A gift from the sea
What a special day this has been! We are thrilled to be chosen by Betty Londergan for the Versatile Blogger Award. Betty is the Author of one of our favorite blogs heifer12x12 Thank you Betty!
As the proud recipient of this award we must now fulfill our duties, yes there are duties!
1♥ Select and list 15 bloggers who we nominate, these are in no particular order and we love them all!
The blonde coyote
For the love of wanderlust
long time spent
Little london observationist
Collette falls on her feet
My Italian letters
Claire Atkinson photography
Nitty gritty dirt man
The lazy photographer
2♥ List 7 things about us you may not know
We love cheese
We love Bikes
We like slow food (the opposite of fast food) What is slow food?
We are not vegetarian
We were both born on the 16th
We have a vast age difference
We like Stephen Hawking
3♥ Now we must go inform the nominees.
4♥ Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you Betty!
A happy and beautiful day of Love to all of you! ♥
A lonely barn in winter
Frozen in time
Covered bridge series, Scio Oregon
Orchard in winter
Through and through
Ghostly church on a winter's night
Soon we will be leaving winter behind for a tropical Island in the sun!
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved road trips. As a child my Dad and I would often jump in the car on a lazy Sunday afternoon and go for long drives out in the country. The road seemed to go on forever and it didn’t matter that there was no destination in mind. We would stop at abandoned houses and go through them hoping to find some long forgotten treasure sometimes we got lucky. Then we’d stop for Ice cream on the way home. Those were good times. Still, I love nothing more than packing it up and hitting the highway with the one I love.
We left bright and early Friday morning, trying to beat the imminent storm ahead. We smoked Cigarettes while Gillian Welch sang us down the road with her dusty Americana vocals. Eating PB & J’s, sleeping in noisy truck stops and shooting pictures through mud-spattered windows. We thought we’d be able to pick up a hitchhiker or two along the way but there were none. I suppose that had something to do with the weather. So, we made our way through snow, sleet, wind and torrential rain. We can’t wait to do it again.
Through a rainy window
Snow covered gate, Dunsmuir Ca.
Good~bye for now!
I suppose you could have guessed that our favorite place is nature, if you can call it a place. Maybe it’s more of a consciousness? A way of being. Anyway, Santa Barbara is such a unique place geographically, which is why it’s home to so many a nature lover. We have the ocean on one side and mountains on the other, all in close proximity. It makes it so simple to get away and be intimate with nature. Whether it’s fiercely exciting waves you seek or somewhere calm and meditative, you don’t have to go far. A very short distance may feel like you’re a thousand miles away. Suddenly time stands still and with very little effort you are glancing down at the ocean from high on a mountaintop or traipsing through the woods with your awareness of natural beauty becoming cloudless and acute as all else slips away. Nature, whether it’s a place or a way of being within this chaotic world, it’s where we love to be.
I figured since I’m only home for a few more weeks I should take advantage of the fact that I live in one of the most beautiful places in the Country and do more shooting around here. I’ve been here so long now that I have gotten a little bored with photographing it but that’s how we test our abilities and I love a good challenge. I Love all the 365 projects people are doing, it’s intriguing but also a big commitment and we plan to travel a lot this year so we may not shoot something everyday but we will try.
“Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Walking on water