Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to say that I am thankful for each and every one of you. Thanks for supporting and encouraging my blog habit. I find such joy in thinking about it and working on it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A couple weekends ago we went to Deep Creek Lake in Maryland for George's Dad's 70th birthday. We had a great time and stayed in a big house on the lake.

Walking down by the lake was fun because there were all of these big old tree trunks that had great weathered-looking wood. I took about a million pictures of all the wonderful lines and wrinkles, but don't worry I won't bore you with all of them...just a few that stood out.

This one reminds me of Yoda.
Click on the one below to see all the great texture and detail.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Falling Water

We visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water house this past week and I loved it! Everything was so custom-made. My favorite part of the house (besides the fact that it sits on a waterfall) was the fireplace pot. He built a fireplace where a gigantic spherical red Asian pot can swing over the fire to boil water. When it is not in use it sits in its own custom half sphere carved out of the stone wall. Totally awesome! I wish I could have attended a party there and sipped hot cider with Frida and Diego.

If you ever have the chance to stop by and see it you really must. It was wonderful.