Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hump Day Haiku - Frumpy Hearts

Sidewalk mystery.
I wonder who 'hearts" Frumpy
writing it in stone.

I started doing Hump Day Haiku with Carla Sonheim's Silly classes... and decided as a challenge for myself, I'd continue.  And so I have.  
Would you care to join me? 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bright blossoms

I took my husband his lunch today. He works alone (weekends) at the nursery this time of year, so a lunch visit is appreciated. I was treated to a tour of a few of the green houses, and the cyclamen was blooming in a variety of colors. 
These pretty pink ones caught my eye. As did the heart shaped leaves.  

Lovely pink blossoms
brightening a winter day
cheerful cyclamen 

I'd like to invite you to come back on Wednesdays for Hump Day Haiku, which I started doing with Carla Sonheim's Silly Classes. I'd love to see what haiku you may have to share!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Writing on the Wall - Letter Box

Hanging on the wall
storing writing safe within 
deluxe letter box 

Today I'm participating in a new blog hop "Writing on the Wall" over at Cheryl's Excellent Adventure. Find out more and join here

Friday, November 25, 2011

Haiku my Heart - Wonder

Following the joy 
Learning to feel with my eyes 
Everyday wonders

Find other Haiku my Heart wonders at recuerda mi corazon

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Heart

Happy Thanksgiving to my USA friends!  

I'm so grateful for all my family, friend and teachers
who have challenged me to stretch my wings
and look for the unexpected in the everyday. 

On a chilly morn
frozen parking lot puddle 
frames an icy heart

Linking to Guest Heart Thursday

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hump Day Haiku - On a chilly morn

Little bits of ice.
Views from a frosty garden
on a chilly morn.

Share the Joy Thursday
Frosty turning leaves
highlighting the backyard fence
on a chilly morn.

I started doing Hump Day Haiku with Carla Sonheim's Silly classes... and decided as a challenge for myself, I'd continue. And so I have. 
Would you care to join me? 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Red Frost

Tiny icicles 
glistening on the red leaves.
Jack Frost's calling card

  Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Frosty Morning

Jack Frost visited
leaving his icy etchings
throughout the garden

Native bee balm seeds
within their hoary frosting
waiting for the sun.

Slowly the sunshine
peaking through high cloud cover
starts to melt the frost.

A frosty morning in the garden... record lows and hoary frost on everything. 

So of course I ventured forth into the cold to get some photos. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011


fast approaching clouds
quickly changes sun lit skies
leaves a masterpiece

A late fall sunset from my front porch. I so enjoy having a treeline view from our yard. So much more appealing than man made messes, don't you think?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Despite all the moss
covering it's gnarly trunk
the old tree shows heart

Found on a recent trip looking for fall colors. 

See more random hearts with Clytie at Guest Heart Thursday

More haiku the heart of joe spadoman recuerda mi corazon

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autumn Color

Peaceful morning walk
admiring autumn colors
A beauty in red

Trees in full color at Memorial Park in Bellingham. I love it when the leaves are all over the ground, and rustle as you walk through them.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mysteries revealed


Shrouded rocks and roots
Natures secret calling me
Mysteries revealed

Sorting through digital photos (while cataloging and trying to make some order from the chaos of months and numbers) I came across these from a trip to Artist Point at Mt Baker. Very cool moss covered rocks and gnarly old tree roots on the road down to Nooksack Falls.

If you look closely you can see faces peeking from the moss. And perhaps you'll find a heart or two as well. 

Isn't it fun when nature reveals it's mysteries? 

Linking with Clytie at Guest Heart Thursday

Enjoy more haiku my heart with Rebecca @ recuerda mi corazon

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Towers

Isn't this a cool building? I just love the shape and how the leaves of the ivy-ish plant turn red this time of year.  This was taken on a trip my son took to Ireland a few years ago. I've been sorting old digital files (tedious) and came across it so had to share.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

 Linking to Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Brown and Yellow Leaves

I went looking for fall color from the big old trees at the cemetery today, and came across this beautiful tree.  While wandering about getting close up shots, a funny shaped leaf caught my eye...

I've never seen brown mushrooms quite this these before. They were all over in the grass, mixed in with the yellow and brown leaves.

It's serendipity!
Among the brown and yellow leaves 
 a random mushroom heart

And this is straight out of the camera - for Straight Out Of the Camera Sunday

Also linking to Lisa's Chaos-Macro Monday


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Junk Jewelry

 I took a junk jewelry class this past Sunday, with my friend Debi McManus-Plett, (an amazing artist!). She teaches at Stampadoodle  in Bellingham, and Country Lane in Surrey BC. This creation is my very first wrapped wire pendant, made with a washer and cotter pin, wire and seed beads.

We also soldered in the class, my first time ever, and I can't say I did it well. However, it did take the fear away. I plan to make some ornaments for the holidays, and this time will make sure to allow for the tape when choosing an image. Hmph. *wink*

While helping Debi clean up, I discovered a little heart formed by droplets of the solder. So of course it came home with me.

Linking my random heart with Clytie at Guest Heart Thursday

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos - I will never forget

Jen's Fairy 

In memory of my beautiful daughter.

A few months after my daughters sudden death, a group of friends decided to make angels for one of our members whose husband was going through an illness. 
When I finally started to create the angel, this fairy emerged instead. 
And she told me she was in honor of  my daughter. 

It hangs on the wall of my office where I can see it as I sit at my desk. 
It has become my daily reminder of the love my daughter had for all things of nature, and of the love I will always have for my daughter. 

I will never forget.  

Celebrating All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos with 
 Rebecca and Stephanie  

A memory garden - dia de bloglandia

This is the first year I've formally observed Dia de los Muertos, which I'm celebrating with Rebecca and Stephanie at dia de bloglandia.  While I did not complete the shrine I started, it occurred to me that our backyard garden contains a variety of reminders of our family who have passed.

My husbands father was an avid gardener. He died before we married, and I so wish I'd have had more time to get to know him. His garden contained these lovely Autumn sedum. 

My husbands mother was generous with her gardening knowledge and shared a variety of plants from her garden. This yarrow became quite invasive, (and a bit of a joke).  However, after her death, it became a constant reminder of her generous love.

The love in a mist came from seeds from my Auntie Ruth, several years before she died. She was always generous with her seeds, and told us some of the seeds she shared were from plants originally given her by my Grandma Rose. 

The frog statues in my garden remind me of my Auntie Rosemary, who told me once that frogs were protection. I've had one at my front door and throughout our garden since. 

This angel sign was a gift from my daughter, and is something I continue to cherish in her memory.

Celebrating All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos with 
 Rebecca and Stephanie at dia de bloglandia. 

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