Friday, August 22, 2014

Things I Love

Watching carrier touch-down practice at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

Smell of freshly cut grass

Car colors from the 1950's



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Things I Love

Loud purring just because you are near

Finding fully mature onions in my flower bed (that I forgot I planted)

Mint infused water



Things I Love

Finding beaches full of Sea Glass

The smell of freshly grated ginger

Earl Grey tea



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Things I Love:

Painting pears

People who stop to lend a hand

Neighbors who wave when they walk by

p.s. I painted this pear as a thank you for a neighbor who stopped to fix a burst sprinkler head while we were away (it sent a stream of water against our door jam and was flooding our sunroom, thank goodness she stopped and turned it off!)



Monday, August 18, 2014

Things I Love

The smell of ripe blackberries on the vine

Making cobbler from hand picked berries

Coconut milk ice cream


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Things I Love

Reflections on the water

Seawater warmed by sun drenched sand

Spontaneous picnics



Things I Love

Dramatic clouds

Being with lots of people

Being by myself



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Things I Love

Traveling to other parts of the world
Experiencing new cultures, languages and people
Being home (and sleeping in my own bed)

Friday, August 15, 2014

People Watching

How could I resist?!

 Sometimes the props are just as fun!

Guess who?

Canals, Bikes and Cheese

Holland of course!

The last leg of our journey takes us to the Netherlands and our very dear friends in Nijmegen (home of my favorite turquoise shop!)

It rained on us of course - everywhere we went folks told us we 'just missed the sunny weather'.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

London with a Dear Friend

Pen Pals for a decade, dear Kenda and I spent a day together, talking, laughing, ducking into museums and restaurants when the clouds opened up and wandering into hidden alleyways full of color when the sun came out!

A truly delightful day that whirled by too quickly.