A journal of sorts.

I am an avid photographer with a love for digital processing. The Bearded One and I have become "Townies" once again and are in the process of transforming our suburban nest into a peaceful refuge.
This blog is where I like to stash things. An assortment of random thoughts, a recipe or two, a few of my favorite photos, and the processing thereof.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

All Alone in the Woods

The Bearded One is camping in Oregon as I write this. He will arrive at his cabin Tuesday and have two weeks of peace and quiet with wild horses, deer, and who knows what other critters. I miss him already. I'm a little slow in blogging my internet connection which is a wireless card is a little slow. I guess I should be grateful that I have service at all. I'm still taking pictures for the 365 project although my imagination is sometimes lacking. Okay enough grumbling. The above photo is a shot inside the original cabin circa 1935.
I've been experimenting with printing cloth panels on my little printer. I'm checking for the color fastness. I have ironed a couple with a hot dry iron. we will see. Memorial Day is coming a three day weekend. Whoo Hoo. Looking forward to it.
I've been dining on fresh clams and oysters, planting herb boxes and baskets with colorful annuals, and generally putzing about the cottage. learning to entertain myself sans TV and spouse. I really am rattling about. Working on my socks. really liking the process. Now if I can have them match...
Carry on and I'll try to post a little more often.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The "Bearded One" went for a motorcycle ride Saturday and Found this pink Studebaker.
I got to play with it a bit and give it a shine...
Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a variety of wildlife including this Pileated Woodpecker that was feasting in the woodpile. He didn't seem to mind me taking his picture.

There was also at the same time a large river otter swimming about in the bay. He probably enjoys the clams as much as I do. Our goldfish have made the transition and will be fine as long as a raccoon doesn't wander by.
I've planted two of the planter boxes on the deck but will need to get a few more fillers for the rest. We do get a little afternoon son so maybe I can get a honeysuckle or clematis tp go on a small trellis.
It's getting to be my bedtime, five o'clock comes around really quickly so I will say goodnight.
Keep me posted...
PS I've turned my first heel...hooray. now on tho the finish line only to repeat the whole process again for the other sock.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Forest Floor
I've been working on some "Watercolor" Prints. I think the method really works well on Floral subjects.

Tree Peony

Hosta and Bluebells

Haven't got a whole lot accomplished this week. I am however attempting to "turn the heel" on my first pair of socks. Last time I ended up ripping back. I think I've got a handle on it now though.

Check out  http://tastebudandme.blogspot.com/ the Nephew is up to fine food and fresh roasting coffee beans. Also http://www.etsy.com/shop/careysartshop where Carey is offering her delightful earth friendly creations.