Thursday, October 12, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – October 12, 2017
Fall Flowers
Everyone loves the flowers that bloom during the spring and summer of each year.  Yet, autumn brings us flowers, too!  Not that many, and perhaps not as brilliant, but pretty in their own way!
Fall Flowers
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – October 5, 2017
Rustridge Drive
Out for a stroll on an autumn morning – a few years ago in Napa.
 Rustridge Drive
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – September 28, 2017
Autumn Leaves are Falling
It’s getting to be that time of year again!
Autumn Leaves are Falling
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Postcard from Thursday September 14, 2017
Road Less Traveled
One of my favorite poems is the one by Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken”.  The actual line I used as inspiration for this travel journal page is “I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference”.  This image was one I took a few years ago, in the woods in the mountains near our home.  So, our travels were not far for this image, but it takes my mind a million miles away!
Road Less Traveled
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scenic Wonders at Arches National Park
Such beautiful sights at the second national park of the weekend!
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Amanda & Kylee at Arches National Park
It was fun showing Amanda & Kylee around Arches National Park!
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Long Canyon Road
And, here’s the last views of our great day off-roading!
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Shaffer Trail
There were some amazing views along the Shaffer Trail!
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On the Shaffer Trail
with Amanda and Kylee
Our second day in Moab brought us a day full of fun and the red bluffs of the area around and thru Canyonlands National Park!
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La-Sal Mountain Loop Road
My niece, Amanda and her friend, Kylee, joined us in Moab to check out some of the off-road routes there are to be enjoyed there!
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – September 7, 2017
Serenity on the Shore
I was walking, or rather, standing on the shore of a lake while Jeff was playing fetch with Miki – throwing a branch in the lake.  Altho I do enjoy watching her and her love of the water, I was also drawn to the moving still life on shore.  The lake was creating gentle waves as they touched the shore, and yet the reeds in the water seemed unaffected by them.  A moment of serenity.
Serenity on the Shore
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Wildflowers
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Lunch on Capilla Peak
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Salinas Pueblo Missions Quarai Mission
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – August 24, 2017
Perspective
Jeff and I went exploring the other week and ended up on a dirt back road that took us to the top of Capilla Peak, here in New Mexico.  As we were heading back down the road, he stopped so I could photograph some sunflowers growing along the roadside.  I took several images and then happened to look down.  I had a great shot available to me of the top of a sunflower, looking down onto it.  I took it and then converted it to a crayon drawing.  I kept thinking about how different, in a way, the sunflower looked from this unfamiliar angle.  My mind kept trying to turn it sideways to make it seem more “normal”.  It sort of reminded me of however life appears to us, it’s often due to our personal perspective.  That’s also true for everyone else, so it’s probably best if we don’t take too many people at their word as truth when circumstances are a bit murky or confused!  Something to think about…..
Perspective
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Postcard from Thursday – August 17, 2017
Back Patio
This week, I didn’t travel far from home inspiration.  I was particularly content just sitting on our back patio.  It’s quite the change from how I grew up – in the city.  And, as I think about the contrast in life between the city and country, I couldn’t help but think that the wild roses growing on a bush just off our patio was more lovely than any city sight I’ve ever seen.  And, so that’s this week’s thought…..
Back Patio
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