Friday, April 11, 2014

Cotton Candy Clouds -SkyWatch Friday


This photo doesn't do the original sky justice.  Ah, it was SO pretty--fluffy and pink, just like a huge fluff of cotton Candy!  And I do so love cotton Candy at the county fair in summertime.

If you love clouds as much as I do--join SkyWatch Friday to see all the amazing things to be found by looking up.  Have a lovely day and Happy SkyWatch Friday!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Potluck Heart -Guest Heart Thursday


I adore potlucks.  I remember them from days gone by--when I was just a tiny child.  All the wonderful aromas, people I knew and loved all gathered around, laughing and talking.  

We attended a potluck recently, and these were the desserts!  Yum!  Of course, since there was a heart, I couldn't resist taking a picture. 

 Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rainbow Sun


I took this spectacular photo several years ago.  With all the disturbing and terrifying news we're hearing from across the world...I had to remind myself that there is hope.

There will always be hope.  Hope is my heart's cry for every person who feels helpless and afraid.  You may be across the world from me, yet as far away that is, know my prayers are with you and you are not alone.  The God of Hope walks with you. 

I don't know what it is like to walk in your world, to savor life from your viewpoint.  But God knows.  He is with you.  And He has called me to pray for you.

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, 
My God, in whom I trust."  
A Psalm of David.  
(Psalm 91)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Opal Sands, Golden Sun -Skywatch Friday



Sunsets along the Oregon beaches can be spectacular.  This picture was taken in January.  I loved the almost translucent, opal look of the sands, and the way the sun threw pink highlights into the waves.


The loveliness of the sun and the rays cast over the sea to land in a puddle on the beach, inexplicably touches my soul. 

Have a lovely weekend.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Daisy Heart -Guest Heart Thursday


I found this unexpected daisy heart in the middle of a lawn--I am SURE someone else saw it, too--as there were plucked flowers placed near the top of the heart.  I share this unknown person's whimsical fancy.  What a wonderful little spot of joy!

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heart of Sun -Guest Heart Thursday


I caught this rainbow sunspot heart last week as a fleet of hard working ladies came in to clean our house from the effects of the chimney fire we had two weeks ago.  I thought this was such an amazing photo.  Just beautiful--and not surprisingly, in the shape of a heart!

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

White Shroom Heart -Guest Heart Thursday


 I had the fun of visiting my brother and his family a few months ago.  There's a willow tree growing from the trunk of a tree which blew down--and on that stump there are the most amazing mushrooms.

This picture was taking looking down on the mushrooms which were growing from the side.  The heart is a bit misshapen, but it is a heart non-the less!

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hey Santa, You Down There? -Guest Heart Thursday


A friend of mine saw my photo and gave me this humorous caption.  It made me laugh and I dearly needed to laugh.  Also, you will notice the top of the ladder is in the shape of a heart!  

You may wonder about this picture--today we had a chimney fire.  It was terribly frightening.  The fire was a stubborn one which took a long time to put out.  I first noticed there was a problem when the smoke alarm in the living room started going off.  Then I noticed smoke pouring from the back of the fireplace insert.  I immediately filled a pail of water and dumped the whole thing onto the burning fire to quench it--then closed the fireplace down.

They tell me I did the right thing, because it is likely the plume of steam slowed the fire.  The firemen said we called just in time.  It was starting to get into the house itself.  Ha!  There's a hole in the wall in our upstairs bedroom.

At first the smoke was pitch black.  Here the smoke is white, as they are pouring water down into the chimney.

What an adventure.  I'm so grateful to God for sparing our lives, our kitty and our home.  The firemen and the emergency folks who just left said someone was watching out for us.  And He was.  It could have been SO much worse.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Peek! -Guest Heart Thursday

 
PEEK!  With heart nose akimbo, he sits motionless watching me watching him through the window.

No matter, he seems to have made up his mind that I am no threat and turns to burrow beneath the snow. 


Then up he comes.  PEEK!

Burrow burrow burrow burrow...

PEEK!

Burrow burrow burrow burrow...

PEEK!

Burrow burrow burrow burrow....

PEEK!

I can't tell  you how funny this little fellow was.  I believe he was seeking seeds under the 18 inches of snow that fell in our back yard a few weeks ago.  I was laughing myself silly as I watched.  I hope this sequence of pictures makes you smile, too.

Have a lovely day! 

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.







Thursday, February 20, 2014

Speckled Fungi Hearts -Guest Heart Thursday


I found these amazing shrooms on the side of an old stump.  I love these types of fungi.  They seem sort of magical to me.  Of course you can find many hearts in this bunch!

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Rainbow Around the Sun -SkyWatch Friday


I took this picture last Fall.  I have never seen so many rainbow sun circles in my entire life, as I have in recent years.  They are amazing to my eyes.  I just can't get over how beautiful they are.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cedar Tree Heart -Guest Heart Thursday


Do you see the heart through the branches of the tree?  There is a tiny bird hidden nearby--can you find her?  There was an entire flock of these teensy birds on the cedar tree as the snow was falling.  They were feeding on the cedar berries, often hanging upside down!


Isn't this just the cutest little bird?  He couldn't have been any bigger than my thumb.  Watching them flit and tumble from branch to branch made me smile---I hope you are smiling, too.

Have a great weekend in spite of the weather and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bits of Rainbows -SkyWatch Friday



This is a picture I took of a cloud angel in the skies last Saturday evening.  What a lovely lovely display.  It wasn't until I got home and looked closely at the photo, that I noticed some cloudy rainbows.


Here is a closeup of these lovely jewels of the sky--tiny bits of rainbows...

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Heart for Children -Guest Heart Thursday


I was at Mumsie's helping out, when she sent Sissy and me out for pizza.  I have so much fun with my darling Sis--we saw these hearts, and in honor of GHT's heart challenge, we bought these.

God bless those dear little children who struggle to recover from cancer at such a young age, and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mossy Forest -Guest Heart Thursday


This is a picture of the woods in winter.  Here in Oregon, up until January, the rains have soaked the ground and forests causing a huge amount of moss to grow.  It grows on everything.  Can you see the outline of a heart here?  I just love the woodlands here.

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday.

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Purple Beauty


These purple beauties bloom in Fall.  I love to see their vibrant colors bouncing in the breezes which frequent my garden.

And, because of that luscious color, I get a bit homesick for Spring, though these are some of the flowers of Fall.

Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Basted Turkey Heart -Guest Heart Thursday


 We spent Christmas Day with Mom, Sissy and family.  What fun we had.  Sissy was in basting the turkey when she started to giggle.  

Yep, you guessed it--she basted a heart onto that turkey.



Above is a closeup of Sissy's basted turkey heart!  I must say--that turkey was SCRUMPTIOUS!

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.