I was heading up north on I15 to see my Mom and family with my oldest daughter and we saw that the Young Living Lavender farm was in bloom. We are always up for an adventure when roadtripping, especially because we get so bored in the car! We pulled off the highway to go check it out. We found a good area and got right down in the dirt. We took in the smell of lavender and of course took pictures 🙂 Where did you adventure to this summer ?
I was at work and patients were waiting their turn. Just me and them. It was ackward as we all sat quitely. Then I decided to break the silence to help pass the time. I clicked on the pandora station and the Beatles song came on the scene. An elderly patient started tapping her foot and singing along happily….
With that the energy in the room shifted… That IS all you need.
Love and music ❤️
We were visiting Laguna beach area for the first time and fell In love with it. As we were walking down to the art studio where my daughter just recently got to put her art we passed this house. It makes my heart sing to see Porches pots, and succulents, oh my ! I love quaint cozy spaces and color ! I see why artist love it there, my creative juices ran wild. I love my #Cannon but I wanted to travel light this time so I used my #Iphone7+ as we walked some of the paths I paused to take pictures of the succulent and flowers. I picked 3 flowers shown in this bottom pic and smashed them in a book turning them into the art project in my previous post. Other than that I promise I left the other flowers to grow and bloom for everyone else to enjoy ! My daughter in heaven by her art at the studio #mysticarts 🙏❤️The big beautiful ocean shots I got that look like a postcard . No editing required . I want to go back to my salty adventure
We walked down the path to the beach again and rather than take my #cannon I took my Iphone along for the convenience of my #Iphone7+ camera. Which I love! I was focusing in on a picture and my phone died. I about threw myself in the sand and had a tantrum. I guess the universe decided I wasn’t being present enough. It was a tough time. I missed a large rock with green algae sitting on the beige sand with the big blue sea in the back ground. A sail boat, just a neutral colored sail boat in the distance slowly moving along against the pale blue sky. I missed shots of a wonderful bird, the biggest waves I’ve ever seen at high tide and bunnies, live bunnies, munching on grass on the trail. There was a man singing and playing his guitar to a small group. Telling this story will help me remember. I took a zillion pictures overall. I captured the sun going down over the ocean our first night along with Mike’s first time ever to play in ocean 💦 water. Over the next few days I captured many flowers 🌺 and succulents with my camera on the trail. I picked a few flowers and pressed them into a book. I captured the waves breaking on the 🌊 beach. I got pictures of the sun setting and pathways, stairs, architecture, birds, sand and sea. A seal named freckles sat on a rock he visits everyday and posed for us. It was a buffet of colors and smells. I ran around on that beach gathering treasures, playing in the waves and climbing stairs till my calves screamed at me in pain. I got pictures of me and my love and pictures of my daughter and her art featured in a #Laguna art studio for the first time. #Proud mom. I savored every minute of it and can’t wait to go back.
I was lucky to get a transplanted Agave today to put in my yard. It’s a beautiful day when the weather is pleasant and you can dig in the dirt and plant wonderful things with a cold drink in a mason Jar.
Just playing with my Tahoe pics and wanted to post them on the blog. I have been so lucky to visit so much this past year and hope for another couple summer trips before its over !
Here in southern Utah it feels like spring this week. It’s only February but the sun has come out to play for a while so I took my camera and headed to one of my favorite places. Snow Canyon is like a crayon box to me and a photographers dream. You experience every color there from Deep red to orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. This is what I came up with. Enjoy!
The Sesame Street Lyrics, ” Sunny days sweeping the clouds away “, ring true for me this week. If you look at my blog posts you will notice that they stop when the shorter (less Sun) days start. Yes, I still function I still go to work and take care of things however I do so with less of a spring in my step and certainly less creativity. Google say’s that it is common for people to become more depressed and sad (seasonal affective disorder) when the days become shorter and there is less sun exposure.
Our usually sunny St George has had less sun lately and of course shorter days. This week however the sun and warmth came back and after a few good days I found myself creating again. It started small, I took a donation to the local thrift store and shopped around. I found some cool belts and decided I could take them home and find creative and handy things to do with them. I had seen on Tv where you could cinch up your christmas tree with them before you put it away. I love that idea. I came home and wrapped the beautiful colored one around a glass jar I also got at the thrift store, stuck some greenery in and Bam… A centerpiece with a Ralph Lauren look.
Until spring I will embrace every sunny day that comes and maybe a good dose of Vitamin D and some light therapy will help. (Alaskan sun lamps are great)
Seals & Crofts sang it perfectly in their song Summer Breeze with the words, “A little light a-shinin’ through the window, lets me know everything is alright.
Shine on !
A crisp and cool fall day with the sun breaking through the pine trees in lake Tahoe . It is a spectacular sight to capture as Fall makes way for winter. We went around the entire lake in a day and enjoyed the sights, stopping at a fun place for lunch and even got to check out an art gallery and thrift store. There is something for everyone and I can wait to return.