Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hunting Island

It is camping season again! The sheets have been laundered, floor swept, refrigerator filled and we are on our way. The first trip this season is to Hunting Island where we spent a week with temperatures in the high 80"s down to the low 40's. But we were at the ocean, at the beach, so who cares about the weather. The following photo was taken of our breakfast table the first morning...colorful and impressionistic and the coffee was very fine!

Just a short walk from our camp-site to the beach.

Our anniversary dinner at the 11th Dockside Restaurant in Port Royal was magnificent. Married 44 years; we greatly enjoyed the view, the company, and OH YES, the food!

Ah, the sparkle of the ocean and those funky little shore birds....

I just couldn't resist taking this picture with my new camera and zoom lens.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fence Fish

One of our many projects in The Art Room at Triune Mercy Center is designing and painting wooden fish. I've been through my house, garage, and shed looking for scrap wood that could be used and came upon a discarded piece of wooden art that I had painted many years ago. It was a large rectangular piece of pine painted with brightly colored flowers and had no current home in my house. So, I got out the jig saw and a marker and cut out this fun fish which now sits along the back fence. And I love it!!! I love to re-purpose. It is so much more exciting and creative to see and think beyond what is or has been and participate in the discovery of something brand new...out of what was. I thank God that I am continually being re-purposed. How static and boring to remain who you were when all the wonder and awe of what could be is just waiting for fresh sight!