A quiet place to relax and take a peek at some thoughts and images from my studio and farm. Hopefully you will find something to amuse you. Please leave a comment if it is worth your time.
Laughing Dog Arts
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Heading to Mary's
Last week the creativity group I am in, Stitch 'n Bitch or S&B as we politely call ourselves, met at Mary's house which is across the Columbia River in Washington state. The bridge is very long as the river is very wide at this point near where it meets the Pacific ocean. I believe the bridge is 4 miles long. The photo above shows heading towards the Washington side. Gray pavement, gray water and gray sky with the misty mountains away off in the distance. The sea gulls like to fly along the slip stream beside the bridge. I will always think of them as "glorious birds" since watching Harold and Maude.
I always get a kick out of this sign announcing Dismal Nitch coming up on the right.
Mary lives on the Long Beach peninsula, where they grow cranberries. Have you ever seen a cranberry bog? Above is a photo of one. They are pretty, with the red plants against the spring greens.
Below is the return trip to the Oregon side. That is Astoria showing on the hill. It is a small town but has most everything anyone would need including a pretty good art supply store, Dots 'n Doodles. Also has a JoAnn's and there are one or two other fabric stores. What else would anyone need?