Thursday, May 23, 2013


I've been working but I've also been going easy on myself this week, working at an easy pace, walking reading cleaning, catching up with the garden doing all those things that keep the cogs moving, you know how it is. The cooking, the grocery shopping, I gave Mart and Eric both a haircut, humans like it when I cut their hair so they can tell thieir friends they were quaffed by a dog groomer a status I can never seem to shake no matter how much art I make. I suppose we are all made up of piecemeal but hey isn't that also the thing that keeps it interesting...

When we visited the Sierra we saw an amazing sight at a high country lake, something I had not witnessed before. The beautiful gravely bottomed stream that fed the lake was alive with spawning trout, they were paired off and breeding while a pair of bald eagles with fat bellies screamed and flitted from tree top to tree top....a marvel!

 Times like this really imbed in my soul and I think about the pristine beauty and the way the cycles of nature always make me feel more grounded.

Though trout filled, we did not fish but enjoyed the sweet  display.

I made a "Trout Stream" because that's the kind of thing I like to do.
Montana agate 3 1/2 in dangle

I gathered heron feathers from the forest floor and stuck them in my husband hat to keep them neat and from blowing away. I had to laugh when I saw Eric with his hat on, the feathers  redistributed, oh well :)

I created the "Forest Floor" because that is another thing I like to do.

Gorgeous collector stones, Morrisonite with coral 2 1/2 in. dangle.

earth girl finery

 I hiked up to the nest site yesterday with my pal Jo to see what was happing in my absence...

Ohhhh BABY red tail, so cute and curious, wondering who the lady with the dog was. 

I spent the rest of the day creating a nest builder..a little industrious bird just like me, like you, keeping things bolstered and moving forward.

While on my travels I read this and I found it to be the perfect road book, perfect for the adventurer and art lover. My friend T sent me an email suggesting I read "The Orchardist" and I must say THANK YOU because, I've greedily consumed nearly the entire book in two days....I'm highly recommending it to you, the story is wonderful, the writing superb, I'm excited and sad to finish it.

I hope you have a good day all you bird girls, nest builders. I'm going to add these to etsy right now, that is I hope to, as long as the phone and doorbell cooperate.

Much love Ro


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    (That's a breath filled with admiration--for your talents, for your skills and for your vision.)

    Trout, and the forest floor, and the industrious nest-builder never looked so good!

    P.S. Good to greet the new redtail!!
    P.S. VERY good of Eric to sport your heron feathers. Heeheeeee!!!

  2. Amazing pictures and gorgeous work!
    Awww, the BABY!!! So cute with his fuzzy little head :)
    And I must check out that book, I need a good story.

    1. I'm with you on the book, DJ--just downloaded it to my Kindle--cheep, cheep, cheep right now!! :-) I was happy to hear your review, Ro...always like a book recommended by a good friend....

    2. That chick is so cute, good thing it's way up there, it has the kissability factor for sure!

  3. Thank you both on my work and I REALLY hope you read this one, it does not disappoint, fantastic!

  4. Okay...I'm still laughing over the kissability factor of a hawk chick--heeheeheeee!!! What will that do to the raptors' ferocious reputations????