Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Week of April 22

We are going through some difficult times here with a loved one in terminal stages of cancer. Friends tell me it is important to take time for oneself during stressful times like this. So I am going to take a journey through some recent good times with this week's blog. Our theme this week is Marine Life and these samples by the Art Neko Team members take me back to a recent visit with a friend from Germany who caught a salmon on my brother's boat in the Columbia on her first ever try at fishing as well as a day I spent with one of our team members and her son at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last fall. The images using the Japanese sailing ship take me waaaaay back 40 years ago when I spent a summer on staff at the Boy Scout Camp at Spirit Lake on the top of Mt. St. Helens north of here in Washington state. One set of campers left Saturday mornings and the next came in Sunday afternoons so my husband, daughter and I and the rest of the staff had the sailboats and lake to ourselves each weekend. Nothing like viewing an August meteor shower from the middle of a lake high at high altitude. Of course the camp is no longer there since the mountain blew it's top off in 1980. I hope these samples will get some of you thinking and planning your summer vacation on the shore somewhere.....

1 comment:

Sonia E. said...

All the cards uploaded today are fabulous! The first two are just stunning!Thanks for sharing.