A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of joining our friends on their annual Fall camping trip. It was a really fun getaway and it was so nice to escape the heat for two nights.
It turned out to be very cold but all five of us snuggled in our tent kept us extremely warm at night. I was concerned about getting the kids to bed at night because in the past it has been an issue but this time it was a breeze! All three of them just went in the tent and went to sleep on their own. Even Maggie! It was SO nice. I always end up in the tent for what seems like hours every time it's bedtime and not having to do that made me love camping even more than I already do.
All of Saturday was spent relaxing, eating and drinking and we also went on a small hike with all the kids.
Our car battery died Sunday morning so after we finally got the car started we had to leave it running and pack up camp early and leave. It was a bummer but I'm just happy we got it started.
This campground is where Ruben and I have gone the last two years for our anniversary and it was great to bring the kids this time and be with friends. Until next time!
We have now entered the season when I really enjoy going to the beach. This morning we headed over to Moro Cove and went on a small hike which ended at the shoreline. It was great to be out in the sun
Ahhh! Being outside is the best ever for the soul! Drop what you're doing and get out there!
I've recently made some new stamps and I also carved my first linocut a couple weeks ago. I really enjoy this type of work and hope to get some new tools that would allow me to get more detailed. This first one I designed and carved for my husband to help raise funds to finish his album he is working on called "Ghosts".
This next one I carved last night for the fun of it.
Lastly, is the linocut I made of Neil Young. My friend Victoria was kind enough to share her supplies with me when we had an art day last month. I'd like to do more of these but they require a few things I don't have yet so this will be the only one for now.
I also designed a logo and stamp for a friend's new online store but I'll wait and show you that when she's opened up shop.
If you're interested in purchasing a print let me know!
Oh Yosemite! I love you so! I was so excited to take my wet plate camera this year and make some tintypes. I got three good plates and was so thankful for everyone's patience and help while I took them.
Our first day we stayed at a beautiful secret spot in the valley. The park was the most crowded I'd ever seen it but we didn't see one person on the river that day, we had it all to ourselves!
the next day we stayed up in Wawona, near our cabin, and found a great spot to hang out for the day.
So much beauty at every turn.
Fun times in the cabin!
Let's not forget the plants and flowers!
St. Johnswort? If you know, feel free to let me know.
Primrose Monkey Flower
Alpine Shooting Star
...and a group shot :)
Until next time Yosemite!
I hope you enjoyed the photo dump Mary ;)