Showing posts from February, 2009

Beach Time

Freckles and I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday for a much-needed romp on the beach. The joy she exhibits when we're there is just infectious. She smiles the whole time and makes me smile and laugh. Just what the doctor ordered! These holes in the rock are from Piddock Clams. They are everywhere on the beach but I still find them fascinating. Of course, there are tons of shorebirds there, including crows, which are actually beautiful birds, tho I know they can be a nuisance. The surf was high but the wind was calm. A gorgeous day to be out! I liked how the sun was shining thru the Fresnel lens of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. One of my favorite things!! Got LOTS of stuff going on this weekend with the Seafood and Wine Festival, among others... hope you have an awesome weekend!!

Another trip around the sun...

They say it's your birthday... happy birthday to ya... Yeah it's my birthday today (46! holy cow!) and I am hoping for one great gift in particular, and that is the Judge signing the divorce judgement. My fingers and toes are crossed. Would be an awesome thing to finally have that ugly, ugly chapter of my life closed. Got City meetings today and the regular Council meeting tonite... our Mayor has promised me cake and ice cream! Woo hoo! Oh, and I just got two big beautiful bouquets delivered here at the studio. How thoughtful!! Here are the lyrics to the song mentioned in the title, by Jimmy Buffett and Martina McBride. A great song. Hear 'em singing happy birthday Better think about the wish I make This year gone by Ain't been a piece of cake. Every day's a revolution Pull it together and it comes undone Just one more candle and a trip around the sun. I'm just hanging on while this old world keeps spinning And it's good to know it's out of m

Playing Hooky

Yesterday was such a nice day, I was going a little stir crazy here at the studio... I spend so much time in front of this computer, I just need to get away from it sometimes. So I grabbed my yellow boat and headed out for a nice kayak trip on Beaver Creek. It was gorgeous out there, a little windy early on but it died down and was just stunningly beautiful. This is the result of a very busy beaver... you can see the teeth marks in this stump that they took down to use in their dam. It is so peaceful out there, and the views are just breathtaking. I really love this new hobby. Up river, the wind had disappeared and the water was so still and clear. Another awesome trip. Can't wait to do a LOT more of this. Last night I went to Yachats to see this guy ... I think I have quite a crush on him. He is AWESOME. Oh, and Happy Valentines Day. I hope yours is enjoyable. I had a fun shoot here at the studio this afternoon that included a very busy labradoodle and her family. Whew. Kids


Caution: Rant You know, I really have a strong dislike for Valentines Day anymore. Not so much the day itself or the things it stands for, but the way our society and the media have come to portray it as an obligation to purchase gifts. I had the tv on this morning while I was getting ready for work and must have heard 'Valentines Day' a hundred times in an hour. Holy cow. Talk about shoving it down our throats. Isn't there anything more important to talk about on the morning news shows?? This is the message I get: If you are married and/or in a committed relationship, you can expect to feel obligated to purchase diamond jewelry and/or candy and/or flowers just because the media says you have to. I say bunk! I heard a radio commercial the other day where the announcer actually said, you have to buy flowers for your Valentine because "she expects it". Well duh. Of course she does. Because every media is filled with advertising for things you HAVE t

Taken for a ride

Yesterday I took my kayak out for her maiden voyage on a local lake... it was an awesome day - in the low 70s and no wind to speak of... a t-shirt day in early February. Wow. I learned a few things and will make some adjustments but I know I am going to put a lot of miles on my pretty yellow kayak. What an amazing toy. Yahoo! The scenery was, of course, stunningly beautiful. I can't wait to go again! Things are getting busy at the studio again with High School Senior portraits and upcoming weddings being booked. Better get your appointment made today!