15 August 2014

oregon coast

Fort Stevens State Park
My family recently took a trip to the Oregon Coast. I've visited this coast probably once a year for all my years, and I still manage to discover new areas and new beauty.


Shipwreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens State Park


I had such a fun time photographing the Peter Iredale at sunset. The way the light passes through the bow of the ship is truly magical. I had a tough time getting the composition I wanted, though, because of all the competition. (See below. And I just noticed another photographer in the far left of the above photo!)



We made lots of fun memories with the kids, and managed to have some adult time, too. It was a fantastic vacation! I can't wait to go back.

Douglas spiraea, Devil's Lake State Park

Bog blueberry? Devil's Lake State Park

16 July 2014

complete


Finally, the Scrappy Snail quilt is finished. Only a year in the making—no big deal.

It'll be a nice layer on my bed when the weather cools down. . . if I can get it away from the kids.
They tend to claim possession of any newly finished quilt. Adorable little monsters, they are.


10 June 2014

balloons make us happy














I am loving the sunny summer evenings lately. Summer is my least favorite season, but oh, how I missed those summer nights. Everything is warm and glowing with long, dark shadows. Beautiful.

In other news, I'm closing down the MakeHappy Facebook page. There isn't enough activity here (or there) to keep it going, and Facebook is making it harder and harder for “pages” to get views without paying. (How dare they keep us from using those connections for free, right?)

But I'll still be here, once in a while. And on Flickr. Have a great summer!

16 May 2014

busy bee


mt. adams from glenwood


Ah, rural living. We had to drive an hour for one of the little dude's baseball games.
At least it was a pretty drive.
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