Vacation Inspiration

We went to Lake Tahoe a couple of weeks ago. It’s a beautiful area. We did a lot of hiking, bird watching and taking photos. We also had a fun outing of paddle boarding. Here are a couple of photos (I have tons more) of the area.

This is a photo of Lake Tahoe from the California side. We were in Sugar Pines State Park.

This is Eagle Lake. It’s a gorgeous lake but the climb is a bit steep to get there. I am off to our annual art retreat for the weekend. We’ll be screen printing and gelli printing. So hopefully, I will remember to take some photos and I’ll post about it later. Have a great weekend!

Trip to Glacier National Park

We went to Glacier National Park this past weekend. It’s about a 45 minute drive from our house and I wanted to check out the wild flowers.

Several years ago I found this patch of Mountain Lady Slippers. These are a wild orchid and this is the biggest patch of them I have ever found. They are right by MacDonald Lake Lodge but I bet the majority of people walking by never even see them.

I found a few more flowers and then I went looking for trillium. They are usually on the path at Avalanche Creek but the problem is that there is a wooden walkway and you aren’t supposed to go off the trail. So I have a really hard time getting a good photo.

Here’s the best photo I could get and it’s a little blurry. But I did get to see them. I don’t have any trillium around my house.

I also took the obligatory bark photos. I must have thousands of these by now.

Here’s the “famous” Avalanche Creek photo. So much water rushing through at this time of year.

And here are Symphony and Dennis on the board walk. It was a great day!

Time to Stand and Stare

Pink Water Lily
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Bark

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

Mama and Baby Goat

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

Chipmunk

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

Lush Green

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Glacier Lilies, Photo by Ruth Lane

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

Sunset Bucerias

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

— William Henry Davies

Whitefish Christmas Stroll

Whitefish Christmas Stroll

I have been pretty busy around here what with the holidays coming up. Last night was Whitefish Christmas Stroll so I was making hot, spiced cider and getting my moose antlers ready. I will have a post on The Felting and Fiber Studio tomorrow about making EZ Screens. Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!