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Thursday, April 25, 2013

A beach Walk and Some Cross stitch

First, I want to thank all of you for the nice comments about my Spring flowers and the sampler.  I'm always happy when others can enjoy the garden. It has been much warmer than usual so I'll probably have more things blooming soon.  Thanks to this weather, the SBA and I went for a 2 hour beach walk at our favorite beach.  It was wonderful, not even windy which is unusual for this spot.  We took lots of pictures and I hope you will enjoy them.  I have been busy with the cross stitch sampler, "This is the Day".  I'm enjoying the stitching very much. With all the bad stuff going on last week, I think I watched more news than usual and got quite a bit of stitching done! I hope it has been a great week for you!

 This is Mount Baker, one of our huge volcanic mountains in the Cascade Range.  It is like Mount Rainier in that it stands out much higher  than the mountains around it. It is usually not this clear.  This is about 60 or 70 miles away.

 I love all this driftwood.  I have lugged several pieces home!

 This piece was beautiful but a bit too heavy!!!!

 A close up of the above driftwood.

 The Cascades above Puget Sound.

 I saw this hole in a large piece of driftwood and thought it was the perfect frame for a picture.

 Progress on "This is the Day."

 I will finish the leaves tonight.  I changed the windows to a light color.  The dark brown was suggested.  I decided that this is a happy cheerful piece.  The house looked foreboding to me with dark windows.






I moon was so pretty last night.  The SBA and I just finished a class on digital photography so we were experimenting with settings.
Have a happy Friday and a great week end.  Thanks for joining me!






22 comments:

  1. Great pictures of Baker! I just traveled back to the East to visit family and I am so bummed to see all these great pictures of this amazing weather I'm missing! Hopefully you all will still have sunshine when I return :) Seeing Baker rise above Oak Harbor always makes me happy inside because it means we have a clear day!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, Hope you are having fun. We are back to clouds today. It is suppose to be nice again next week.Thanks for your comment! We do live in a beautiful part of the world!

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  2. your sampler is looking lovely, great photos too - Amanda

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  3. Awesome photos! Love all that driftwood and the pic through the hole is terrific. Great progress on the sampler.

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  4. gorgeous shot of the moon! i love driftwood and would be lugging some home if i could!

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  5. Love the moon picture! Some day I hope to visit your part of the world. It looks wonderful.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I hope to be able to visit the west coast some day. Thanks for sharing!

    Love the stitching, too!

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  7. "This is the Day" looks so pretty - and ooks to be fun to stitch too. Wha a lovely day at th beach. I'll never get over the contrast of the ocean and the mountains all in the same view!

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  8. Great progress on your sampler--its beautiful looking forward to seeing your progress

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  9. Oh what beautiful pictures! Love the one of the moon! Love them all for that matter. Your stitching is gorgeous....insert stitching envy here! :) One day I will surprise myself and actually do some stitching. I may surprise a few others too!

    Keep sharing the beautiful pictures!

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  10. I love your cross stitch! And what gorgeous scenic photos you shared! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my owls!... Donna

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  11. Lovely progress on This is the Day.
    I love your photos of the drifwood,it is beautiful in all it's shapes. When I look at those pictures I miss living by the sea:)
    Have a great weekend.

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  12. This is The Day is coming along nicely.
    Great Moon pic!
    And love the pic of the Mountain.
    Marilyn

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  13. Lovely pictures Barb. I love anything to do with the ocean and especially enjoyed the view through the piece of driftwood. The snow covered mountain is majestic.
    Lovely work on the WIP.
    Margaret

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  14. What a pretty blog you have - I look forward to coming back to enjoy a little more. Your views look very much like ours, here on Vancouver Island. We see Mt Baker very clearly some days!

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  15. The moon was beautiful. You have a great picture of it. It is called the Pink Moon for April. I really lives up to it's name in your picture. This is the Day is coming along great. I love this design.

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  16. You and I are drawn to the same things in nature...like that driftwood! I love driftwood and the textures and shadows it creates. We can sometimes see Mount Baker from the top of our hill on good days. It's an amazing Mountain. One day we will take a lovely hike together! Lovely progress on your sampler. So pretty!

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  17. Great pictures! I would have lugged some of that driftwood home too. This is the Day is looking great - it is on my long list to do someday. :o)

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  18. Gorgeous pics from your walk. The mountains look amazing.
    Great stitching progress too!

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  19. Such beautiful photos and I love the fact that you and your husband took a photography class together! Something I should do myself :)

    Your stitching is gorgeous--that is such a pretty sampler!

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  20. And again wonderful pics from an area I like to be! The mountains look amazing and your stiching too:
    Greetings from Germany

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful mountain and sea pictures. You live in such a beautiful region.

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