Somewhere between the great coastal beaches is this one from (great) Lake Ontario. A few waves, setting sun, footprints. As long as there is water, it is fine with me. (Now what you can't see in the shot is the ice cream from Abbott's.)
Most of my garden is eaten. I figure the deer liked my greens. Now that I am in love with this family with three young turkeys, I learn they eat GRASS. Which is what I planted as my anti-deer food. No peace, here.
Twice I passed this sign (on the street in Portland) and was struck with the image of the salad. I thought it was a photograph, at first. Then I fell in love with the great illustration in chalk that stopped me in my track. Tip of the hat for hand-drawing.
I know that these ladies need their hair and clothes to be truly presentable, but here is how they appear in a riotous Portland store. Maybe it is just a way to desensitize us for eventual hair loss. Ha!
Michelle hand picked peaches in Delaware, and brought this cake as a grand finish to the graduation celebration (from college) this Sunday for my two daughters. Great to visit with "family" and remember how the years flew by.
Bipolar disease is often called light and dark. Which intrigues me in this image. The green leaves are usually perceived dark on light background, not this shot of light and green. Taken at the Portland Japanese Garden, case you asked.
A visit to the Portland Art Museum to see the show "Ellsworth Kelly/Prints" that closes on September 16th includes stunning and technically perfect works that are all about shape and color. Just what I needed to see.
Whole Nine Yards, in Portland, has inspiration enough for any surface design lover. And I miss seeing these kinds of independent stores, where just when you thought you have see it all, another wonderful combination of color and material use pops up.
Weiden+Kennedy, an ad agency in Portland, (think "Old Spice") held a fund raiser last night. Fun, games, and we all dropped "change" for their cause of sponsoring kid's art classes. I ate licorice candy. Ha!
Katie Sciarrino had this work "Life is Short" as part of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild's exhibit at the Sisters Quilt Show this past weekend. I was taking her suggestion to "travel often" and am in Oregon to prove it.
Here in Sisters, Oregon, there is one mammoth quilt show each year. It is hard to capture the scope of it, the variety, the skill. So, you will just have to experience it yourself. And it rained the first time in 37 years, so won't again for another 37. You will be safe.
I have never seen the High Desert of Oregon before today. An unreal sight, with sage, grass gone to seed, and bits of barbed wire. Stunning, and an unexpected view. Plus I got to drive a new Mazda (rented).
Portland, Oregon, boast wonderful galleries. Bullseye Gallery specializes in glass, and this work of Seattle artist Dante Marioni, with exquisite blue goblets spaced throughout, is a stopper. And, yes, he blew those goblets. No stopping in Target for those.
A look back at the weekend. Butch Bramhall's great rock wall reminds me of the post of the stream a few days ago . I love the flow of stones here, the antler capstone, and the added moss. He said it gets neatened from time to time. Who needs to train at a gym?
For all my readers battling the heat, I offer this rushing stream from the North Country of New York State. I know it is suffering hot. Just make this your wallpaper and at least the computer will stay cool.
A visit to Pat and Butch Bramhall, the "Stonehouse Silversmiths" in Croghan, New York included Pat's show stopping baskets in silver and gold. They were near our visit to the Adirondacks this weekend, and this pack basket was endearing. Thank you Pat and Butch.
July is time for Garden Tours, and this one tonight was spectacular. Sited at the edge of a wooded area, there were hostas galore with a pond for reflection (and reflecting) as well as perennials to adore. Thanks, Regina.
Need some chroma? Got it here in the "Big Leaf" that Suzanne made in my Saturday class in Vermont Quilt Festival. Now just imagine watching 20 of these appear around the room. I was had to get my sunglasses.