Day in the Country ~ Gibson Dam ~ Part Two

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Here is more of our little day in the country from almost a month ago, now ~ continued! Summer is leaving us so quickly, it seems.  Anyway, Brian took this shot of us, as we were standing above the Gibson Dam.  I love it!  He did a good job with the photo shoot, didn’t he?  It may be one of the last pics of me in glasses?  We shall see by Thursday, hopefully, when I go for my check-up.  Feeling so much better now… I’m ready to rock n roll soon!  Its not that easy for me to ‘be quiet and still’ — something I truly need to work on. 

Below: a more open shot of the surrounding mountains and the dam.  This dam was built specifically to create irrigation for the farmers and ranchers down on the open prairie in the Fairfield, Sun River and Fort Shaw areas, and more.  The water level is starting to recede… it will be amazing at how low this little dam will get.

And I always enjoy {trying} to get a creative picture of the lichen on the big boulders… and I’m fascinated with that color of rusty orange… I’m thinking about future inspirations!

and a lovely sage green color, which is not a color I gravitate towards.  I have been thinking how I should challenge myself to some new colorways in art.

Love-love the diamond pattern and spikey texture of this new baby pine cone!  Wouldn’t this make a fun stamp, or screen? Or just a drawing, or design in free motion somehow? 

I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures of this flower.  It would be fun to draw and play with some of my new watercolors…  Purple.  Another color I don’t often play with.

I just may become a fan of this purple color, every time I look at this flower picture, I wonder why I don’t think use it in my art more?  Hm.  Food for thought…

Thanks so much for all of your kind comments, sweet thoughts and prayers.  I need them!  And… I cherish them, even more

Thankful to God for all of you! Amen.

Comments 4

  1. Beautiful pictures and you look fabulously young! Hope the glasses are gone now.

    It's silly but the pic you husband took of the 2 of you together inspired me to take my own picture. Something I've never done before.

  2. Yes, what an adorable picture of you two love birds, and you look so pretty with glasses too Les! You must be excited though…no you are frame free! I love the pics of Gibson Dam, but been to Clark Fork! Nice pics of colors and flowers Leslie, I love it all! Can't wait to see what you do next with those pretty new eyes of yours!

  3. What beautiful scenery! And it's a great picture of you and your husband.
    I love that sage green! And the pine cone is really interesting. We don't have them like that here. Definitely fun to sketch.

  4. I'm holding my breath (not naturally) for your check up! You and Brian look great. Hey, purple is practically a neutral. Goes with everything, so they say! lol

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