Sunday, May 13, 2012

And can we even hope for another Production of the VerticalRanch Performace Company?  Last year it was a delightful rendition of the 3 little pigs...the Big Bad Wolf was fearsome!  Hard to sleep like pigs in a sleeping bag with a wolf so near.  Kind of wished for some nice big brick building instead of the little tents...ripstop not withstanding!
Looking forward to repeating the times with friends down at the Kirkland waterfront. 
We have sure enjoyed this little fellow.  He is a joy...and no longer so easy to contain or entertain!  Victoria has been babysitting after school and last summer for well over a year.  What a great experience for us all. 
Another change...this beauty no longer graces our landscape.  Overall, the losses were a good thing, we can now see the house!  But she was a beauty and I was sad to see her go. 

A Year Ago... Grants birthday, and a very different kid than he is this year.  He has grown!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

On the way.....

The way to convention this year was a bit wind blown since my air conditioner is in the shop.  So fun to get a visit from Lisa.

A Very Special 100 Years!

It was the 100 year anniversary of our very special place this year.  So much has changed, but the best things are still the same.  I am very thankful!
 A big change in this boy from just last year! 
 Breakfast is still our favorite meal!  Hash with Tabasco!
Yes, she was standing uphill, and wearing heels.  Heels and Hills, never noticed that similarity before.
So Sweet!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Coffee Paintings

These are a couple of oil paintings I did earlier this year.  My client and I are very pleased that I had time and opportunity to paint!

Mountain Lady Slipper

The Songs of Zion....

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Waffle Stomping Fire Roasted Vertical Breakfast

 One must first become Vertical, then make the fire.  Out comes the frozen fruit and bacon, sitting by the fire to thaw out.
 Then comes the fairly long chore of whipping cream with a hand beater.  Takes awhile....
 There is plenty of time to look up and see the beautiful surroundings.
 Add some hash to the fire, put the bacon in a skillet and start the waffles.
It might look something like this, and it will taste superb with the view to complement the flavors. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Kitchen White Wash

Once upon a day Gentry came home to find a bunch of old acoustical tiles piled up on his workbench downstairs. "Hmm," he thought," this is mighty interesting." And he resigned himself to another project. Thanks honey!

In the process....

Even Victoria had to get in the act. There is something deeply satisfying in peeling off old wallpaper.

New can lights! Wow, I love them!

Painted, and now with hardware even!

And thanks to the goats, I have wonderful strawberries in my garden this year. Good to know that they are finally worth something beside entertainment.

Showing you that the top of my refrigerator is cluttered but clean.

I love how freshand creamy it feels! It is so fun having hardware....adds a lot to the look but also to how useable it is.