Hi everyone. Sunday has arrived and as usual the weekend flies right by. But it is the last weekend of January. Even though New Years seems a long time ago, it still doesn't feel like it is possible the month is close to winding down.
We are having a 2 day warm up and I am happy it falls during the weekend for once. I really need to vacuum dog hair out of my car. It looks I have fur seats.:) That is the first thing on my agenda today.
So yesterday the hubby and I went out for a little road trip on a snowy owl hunt. Snowy owls live on the tundra in the Arctic, but when winters are bad they fly south and find similar environments to visit for a bit. The seacoast area is perfect for them because when you get near the water there aren't many trees and it's flat.
Some years not many owls fly so far south, but this year is suppose to be a good owl year.
So we went to see if we could find one.
The sad news is we didn't see a single owl.
But the good news is we had a great walk on the beach.
The dogs were very excited to get to go for a walk too. That's my hubby with the dogs but I don't know who that woman is who stepped into the photo.
We saw 4 horses walking on the beach too. Here are 2 of them.
In fact it was quite crowded on the beach. Lots of people and lots of dogs.
But not so crowded it was hard to walk.
In one area the sand had this cool bumpy texture.
And up along the dunes there was still some snow.
This photo of a wet area almost looks like it was taken from a plane window.
And can you guess what this above photo is about?
When we got back near the parking lot 2 of the horses were there. One of them was giving off pure horse joy and rolling around in the sand.
It was such a joyful thing to watch. He kept rolling several times . There was a photography class on the beach and they all were also snapping photos. And lucky for them they didn't have to hold a dog leash while they snapped away.
And finally he got up, and then he and his rider walked away.
So that was one adventure. And I have an art adventure to share also. I am linking up to Art Journal Journey and this month's theme of New Year: New Adventures.
So today I have one of my favorite pages that I made this month. I began as me cleaning of a stencil, and then using a wet baby wipe I spread a little bit of the wet paint around, leaving (for me) lots of white space.
I added some printed tissue paper, a little paper tape and a couple of quote stamps-which all seem to feel like they belong in the background.
The TH couple look like they are ready to go out for a Sunday drive. I don't know if people do that any more, or at least I don't. I still go off for road trips though, but I'll go any day of the week that I'm able. :) But I do remember my parents talking about taking Sunday drives when they were kids, going off to visit relatives or going someplace for picnics. Is that something only my parents spoke of or was the Sunday drive a general phenomenon? That I don't know.
I have a few more beach photos I will share with you another day. And
you still have a few days left to join the adventures over at AJJ. Hope to see you there.