Remembering Last Summer

South of the Canadian border, pockets of water surrounded by low mountains, pine forests, and wildlife.

Last year I spent a few days with family on the shores of Garfield Bay. Only one of the many beautiful locations nestled around Lake Pend Oreille.

#LakePendOreille

Tierra Del Mar | Oregon Coast

In the falling sun
where lively wings stand still
melts the colour of an enchanted day

Found a little something to edit & share while sifting through the archives. One of the best things about photography is the ability to pay a virtual visit to moments, places and faces after the time has marched on. Especially when, for whatever reason, you can't get out to shoot!

Cheers to you!
Wherever you are today~
Gx

#sunsetphotography #oregoncoast #poetry #lifeinstillmotion
www.gretchenchappelle.com

 

Lake Pend Oreille~

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ~Thoreau

On almost every trip back to the States I make a point of spending a little time visiting this corner of the world. Such a serene place to take in the fresh air and pause for the passing of the day.

#sunset #GarfieldBay #Idaho

 

The Old Timer's View~

“We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
~C. McCullers

Every now and again a location or moment in time conjures up a wave of nostalgia. Not an unlikely occurrence when traveling through the far West.

I purchased a couple of vintage post cards from a fun little shop in #Austin , #UncommonObjects that inspired some of my edits along with a few other old hand painted photos. Not sure how close I got to the desired result but it was good fun – as always 🙂

You can have a virtual browse of Uncommon Objects via the #photosphere link below or check out a small detail from the post cards I found & posted to instagram – if you fancy that sort of thing 😉

http://instagram.com/p/yCYrgtMqw3/?modal=true
http://instagram.com/p/x-vyfIsq-y/?modal=true

https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/business-highlights/uncommon-objects/nvXarpybSX7DfwPKgy9sYw?gl=au&heading=61&pitch=69&fovy=75

#ChisosMountains #TheWindow #BigBendNationalPark #Texas

 

A Boy & His Kite~

Little Jackie Paper? Perhaps 😉

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly" ~Lauren Bacall

It was amazing to see this little person flying his kite along the seashore. At first his attention was intently focused on the spool in his hands. And then, as the wind picked up and he relaxed into letting the string unfurl, his entire being lit up with joy & delight. Even from my distant vantage point the shift in his energy was unmistakeable 🙂

We may not always have the opportunity to fly a kite. But, imagination is with us always. Today I encourage you to let your line out further than ever before – no matter where you are.

Wishing you all a beautiful Day/Night
Gx