Saturday, August 13, 2011

Family time


When you don't get to be together very often, family time is extra precious.

Which explains why a few days in Alaska meant so much.


Sheltered by forest and mountains, we waded together into the chilly waters and brought out silver and pink salmon, halibut, and crab...



Hiking the bush, we munched huckleberries and blueberries...


... and found ourselves inspired by the sheer beauty that is Alaska, even in the middle of a summer downpour.



Better than anything else in all the world is the love of family, 
and happy times spent together.


I made Emberly a heart from mussel shells on the beach and she shut her eyes tight and made a wish!





Look at your feet and everywhere there is a still life waiting to be sketched...

or look up and see the big picture, one of a million perfect palettes, ever changing...


Wherever you are, I trust you are keeping your eyes open to the beauty of life around you.


Next week I'll fly to join the Grand Princess, where I'll work as ship's artist for a few weeks in the Mediterranean.
I can't wait to share what I find there!

6 comments:

Sharyn Sowell said...

Leslie said...

wow! fantastic photos my friend!!
As always, I would love to be there with you!
Its all so breath taking!

Sharyn Sowell said...

Ellen said...

How can you take such spectacular photos? I absolutely love them. I keep thinking I need to take a photography Class. Is it that you have a wonderful camera or perhaps your artistic bent helps you know how to take wonderful pictures.

In all the trials that have come your way--you do a good job of making it sound like you have a charmed life.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful, family time. Great capture of those special family moments. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to see what you come up with from your trip to the Med ;- )

Diane said...

Oh, Sharyn, the seashell and seaweed photo....GORGEOUS!!! I love the olive/gold of the weed!!

You're so kind with your comments to me. Thank you, girlfriend!

Hugs,
Diane

Joy said...

What a beautiful place to spend some quality time with your family. Your pictures are amazing!

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Sharyn,

I'm so glad you could visit with your family; thank you for sharing your trip with us! Such beautiful views! And I'm drooling over the huckleberries and blueberries. :)

Love,

Marqueta