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Let There Be Light!

Every Thanksgiving Jim would get out a box of Christmas lights to decorate our sailboat Windhorse. It was usually cold & snowy but nothing would deter Jim from his task. Being outdoors was second nature to Jim. I used to call him St Francis because he loved to surround himself with animals. In Colorado we had a stable of horses, goats, chickens and an ocassional very stubborn donkey. I never saw him without a Labrador by his side. He was a lifetime bird lover & never skipped a day putting out birdseed.

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Flying the Pelican Flag

We got lots of admiration & appreciation from neighbors & people driving to town across the Fremont Bridge or stopping by Putnam’s Point to take in the view of the lights reflected in the water. If it was cold & still the effect was really pretty with the lights above & below, like a double rainbow. For a short while a few boats at the Pelican Marina joined in with lights of their own. If the lake did not freeze solid we could have had a Parade of Lights!

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The Klamath Yacht Club carried on the spirit during the annual City of Klamath Falls Parade during the Snowflake Festival. One evening I took this photo as it was pouring rain and it appears the boats are floating.

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This lovely photo by Aurora Simpson was taken from the Fremont Bridge.

Aurora Simpson Boat lights

 

 

Fungi For Fun

There is such a world of wonder just below our feet. During my daily walks around the neighborhood I find the most amazing plants. This mushroom sprouted in our backyard with it’s own little bright green companion plant. I love the color contrast between the earth, the warm orange mushroom & the bright green little plant just snuggled up so close like a carefully placed culinary accent by a master chef. Mother Nature is a true gourmand.

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Bird Greeting Cards

B1 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Bald Eagle Pair

$5.00

B2 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 A Squadron Of Pelicans

$5.00

B3 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Birding & Boating On Upper Klamath Lake

$5.00

B4 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Winter Heron

$5.00

B5 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Swallows

$5.00

B6 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Bald Eagle Perching

$5.00

B7 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Pelicans Feeding

$5.00

B8 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Bald Eagle & Immature Winterscape

$5.00

B9 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Western Grebe & Fluffy Baby

$5.00

B10 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Soaring Bald Eagle

$5.00

B11 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Grebe Love Fest

$5.00

B12 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Western Grebe & Baby

$5.00

B13 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Colorado Hummingbird

$5.00

Flower Greeting Cards

F1 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Yellow Lily Up Close

$5.00

F2 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Purple Passion Flower Front View

$5.00

F3 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Pink Lily

$5.00

F4 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Purple Passion Flower

$5.00

F5 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Butterfly

$5.00

F6 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Orange Cluster Flower

$5.00

F7 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 White Lily From Above

$5.00

F8 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Spring Orange Flower

$5.00

F9 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 White Lily

$5.00

F10 Strathmore Greeting Card & Wnvelope

4 x 6 Spring Pink Blossom

$5.00

F11 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 White Passion Flower

$5.00

F12 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Red Spike Flower Vine

$5.00

F13 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Magnolia

$5.00

F14 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Purple On Blue Flower

$5.00

F15 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x White & Yellow Iris

$5.00

F16 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Red Sunflower

$5.00

F17 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Giant Sunflower

$5.00

F18 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Purple Succulent

$5.00

F19 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Green Houseplant

$5.00

F20 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Yellow & Orange Spike Flower

$5.00

F21 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Pink & White Roses

$5.00

F22 Strathmore Greeting Card & Envelope

4 x 6 Pale Pink Lily

$5.00