Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summer's End

During our last visit to the cabin on Kasitsna Bay, I collected the requisite pebbles and shells from our beach walks. I decided to use the found objects in my altar set-up for the Equinox.



As Autumn begins, the memories of summer lie like an offering in the lap of life.


As I placed my found treasures, I was pleased to see that several of the shells had a spiral pattern that I hadn't noticed when I was collecting.

A new season begins, with new challenges and rewards.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Transient Beauty

I thought they were too gaudy to be real--the first time I saw Livingston daisies.


I didn't plant these: they are a legacy from my Uncle. How like him to leave me vibrancy and color.


How can I not love them now--for his sake?

Friday, September 17, 2010

On The Road To Sanity (land)

We have a small parcel of undeveloped land on a rustic road about a ten minute drive from our house.



On nice afternoons, we will head out with tools and refreshments. Sometimes we clear brush along the property line, sometimes we work on keeping the drainage ditch clear. We always end up sweaty, tired and oddly satisfied.

We might take you there some day...

The Flame of Summer

These gorgeous poppies are part of a seed mix, so I don't know the exact variety.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Disturbance

A clamor of crows came through the neighborhood this morning, raising hell and startling the livestock.

One checked out the convenient perch of our television antenna while dozens more clustered on our neighbor's roof.




Max wisely observed the disturbance from the shadows of the alders.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A Weekend at MacDonald Spit--Lazy Monday


Morning coffee on the deck.

Low tide on Kasitsna Bay.

The tranquil stillness of the mist.

Fog-bow on the front beach.

A veil of fog shrouds McKeon Flats as we pass on our way to harbor

Inside the Homer Harbor, the Coast Guard and the Time Bandit share a float

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A Weekend at MacDonald Spit--Evening Ambience


The peaks of Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt rise above the marine stratus on Cook Inlet.

The sun slips over the western edge of the world...


Brief colors too subtle for names...

Twilight over Kasitsna Bay and the boats are riding easy at anchor.


Monday, September 06, 2010

A Weekend at MacDonald Spit--Beach Walk


Walking up the inside beach toward Nubble Point

At the head of Kasitsna Bay

Breaking trail across to the outside beach

The outside beach and the twisted red rock of Nubble Point

Mt. Iliamna watches over lower Cook Inlet

Sunday, September 05, 2010

A Weekend at MacDonald Spit--A Cabin By The Sea


The welcoming walk


The cabin of many memories...


Kasitsna Bay scene--the inside beach


Coming to shore


Crabbers walking up the beach


Memories of sunnier days...