Friday, August 10, 2012



morning solitude


end of day

A few more shots from our escape last weekend. I get so entranced by the light and reflections on the sand - how about you? Looking through these shots again makes me want to take another jaunt out to some ragged shore this weekend, but I'll have to wait a bit longer.


It feels ever so slightly cooler this morning. Not an autumn nip, but something in the air has changed just a little bit. The forecast still promises another hot week ahead, but the light in the morning has shifted a little, a hint of things on the horizon. Despite my bewitchment by the sea, the woods are calling too. It hasn't rained in a while, so I know there is still some waiting to do before fungi start poking through lush moss. Good thing I'm making my own. The raccoon is now in the shop and I will be adding more creatures and 'shrooms this weekend. I'd like to take them all out to the forest for a proper shoot. There is a new beast that will get his finishing stitches tonight. Now I'm debating about what other woodland creatures need to join the collection. Any suggestions? Some new bears (or maybe some spirit bears?) might be in order; maybe an elk? Or another beast I haven't tried before?


A got up before dawn for the second day in a row, to head to the river to fish. Here's hoping he gets something to make up for the two that got away yesterday. I need to convince him to go out on a morning when I can join him - I bet the river is wonderfully peaceful in the first light of the day even with the other fishermen around. The forest has a well-entwined relationship with the river, which also gets me thinking about adding some seasonal swimmers to the  mix. Anyway, now I'm just rambling. Hope your week is finishing on a good note.


Heather M. said...

Looks like it was a good weekend away. The breeding salmon looks like a good idea for a new creation. I've been working on a 'shoreline' piece and your pictures have been helpful. Hopefully, it will be finished today and pictures up soon. (I'm still learning how to photograph and am not very good at it yet.)

Barbara Prime said...

Have you done a chipmunk, or red squirrel? The red squirrels out in Montreal are a lovely rusty red, but I'm finding the ones in eastern BC at my parents place are much darker auburn.

Margie Oomen said...

i love waking up before dawn when I am camping

Leslie said... lucky are you to witness such tranquill beauty.....

leFiligree said...

i would be very interested in seeing a sockeye salmon swim out of your hands. and it would only be fitting for there to be bears!