Sunday, June 13, 2010

Such a Lovely Day!

 So today, I finally got the inspiration fairy to come by and say hi.  I wasn't in full blown artist mode, but I did get the urge to go into the studio and create something.  I ended up making a bunch of backgrounds, and while they were drying the hubby and I set off down the road to the Scout Ranch.

The "Ranch" is a park (for boy scouts actually but they are never there) that has lovely hiking trails and a creek (the same creek that runs through our yard).

What we usually do is walk to the park, pick up Rico who's a dog that lives next door to the ranch, take a small hike to a little beach area, and then walk the creek back home.  Rico as usual follows us the whole way through the creek, so we have to to drive him back home when we are done.

Since I don't have any art to show, I thought I'd show you some pics of our adventure today.

I wish I had the camera for our walk through the creek, but as we have to wade up to our shoulders in some parts, I thought it best not to bring the camera along on that part of the journey.  One day, I'll have to bring it when we don't take the creek home.  It's amazingly beautiful out there.

Anyway when we got back, we ended up taking our cat Monkey for his daily walk, and since I was inspired to take pictures, I brought the camera along.  So come along, and take a walk with us.  Here's a small peek into my neighborhood...

This is outside our front door.  Our front yard is actually one huge deck, and a driveway, and this clump of trees is what you see right away.

Monkey walking the hood.  Notice how important he is. 

 Another shot of the hood.  I love how nature-y it is.

Here's some flowers from the field above...

A bit of the neighborhood road.  Notice how it's not paved...

This is Lily one of the neighbor's cats.  Secretly she is Monkey's girlfriend, but he won't admit it.  Actually when he comes up to her, he stops walking, sits down and refuses to move, until she leaves.  Contrary to popular belief, this isn't because he's scared of her.  Nope, he's actually jealous of her, because whenever she is out we shower tons of attention on her and ignore him, and she eats it up too, twirling and prancing like a little ballerina. 

Well, that's it for now, I took a ton more shots, but they didn't come out so well, so this is all I have for today.  The photo of the tree with a face in the beginning, is a tree sitting right in front of our deck.  A friend decorated it for us on day while we were gone.  I love it!

BTW please excuse the amateur photography.  I am experimenting with effects, and can't seem to get the rounded corners right.  Plus I don't know how to get rid of the frame around the photos, so I realize it all looks a little hokey.


House of Hullabaloo said...

You live in a beautiful place! Looks like heaven! I love looking at the pictures!

Are there snakes in the creek?

Ophelia said...

Your pictures are so very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.