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more wildflowers

  • Posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm


amazing color if you just get close enough to look

bow glacier falls

  • Posted on September 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm

river canyon at bow glacier falls f

the river was in its spring flood stage and was high and fast the whole way up. part of the trail was under water and we had to scramble along the cliff beside where it should have been.

two streams converge

a little way down from the falls the blue water from the falls flowed into the silty water flowing down the other valley (from the glacier as well but on the other side of the ridge) it took a while for the waters to completely merge, so for a while the colors remained distinct.

bow glacier falls 2
a picture taken at the base of the falls about 1/3 of the way up. i know that doesn’t make a lot of sense but i climbed up as high as i could, right beside the falls and then took a picture of what was still above me. if you’d like to see a picture of the whole falls just head over to my flicker and it’s the next picture after this one.

lace shawl

  • Posted on September 25, 2011 at 12:03 am

crocheted shawl
i whipped up a shawl for ember to wear in the chilly evenings. it’s not blocked yet and i have to sew the ends in, but i’m happy with it none-the-less.

canada thistle

  • Posted on September 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

thistles are a lot like some people, beautiful if you can get past the prickles that protect them

yellow glacier lilies

  • Posted on September 24, 2011 at 12:27 am

glacier lily

glacier lily4

glacier lily

glacier lilies

glorious colors

  • Posted on September 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm


i couldn’t resist trying to capture the vivid reds and greens of the alpine flower against the cool gray of the rocks

bergamot and bumblebees

  • Posted on September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

wild bergamot bergamot

sticky purple geranium sticky purple geranium


glorious purple wildflowers attract more attention than just mine

color me purple

  • Posted on September 21, 2011 at 6:53 pm

new eyes

i changed ember’s eyes to different purple ones that i had in my “eye box”. they are lighter, but with a dark ring and one size smaller. i didn’t think they would work, but they fit really well. i love her new look and she is now much easier to photograph, (even though the lighting right now is horrible for taking pics.)

she is wearing a new thread lace shawl i made for her, not finished or blocked, but it really brought out the color in her eyes.

now if i could just figure out where i got the eyes from! (anyone know/recognize them?)

quinn comes home

  • Posted on September 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

quinn unpainted full face
here is quinn as he looked before a visit to the “spa”

quinn unpainted profile
and from the side…

i know normally boys don’t do “spa visits” but all my kids have to go at least once 😆

quinn with faceup
and now my shy boy is home to stay (or maybe i should say “up”, since the spa is in the basement 😉 )

he is a real flames fan and claims he wrestled the shirt from a bear, but i have my doubts…

just hanging out

  • Posted on September 21, 2011 at 10:09 am


just hanging out

happiness never decreases by being shared.