Thursday, July 18, 2013

vacation photos

so sorry if you hate to look at other peoples vacation photos as I have a bunch for you. It was a wet week, tons of rain and for some reason my son never managed to adjust, he was either sick or just anxious... hard to tell which as he still doesn't communicate that kind of thing.... all he wanted to do was walk... we hiked 5 miles a day to keep him content, well as content as he could be. We'd had soooo much rain that hiking the trails to the pond was like walking in creek beds....







walking, more walking
then even more walking too
blisters by weekend
 
 
happy Friday to all you Haiku my heart people....












Most of my photos don't show how lush and wet and green everything was.... so much moss and ferns!



and if you're still with me I do have some art to show for paint party Friday and the last week of Color of Summer....



I thought it was done but now that I see it on here it definitely needs something more.... i'll get on that once it cools down a bit, it's too hot to function the last few days.... have a good week all!

33 comments:

  1. I enjoyed seeing your vacation photos. The fawn with its mother is so precious. We think our lady deer are having their little ones. It's been a month since we've seen any deer. Getting concerned. Your photos show such a peaceful area. I know it was a soul restoring time.

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  2. Your photos are great! First of all, they're photos. That you took them while "on vacation" doesn't make them any less appealing. Love the close up of the Momma and fawn., and those are some fancy sandals! Are those your little tootsies?
    Your art made me have the idea that she is forlorn. The look on her face. That was my first immediate impression, then as i looked into her eyes, her pupils seem dilated a bit, and the turn of her mouth is telling me she is about to make some wise crack. It's all in my imagination and has nothing whatsoever to do with your beautiful artwork.
    Your haiku told the story that you told about the rain and all the walking/hiking you did. I'll bet you're in good shape after all that exercise.
    Have a great week.

    Peace sent your way.

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    1. Yes, the first feet are indeed mine, those sandals... Argh! I hate them, they were all that were available the day i was desperate or sandals so i got them, but dince. Hate them i didn't mind traipsing thru mud and water... The second set of feet, the muddy ones are my sons

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    2. Dont know why google will not let me correct typos in comments before i publish!?

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  3. Gorgeous place to stay for vacation!! What do you mean, I LOVE coming along :). With the greens like that, I would grab my sketchbook, sit underneath the tall trees in the forest, pretend to be Beatrix Porter and sketch to no end, LOL.

    LOVE your watercolor art, so graceful and so light :). Beautiful mandala, framing the girl :).

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    1. You have no idea how much i wanted to sit and sketch, but my son was having no stopping this trip, i didn't sketch the whole week!

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  4. Looks like a peaceful place to vacation, even in the rain. It has rained here every day for a month, but it always does this time of year. Water is so precious, I don't even complain any more. Well...usually not LOL Your watercolor is awesome!

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  5. Love your piece of art. She looks so sad. And the frame you put around her is exquisite...

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  6. Beautiful photos and I love your art piece for this week, so soulful. HPPF!

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  7. YOUR vacation photos are not the typical ones. Love the deer and dogs. How you got such beautiful closeups and various shots with the constant rain is a wonder. Have a good, dry, relaxing weekend. :)

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  8. Lovely vacation photos. I enjoy hiking in the rain, but a full week...not so much.

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  9. summer.
    wet or warm...i love these languid days of longer light!
    thank you for every view of your world and the generosity of your sharing.
    i had forgotten how impossibly sweet fawns are donning their snowy polka dots!

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  10. Your vacation looks wonderful. Love seeing the wildlife and nature.

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  11. Loving your holiday photos and loving your SOC piece, so beautifully done. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  12. wonderful photos and looks like you had a lovely time despite all the rain, mud and moss. Really beautiful mandala portrait! Happy PPF!

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  13. Watching rain descend
    sheltered on the verandah
    I find joy in art

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  14. I love your photos! They remind me of Sweden, and I would love to go there again :-)
    The portrait and flower painting is interesting and beautiful, I'm sure she will end up just perfect!

    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

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  15. Such beautiful photos, so lush and green! I hope you were able to find some relaxation for yourself. Your SOC piece is absolutely beautiful, just love her.

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  16. I could sit on that stone porch for a long time just watching the rain and the deer. Peaceful place and great photos. And such a sad soft colored lady with the wind in her hair...lovely.

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  17. looks like you found beauty in spite of the soggy !
    hopefully the weather brings you some more creative time asap!!!
    happy weekend!

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  18. I love going on vacation especially when the photos are so striking and I don't have to do the hiking.(That may well be a poem) the photo of the dew on what looks like strawberry leaves is fabulous!

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  19. OMG I love the SOC painting! Maybe you are not used to the colors? I know I have not done that combo... but it looks beautiful!
    The photos are awesome, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Your vacation photos are AMAZING! And I love how they all fit into this week's SOC colors scheme, too! And WOW! I absolutely love your work of art for the final week's colors! It is so beautiful!!!!!! thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us.

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  21. I love the photos. Where did you go for vacation?
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. Wonderful holiday photos...love them and the wonderful start of your painting!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. I love to see other folks' photos - yours are gorgeous - it looks a lot like where we live as it's usually very wet and very green too!! You got some great close up photos of the deer!

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  24. Domestic life and wildlife and hard working, hard playing feet. Vacation time songs.

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  25. BEAUTIFUL shots of your vacation. Stunning and idyllic and am very jealous. Your SOC painting blew me away. Gorgeous work. I love the way you use watercolour. Completely in love.

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  26. Andrea!
    Beautiful photos!
    I, too, am sharing lots of vacation photos. We just got back and I'm so happy to see you here again :)

    Your art is as lovely as ever, as well. I'll be doing some catching up! Missed you!
    Cam

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