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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Favorite Paddle With Bald Eagles!

This is the lake by our house.  We launch our boats here on days that we want to stay close to town.
This day out kayaking was AMAZING because guess what!?
We actually saw TWO AMERICAN BALD EAGLES....holy #(#*!!!
We've never ever seen these kind of birds here, apparently they do come this far North now & than.

It amazes me how different each time out paddling can be.  All the beauty we see.
(check out that super cool orange lichen covered island...magic...and the water lilies...magic again!)
Unfortunately the water was quite choppy that day so we couldn't get super close or super clear photos of the two eagles but it is going down for sure as one of my favorite paddles ever.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Printmakers Companion

I have several linos all finished, just patiently waiting there in a pile waiting for me to pull test prints from them but I honestly just keeping finding myself moving on to the next one to cut.

I think it's because the area I have set up to do my cutting in is in Misa's main area & it just feels like such a sweet precious time, mornings cutting blocks with this sweetie that I just don't want to stop!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dorest Tower & Port Sydney Chutes

Bear with me, I am still catching up on some adventuring I want to share from the summer...
This day we planned on doing the Dorset tower, than finding a place to launch our kayaks but
we ended up climbing the 25 meter tower (originally built in 1922) than doing a small forest hike...

than we found ourselves not kayaking at all but finding a place for lunch before we headed off to explore the Port Sydney Chutes (which was disappointingly dull) before heading home to the buns.
It's always fun just to wake up and let the day take you where it wants instead of planning every hour.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Biking & Learning To Trust

This was one of my favorite days from this past summer...
It was a great bike path in a bird sanctuary North from us that went through such a varied terrain.

I was so proud of myself, it was the first time I had biked since my knee injury, let alone on such a challenging rocky hilly path....wohoo for letting go of fear and learning to trust my body again!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mixed Media Heads

I've really been wanting to do more of my mixed media ladies...
I already have three started but I am one of those artists that bounces between several pieces at once.

My Mixed media pieces seem to always start with a woman's head,  I like to have fun with the hair.
but right now, I've misplaced the redhead! I am searching high and low for her, ha ha!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

PLEASE Sign This Today

I don't know how you feel but I feel that petitions DO have power
when enough people care to lend their voice to them.
I have an account on Change.org, I have for awhile now so when really
important petitions come up, I can add my name and voice my opinion. 

It's sickening & monstrous that we are still using animals this way...
don't worry there are no graphic pictures but
It's soooo important that you hop on over right now, it's takes just a moment
to sign today please please please for the love of all animals.

Jelly Bean Jaks

Jaks is at least 10 years old, perhaps older, he's been on two heart meds for congestive heart failure for over TWO years now, when we started him on the meds we thought we'd just have 2 weeks more!
Every morning that I go into his room to wake him up and pick him up for his AM meds, I prepare
myself that maybe during the night he's passed away...
but every morning he cute little face greets me, I am happy and I feel very grateful...

I am honestly so shocked that he was with us another summer
and that he's now entering another Winter,
he's so impressively tenacious in spirit and body and I love that so much,
I think I respond to that tenacity with extra gratitude because I must possess it in spades myself.
This week I am going to sparkle up his room with some Christmas-tide,
the little guy deserves extra twinkle lights this year I think, ha ha!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pressing Petals

I have no ideal what I am going to do with all of these pressed flowers I've been collecting
but I gotta keep pressing them,
mainly because a) it's fun to open my homemade presses and see which ones turn out

but also because
b) I am a lucky gal whose honey buys her lots of flowers
and c) because they will be useful someday, I do have a slight inkling involving old cottages & buns!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Korra Wants You To Know

Korra-Soleil told me that I should let all of you guys know about how's she's doing
since loosing her best friend Emmett aka Min-Min aka Meep.

She's a bit quieter, she's definitely lonely for her Min-Min
& so far she is saying no way no how to any new friendships (she's already lost 1 mate and 2 friends)
but she does like to lay out at the gate with Leisel, Yuuji and especially Henrie
but she definitely has a hate on for Flynn & Misa for reasons completely unknown!
But she's eating very well, she's enjoying the extra snuggles

She finds it a bit boring outside now without Emmett so she seems to prefer being inside more now
but she without a doubt loves having her Daddy working from his home office most of the week.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Share Sunday

It's that time, I hope your had lots of beauty in your week....
In case you need a dose of good... it's time to share some sweetness...
time for Share Sunday...

This news story is from last year but it still makes my heart happy.
It's a short tale about a orphaned baby bunny and a pigeon that bond and help each other grow & heal.
Check it out, I bet it'll make you smile.

It really irritates me when people assume us vegans and vegetarians are starved or unhealthy.
Here is a great article about all the delicious beautiful foods that are actually
higher in Iron than any meat sources...it's especially good reference for my fellow veg-head XO.

If your like me and are super sensitive and are a heart-on-your-sleever, this is for you.
I myself practice all of these self-kindness tips & they all in their own way help my sensitive heart.
If you have any tips, leave a comment and tell us.

Enjoy and a Happy Happy Weekend is being wished your way XOXO

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Portage Flyer

This summer we drove out to Huntsville for some kayaking and a short jaunt on the Portage Flyer...
It's an old steam train that ran in the area from 1904 to 1959 that has been beautifully
restored and is now a historic piece of the past run all on volunteer power.
We had smiles plastered on our faces the whole time, imagining how it was used way back when...

Whiles the trek was disappointingly short, the train itself is beautiful and didn't disappoint.
I've only ever been on subway trains so I was pretty excited by the clickety-clack of the rail-line.
A dash of history is always a great jumping point into gratitude...
It really makes me appreciate all the luxuries we have at our finger tips nowadays.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hopefully In The Studio

It's been a hard week for head-pain...I am behind again on originals I've wanted to get finished up...

But as I always say, I can only fight against the pain so much, there's only so much I can do...

So hopefully next week is better and I can start getting some of these beauties photographed & listed!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It Was A Good Summer

Everything has been put away, wrapped up and covered for another long winter...
I've been looking forward to winter for awhile now so I have no complaints really.

My heart still hurts that Teela wasn't with us, I think it always will....But my life and our yard,
doesn't so much belong to us but to the bunnies and I know for sure that they had a great summer.