Saturday, October 16, 2010

Operation Write Home ~~ Cards for our Troops

Operation Write Home is a special group that ArtHaven is supporting by making cards.  I managed to get a lot of time to create some while I was in South Carolina, but I never got them posted.  These will be heading out of here Monday to Celeste, a great friend who supports this wonderful cause and helped make it possible for the rest of the group to do so too. 

Christmas Cards are next on the list!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Beautiful Fall Day At The Shore

Saturday was a beautiful day.  Much too nice to spend inside.  We decided to take a ride to the beach and spend the afternoon chasing waves, looking for shells and enjoying the beauty and peace of the shore.  Assateauge National Seashore is a wonderful escape close to home.  In less than 45 minutes we can be in a raw, natural seashore, undeveloped and teaming with natural beauty.  There are wild horses roaming the park, free to come and go as they please - it is the humans that have boundries here. 

Here are just a few pictures from our day.  Katherine is still shining in her makeup from a community festival we attended earlier in the day.  The sparkle suits her i think.  There is also a rarity for you - a picture of me. Not only am I always behind the camera, I run from it when it is pointed my direction. I am trying NOT to do that quite so often. Sometimes it is nice to have evidience that I was enjoying the day just as much as everyone else. 

There were magnificent butterflies everywhere Saturday. Some larger than my hand floating around the shore, along the breaking waves and over the dunes. It was amazing to see so many, and some so large. Nature at her finest.

Also enjoying the day with us were Rodney and one of his students from last year. Johnnie is a great young man, a very talented musician who never ceases to amaze me with how quickly he learns. With his talent and desires he will go far. We have been fortunate over the last year to get to know him, encourage him and watch him grow. His future is definitely bright.

Johnnie found another example of the wonders of nature in the tiniest of crabs running along the sand. It would pop up its little eyes and look at us with just as much curiosity as we were showing towards it. While it might have been tiny, it was a fiesty little thing and fast as lightning.

One last look at the pristine beauty of Assateague. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit and share with me the beauty that is around us.   I have a beautiful life - I need to remember that and take time to recognize it much more often.