"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Clear Day

A film of ice encased my car this morning. Once the car thawed out I drove to church and after church  I drove toward Mt. Hood.  I HAD to! It was sooooo Brrrrreautiful :)  I wanted to share it with you, and show you the film of ice on the front pond and the last bloom of our 2012 garden, a red hollyhock.  Will the scarlet buds on the geraniums in my window box survive the last day of 2012 and be my first blooms of 2013?
I am off to start a pot of tea, to warm up and curl up to knit some more on my merino blanket :)

***Happy New Year***
        xx from Gracie


  1. Wow, Gracie.. how close did you drive? Those close ups are AWESOME! You are getting really good at using your camera!!

      *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    1. Thanks, Teresa. The first two shots are from the parking lot by the cinema in Sandy. The third is from Jonsrud overlook. I am not sure about where I took the fourth, but I think it was from the parking lot at the West Orient Elementary school on 302nd. It was such a fabulous day it is a wonder I did not drive off the road trying to find a place to stop to take pictures :)
      xx, Gracie

  2. Absolutely amazing, spectacular views.

    Hope you are keeping nice and cosy with that blanket making!

  3. Wonderful pictures of Mt. Hood Gracie. I feel like I can almost touch the snow. I was also admiring it on our drive home from church today. It was so beautiful against the deep blue sky.

    Enjoy your tea and stay warm.

  4. Oh Gracie, what stunning photos of Mt. Hood!!!! So beautiful!!!!
    XO Kris

  5. beautiful photos as always .... so fresh they cleanse the soul! happy new year gracie! xxxxx

  6. Oh! my what glorious photographs Gracie.....I can almost feel the crisp freshness of the air! Impressive reflection and shadows over that startling white mountain!

    Have a great New Year's Eve and wishing you peace and happiness for the New Year :-)

    Amanda xx

  7. Beautiful photos Gracie. I wish you a very Happy New Year and I hope it will be as you would like it to be. Anne x

  8. Beautiful photos of Mt Hood in all her winter glory (LOVE that mountain)! I am wishing, hoping, dreaming of soon seeing all our countryside covered with a bit of a white blanket:)
    Hot tea or apple cider sounds delightful--and a wool blanket too!
    Happy New Year,

  9. Beautiful photos Gracie, I can see why you were drawn to it. Happy New Year.

  10. Your images are profound and amazing Gracie. THanks for sharing!!! here in the flat land of Illinois, it is a joy to see your PEAKS

  11. Your photo's are amazing (as usual!)...I don't blame you one but for being drawn to Mt Hood, it looks stunning :)
    Happy New Year for 2013, may it bring you happiness x x

  12. These photos are INCREDIBLE Gracie! The snow on Mt Hood looks amazing. Man, it must be just frrrreezing up there. And then . . . you have buds?! Wow!

    Happy knitting.

  13. A very happy 2013 to you, Gracie! Thank you for these stunning photos. Balm to the soul for me! I hope this fresh new year brings you so many happinesses. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  14. Wow Gracie !!!! These are GREAT pictures! I Love it!

  15. The mountain is so beautiful with the sun on it. Looks just like icing sugar that could be scooped up! Happy New Year and Blessed 2013 Gracie.


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