Sunday, February 01, 2009

Thank You Babs!! and some Lake Chesdin Sunset Photos ~ I want to thank my very sweet and thoughtful friend Babs for the wonderful card that she surprised me with for my 55th birthday this year (Yikes, am I really that old now)! Her card has a lovely print of one of her fantastic abstracts and she also sent me her red 'barking dog' ACEO abstract which matches the 'shaggy dog' abstract (yep Babs, I do see another dog in this one too) my 'shaggy dog' red abstract has some company and I treasure both of them! A very sweet thing to do, she also found a penny from the year of my birth to send. My husband was kidding with me and said it must have taken a lot of looking to find a penny that old! :) :) Thanks Babs, you are a dear friend!! I also put a wip I've been painting on the right side of my easel. I'll probably work some more on it before giving it a title and calling it finished. My husband took me up to Lake Chesdin this evening at sunset so I could get some photos:

Close-up of a tree and my favorite pic so far

My husband called this a 'gooney bird' but we think it's actually a crane

The boat dock

sunset peeping through lacy winter tree limbs

Sunset sky at Lake Chesdin, Virginia


~Babs said...

Aw Lynnie, your WIP looks so interesting. Right now I see trees, and a gorgeous sunset like in your photos. Eager to see where you take it,,,or it takes you.
I was happy with the quality of those cards from Cafe Press,,,my first,,and my tech abilities being what they are I wasn't sure my photo would print well.
Love the Gooney bird,,,lake pics are always so peaceful, and these are especially so!
Hope your birthday was great!

Lynette said...

Thanks Babs, I had a great birthday and loved taking pics of the sunset this evening. That 'gooney' bird was huge and I used the zoom feature on the camera. I'm still hmmming and thinking on where to take that wip, hopefully can finish it soon.

Janvangogh said...

Looks like a good start on a new painting!

Genie said...

Hi Lynn
Lovely photos and wip
Belated birthday wishes

katie jane said...

Love, love, love your lake pictures. (psst: Not sure, but I think your gooney bird is an egret if it was white, or a heron if it was gray. We have them here, too.)

Isn't that Babs a fabulous artist? I am privilidged to own some of her art as well.

cynthia said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Lynette!! I wish you many more...

Lovely friend you have there! And your wip is looking good too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday. - It took me a few days to return your visit. - That Babs! She is so considerate, a really wonderful person. I too, received the sweet surprise of a penny card. What a great idea that was.

I was thinking gooney bird is a heron.

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Lynette said...

Thanks Janet, I worked on it some more tonight so it's getting there. :p

Aww thank you Genie!

Hi Katie Jane and thanks so much. Now my husband is saying that bird was a heron, but I'm not sure yet. Yep, Babs is a wonderful artist!

Aww thank you Cyn, very much!

Hi Chewy, yep Babs is wonderful and so thoughtful and generous too! My husband said it was a heron too.

Hi and thank you for the offer redchair, your site sounds very exciting and I'm gonna check it out! :p

tlwest said...

Ahhaha! Happy Birthday!!!!! Make a wish!

fennymun said...

Hi Lynette, Happy belated birthday! Lovely photos ~ I'm sure you've got a lot of inspirations from those beautiful scenes.

San said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Lynette. Now, let's not go talking about how old 55 is. That's my age!

Yes, Babs has bestowed gorgeous gifts on you. You are a lucky old girl.