May 18; Moms and Mountains

May 18. Lots of memories associated with this day, most of mine having to do with mom’s birthday and one birthday in particular when Mount Saint Helens blew her top. May 18, 1980. It was my moms birthday, and my husband and I were in the old truck with mom and dad driving up inContinue reading “May 18; Moms and Mountains”

Julia’s Rainbow

Another young much loved woman has passed away this last week, and my heart is so sad.  Trying to continue forward with photography and life, and stay positive.   Julia Little Brave was my stepdaughter by a former marriage, and although I am estranged from her father I have kept track of his daughter asContinue reading “Julia’s Rainbow”

In Honor of Loved Ones

My heart cries as once again we lose another family member.  Sometimes there are no words left to describe or explain, except it was way too soon to lose this lovely 32 year old daughter of my special first cousin.  Christina Clarke passed away suddenly in England this weekend, of unknown causes.  Her mother CamilleContinue reading “In Honor of Loved Ones”

Hyrum Stevens Homestead

The old homestead built by my Grandfather Hyrum Wallace Stevens in Mount Carmel, Utah is mostly gone now.    Not much left anymore but the old milk house/ grain storage building is still there and very solid, along with many terraced rock walls.  The foundation of the Milk house was a very thick stone wall,Continue reading “Hyrum Stevens Homestead”

Journey into Heart and Memories

A quick trip (with my brother Boyce and his sweet wife Kathy) to northern Utah for the funeral of a much loved older cousin became for me a journey full of memories from childhood mixed with meeting some amazing and wonderful new people.  I had been told there would be no time to stop forContinue reading “Journey into Heart and Memories”

Life on the Lewis River, Memories of Youth

  Lower Falls on the Lewis River is a place full of happy childhood memories.  Where as most people who go there are most familiar with this viewpoint and the nearby campground, I remember a time this campground was brand new and small, and very few people came this way.  90 road did not goContinue reading “Life on the Lewis River, Memories of Youth”

Unfocused Mind Diaries part 1

2014… Year of Changes June, near the end of the month, on a Sunday afternoon. My mind has been so unfocused and scattered lately, and getting worse the last couple of months. Anxiety attacks about what should be small things, but shake and bake my body and brain. These are followed by time staring blanklyContinue reading “Unfocused Mind Diaries part 1”

Current Events May 20

CURRENT EVENTS: 1.  Ongoing Gallery Show of my work,  mostly on Metal Prints, at Boda’s Kitchen in Hood River, Oregon, a lovely little Deli right at 404 Oak Street,  downtown.    2.   Leannan Sidhe’s Music ,  My sweet daughter! Leannan Sidhe is a Singer Songwriter and her music is often described as Celtic style,Continue reading “Current Events May 20”