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

 Cedar sunset.
Daisy detritus in the wake of the weed whacker.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

 The greens of late summer!


Flowers at Suze's house above, and the view below. A shallow layer of fog hugs the far shore.

 The boys are chillin' with their toys, 
but now it's time to wash!

Monday, August 15, 2011

 This field of grasses is gorgeous in the sun - I've been watching for the right weather to get a shot.
Early in the morning mama deer brought the twins to steal apples from our trees. They have already eaten everything they can reach, so I guess the rest are safe for now. The twins still have a few spots left, but getting big!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

 Well, I finally decided on a name: Peregrin Took. Tookers for short. Or, "you fool of a Took!" Maybe even Pippin. He seems to embody the essence of the silly character in the Lord of the Rings.
And he likes to help me work!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

 Went to the Auto Show in Oak Harbor today - lots and lots of very cool cars - loved all the bright colors and paint jobs. 
Shelby GT
Not all of them were shiny!

Part of the crowd.
 Then, I stopped in Coupeville on the way home, where the Arts Festival was underway. They had the two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain there. You could buy tickets for rides,, and while out in Penn Cove they fired their cannons at each other. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

 Full moon tonight, with clouds.
Earlier in the day, crows on the power lines.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We got the latest book from the Yahoo Group Photo Art Journals. This time the subject was Circles and Triangles, and Catherine put them together with a double binding!

Here are a couple of the inside pages.