Our first “assignment” was to bring in photos of our local ferry. Since I live right down from the Kingston Ferry, I just looked back to see what I had photographed in the last year. Here are my offerings. I would love to know which one you like best. This is more “Food for Thought” than food, although the Hot Dogs on the ferry are not bad!
A friend of many years sent this quote to me and I have to admit it made me smile. My friend is a retired psychiatrist, so the meaning hit home.
The last guests left last night. It was hard to watch my granddaughter walk to the ferry. She gave me lots of hugs, and kept waving and sending kisses. Moments like that make you know you are a good person. If you are totally accepted and loved by a six year-old, then the world is good for now.
Now the cleaning must begin, as it seems even the fish tank is dirty. The chickens are hungry and the cat hair is at all time high. My Dyson Animal vacuum will have be recharged another time to get everything. The house is quiet and peaceful and I am just loving the day.
I have collected about ten books and I am going to enjoy reading out on my deck. We have a wonderful handyman working to make our decks more private. (Photos to come) Our design should let light in, but be hard to see through. It is exciting, as our neighbor built a deck that looks right into our house.
Think about the quote. It may change how you see the world.
Today as I worked in my kitchen, I looked up to see in the midnight blue sky of midday a swarm of white birds undulating and moving in a gorgeous rhythm in the sky. They were so bright against the sea of blue sky and blue green water it was a magical moment. I caught a tad of it with my camera, but not the dance. It looked free and beautiful and made me smile at the thought of being so lucky to live with this wonder right out my kitchen window.
Finding pleasure in the small things of everyday life is important to all of us.
Everyday in my home I wake up to a variation of this view. It took a long time in life to get to the place where I wake up and can’t wait to see the view of the morning. I kept buying and selling and then building and selling to make a profit on each so I could move to somewhere with a better view. I am in the smallest home, other than my first in Del Mar, California and I love the view the best!
Many do not understand this obsession, but living in the Pacific Northwest we have this incredible opportunity to live our lives with amazing views or using a word I heard for the first time “Fablioso” views. If you don’t live where you love the view you wake up to, then perhaps it is time to think about moving?
That is where I came in to help you find just the right view. As an artist and a professional (ASID & IIDA) interior designer (Yes I passed the two day test) and having worked to earn a PhD in Business Marketing, I can do a great job for you!
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Out and about buying fabric to make Easter Dresses for my three Granddaughters, with camera in hand, Port Gamble is such a lovely piece of our local history. Originally built as a sawmill town, there are rows of houses built for employees and managers of the Port. the Walker Ames House, which I drew last week was the owners original home.
In the next week or so, I will be drawing the General Store, owned by friends of mine with some of the best food in the area. The fabric store Quilted Strait is often one of my favorite stops, as they have a lovely and varied selection of cotton, more designed for quilts, but work great for “Granddaughter” dresses.
Living in the Pacific Northwest we are surrounded with not only beauty, like taking a ferry ride at sunrise or sunset, but we have the fun of a wide variety of cultures. In Kitsap County we have Poulsbo, our local Norwegian Village with lots of fun shops and now lots of great restaurants. My last post featured the “famous” Poulsbo Telephone booth and today I added one of the Washington ferries and the clock from downtown Poulsbo. Tell me your favorite tourist spot in the PNW and I would be happy to draw it for you.