Sunday, July 20, 2008

sunday love



sitting outside for a long time this morning-- taking pics, having an extra cup of coffee, talking, and enjoying the sunday quiet...

this rock was my big find of the weekend. i heard it calling to me yesterday, so i went looking. went to all of the places where there are pockets of pebbles on the creek bed, nothing... then a spot under my chair caught my eye and sure enough, second handful, there it was. aha! i held it up in triumph and went inside to show it off!



shasta lilies drying... i'm pondering how to put them in the journal.



this is my attempt at taking a picture of the smoky northeastern california air. people write and ask how smoky it is here, and how far away from the fires we are. we're a good hundred miles from most of the fires now, but the air is still smoky almost every day. if you look through the trees you can (sort of) see it. i think of this as 'the smoky summer'. it's been like this since the lightning storms swept through on the summer solstice.



drying grass and flowers near our front door... a photoshop twelve step program perhaps?

11 comments:

  1. Hey girlie, I wanted to let you know I checked this out and you were right. I hate that! Did you get the tickets?
    LFYS, Carole

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  2. heh, you know i'm gonna be right. : )

    xxxooo

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  3. Hi Lynne,I found your blog and I'm so glad I did!
    I love your photographs and your beautiful artwork, can't wait to see more.Annette.

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  4. It is smokey here too, southern Oregon, but it might rain they say! Lovely art and photographs...your Sunday sounds beautiful...Roxanne

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  5. thank you annette! i popped over to your blog and, wow... it's wonderful. those fairy shoes in your banner... i think i wore them in a previous lifetime! and i loved your photographs-- beautiful, beautiful...

    hi roxanne, we had some rain this afternoon-- a little rain and a lot of thunder and lightning... smells so great outside now. i hope you got some too...

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  6. what a lovely heart rock - you know how I love those...

    xox - eb.

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  7. What beautiful images, I love the colour in the last one. Your painting in the previous post is fabulous, I like your style very much. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog too.

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  8. Hi Lynne, I'm thrilled that you found my blog. I've been lurking around yours for about a week now and I love your art and your pebbles and your nature photographs. The films you have listed as your favourites are also my favourites! Mind if I put a link to you on my sidebar? Glad we found one another!

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  9. ... another thing in common..rocks and pebbles call out to me too.

    BTW have you looked at this blog >>> http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com/ I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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  10. eb, as i said in my note, you have the queen of heart rock collections...

    thank you, ro! your blog has been such an inspiration to me. it really got me going on oil pastels and the joy of smearing them around...

    hi kate, i'd be honored to be on your sidebar! i am head over heels in love with your art... so nice to meet you!

    robyn, i've just added 'the hermitage'... oh my goodness... what joy there.

    it does not surprise me a bit that rocks and pebbles call to you...

    xxxooo

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  11. All these images are beautiful. The first two shots are especially so special.

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