The Birds were dancing in the sky.

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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.

The Birds were dancing in the sky.

Quiet can be your best friend

Quiet can be your best friend

Having just returned from a two week road trip to meet my beautiful two year old grand daughter from Cambodia, traveling with my youngest son to visit my oldest son was rewarding in many ways.

Getting to know Claire a little was totally amazing! Traveling with my youngest son was a fun adventure. We talked a lot on the trip, but also found we could comfortably drive for many miles not needing conversation.

I have always loved the quiet times of the day. First thing in the morning, enjoying a cup of coffee and view from my kitchen and last moment before the sunset when the quiet of the day joins the beauty of the sky.

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Lakeside

Lakeside

Can’t you just imagine relaxing in a boat, looking back at the shore? I see a scene from “On Golden Pond” where they do not fun into the rocks, if you remember the movie. The days of Fall are very beautiful in the Pacific Northwest.

Using a Palette knife is very freeing, scraping on paint and then scraping it, moving it and just having fun with it can give you a very natural painting.

Lakeside