Friday, February 22, 2013

Take your camera for a walk.....


That's what I did the other day and I found signs of spring everywhere!





A flower pot right outside my front door.








Sweet smelling violets peeking through the leaves.









Ferns living on a mossy limb.










A tiny gem...blooming.







Wabi Sabi......embrace the paradox of beauty in imperfection.  The appreciation of the waning, cracked, worn and bent beauty of an object.






















I live in a small town, of 3000 souls, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  All of these photos were taken this week as I walked the dog and my camera about town. 






It wouldn't be a  landscape photo of Oregon if it didn't include tall fir trees.  This is the park behind our house.....the little white dog is Jack, my walking buddy.

In spite of what you've been told, it does not ALWAYS rain in Oregon!








That's a taste of life in small town in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed!  Thanks for going with me on this lovely, little walk-about.


Halle said...

You are so lucky! We're still deep in snow. I am looking forward to Spring!!

Karen said...

Loved going along on your walk, your neighborhood is very nice and just look at all the green grass and spring flowers! Good for you, we're still buried in snow for a few months yet. I'm enjoying your first signs of growth there very much.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, I can't believe I haven't been by to have this walk about with you. But I'm here, now. And your little town reminds me of the small town I lived in before I moved to Wichita. About the same size, too. Wonderful photos and great looking weather. Much better than we are having.

Second, I went to the blog post (yours) you sent me. I remember seeing that post and that may have been the one that I was thinking of when I started my experiment. But I never visited Flint's blog before, so that was new and strange. I may have to try this again with steam, because it seems to produce two very different effects. Thanks for sharing yours, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Jan, I just did an internet search and found this blog:

I think this may be where you read about steaming fabric. Seems this gal does both steam and submersion dyeing. This looks like something to explore further.