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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Saturday, October 20, 2012


This past week was my grand-daughter Kayla's 14 birthday. So today she and her little sister Kayla came out for lunch with us to celebrate. The girls picked out our restaurant...La Fiamma. It's an urban-chic little pizza place in Bellingham. After pigging out on some delicious pizza we strolled down to Mallard's ice cream shop for dessert. Sweet!

I brought my camera along, hoping to get some good pics of my pretty grand-daughters. Kayla, it seems is a little camera shy. Only got one really good pic of she and her sis...
I'm hoping when she sees this photo and how great she looks, that she might trust me to take a few more. ;)

After dropping the girls back home, we drove out Lake Padden for some quick nature photos. It was raining cats and dogs and my camera doesn't like to be wet, so I grabbed a plastic bag and fashioned a little 'raincoat' for it. I tore a little hole in it for the lens to peek through. It worked pretty well. I'm wondering how 'real' photographers deal with rain and snow...any suggestions?

One of the things I love most about Autumn in the Northwest is the topaz-y foliage contrasted against somber grey skies. Beautiful.

Maybe that's why I've chosen warm oranges and browns for my family room. It's not quite finished, though. I'm still working on a gallery wall for my photographs. On the right of this pic is a white brick wall and hearth with an old free-standing fireplace. Soon, very soon, I hope, the fireplace will be removed. Then I'll use the brick as a backdrop for my best photographs. And I'll buy or sew some beautiful floor cushions to sit on the hearth; I'm thinking kilim or perhaps some chunky cable-knitted ones.

All in all it's been a wonderful Saturday!


Rebecca said...

I enjoyed seeing your family room. (Interiors of all sorts fascinate me...)

And what a beautiful granddaughter! How special to be able to celebrate her birthday with her and communicate the pleasure and love you have in her and being WITH her.

ellen b. said...

Your Saturday sounded lovely for sure. Sweet photo of your grands!

Linda O'Connell said...

Pretty girls, beautiful scenery and lovely room. What more could you ask for?

Ocean Soul said...

Your granddaughters ARE adorable! No need to be camera shy! and the fall colors outdoors and indoors are beautiful!

Anneliese said...

Beautiful photos! Your family room looks so cozy!

BECKY said...

Love your family room! So cozy and welcoming! When may I arrive for a visit??!!


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