Posts Tagged ‘sugar shack’

30in30 challenge, Day Two

September 2, 2013

Yeah I did it again, two days in a row and new job to boot.

This little photograph of mine has been a very favorite since the moment I took it.  It was taken out here in Lama, where we live now before we built our Sugar Shack.  This land has been in Len’s family for over 300 hundred years and it’s an amazing place.  The birds would come and land on us and eat out of our hands and this little Pigmy Nuthatch was waiting it’s turn. We got them to do this by feeding them every-time we came up here.

This is a little Pigmy Nuthatch and boy, can they be bossy birds, but beautiful, yes?

Pigmy Nuthatch watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

Pigmy Nuthatch watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

 

'Pigmy Nuthatch' Watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton

‘Pigmy Nuthatch’ Watercolor on Yupo by CheyAnne Sexton $75.

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from my painting table Pigmy Nuthatch of New Mexico

from my painting table Pigmy Nuthatch of New Mexico

I used:

Chrome Ochre, Manganese Blue, Sap Green, Deep Gold, Antwerp Blue

Leslie Saeta 30 in 30 Challenge, Day Two

till tomorrow,

Peace n Abundance,

CheyAnne❧

August????? where did you go?

August 30, 2013

My goodness,

And I thought I was really do ok for me with my postings, or so I thought.  And now here it is the next-to-last-day of August, 2013.

I guess I was so much busier than I thought I was:

Daylily n bokeh

Daylily n bokeh

can’t resist.

My daughter and her love, Kawika came to visit in later August and I am one proud mama.  She is growing or I ought to say ‘has’ grown into a remarkable young woman and she has found a mate for herself that is as wonderful and beautiful as she is.

I watered my gardens this way with such love and caring hoping they would show-off their finery just for these young lovers on their first road-trip out of Washington, and they did:

Stormy August, Taos, New Mexico

Stormy August, Taos, New Mexico

lots and lots of amazing sweet, nourishing rain-storms came and gave blessing to our part of the world.  And we loved it….everyone, even those people that are use to complaining about the weather, were quiet in their verbal blessing of joy and bliss, and we got more rain:

this is what the rains brought, Blue of Taos

this is what the rains brought, Blue of Taos

A few years back the meadows of El Prado turned blue, but then they didn’t. Wildflowers come in waves of differences over the time of years.  Does that make sense.  Watching the patterns are so wonderful for me,  the progression of times changing and growing.

New Mexico Penestom

New Mexico Penstemon

I adore these wild flowers and they really didn’t bloom this year at all,  (actually this was taken in July of 08)  but I was missing them, because they come in waves as well.  It all depends on rain, how much we get and when.  What time of year it rains, plays a hugh part in what blooms and what doesn’t in that season.

Acequia of Taos, New Mexico

Acequia of Taos, New Mexico

Beautiful water flows freely with all the rain flowing everywhere.

 

was a drive-by shot with my Sony w a Carl Ziess lens

 

was a drive-by shot with my Sony with a Carl Ziess lens

 

 

August brings our sunflowers blowing in the wind

August brings our sunflowers blowing in the wind

I love this even slightly fuzzy, because it reminds me of all the big storms we’ve been having.  I adore rain, thunder and no lightning storms. Actually I love the lightning too, but NOT this year, not here.

My crowning glory this year and Rachael loved them.

My crowning glory this year and Rachael loved them.

Lily’s are just incredible and I really had no idea until I grew these. And their fragrance is divine…….

California Poppy, by CheyAnne Sexton

California Poppy, by CheyAnne Sexton

I had to buy some, but I got them going, finally……

Little Mama squirrel down by the creek

Little Mama squirrel down by the creek

Fed a little squirrel, which we thought was a baby herself until we got home and uploaded the photos.  what a cutie

Down by the River, CheyAnne Sexton

Down by the River, CheyAnne Sexton

one dark night by the moon

one dark night by the full moon of August, 2013

 

we found this spider making a hugh web

we found this spider making a hugh web

the next morning she was gone (thank goodness)

All Things are Possible

All Things are Possible

My daughter and her mate were coming and having a bit of a few bumps in the road getting the final details together, so I got into the uplifting, think positive quote thing going on.  I posted this on Facebook for her.  and she made it and we got to meet Kawika.  What a  joyous way to spend August, 2013.

Peace n Abundance,

CheyAnne❧ 

just click on the different photographs and they ought to take you to my different Etsy shops and even my two different FaceBook pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘with the door open’ watercolor of my honey napping

June 24, 2013

yesterday, when my honey and I got back from our hike into the mountains, where there is live water, my sweetie laid down for a nap.  I couldn’t resist.

'With the door Open'

‘With the door Open’ watercolor on paper 3×5

It’s kinda cool taking pictures of your work because then you can really see where you need to correct things….like the door swung open.  It’s a glass door and with the limited colors, I realized too late that the glassy door would be the same colors of the walls,  too confusing I think.  Maybe I’ll do a bigger one and plan it out a bit more.  And to make the hanging beads stand out just a pinch more.  And also to make his arm look as tho it is on the bed not hanging over.   But over-all I am really pleased…..well maybe his leg-foot thingy is kinda whompus.

Why are we so over critical of our own art?  I would probably never see any of these things if someone else had created this.  Thanks for looking and any feedback is fine by me.

I used:

Winsor Newton – paynes grey, opera rose,

Daniel Smith – quin deep gold

Schmincke – chrome orche, and teal green

I feel very grateful and blessed with my life

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

don’t cha’ think, yes?

September 28, 2012

 

as an overview of my flower photography

as an overview of my flower photography

 

I noticed just the other day that I am finally finding a style in my photography, but most especially in my floral photography.  I firmly believe that it really shines, don’t cha think?

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne

 

We have a ‘soterano’ / root cellar

May 6, 2012

There is a story behind these pictures I’m gonna post…..

Back in the summer of ’06 in Lama, New Mexico where we (Len, my honey and I) are building a geodesic dome home,  he had had a pit dug the year before.    Hence the word ‘ soterano’,  in Spanish it means root cellar.sotarano being dug

Now this summer of ’06 was hot and sometimes wet and we started to hear frog like sounds coming out of the open soterano.  There was a puddle of still water in this 10 x10 x10 foot hole in the dry high desert landscape of northeastern New Mexico.     And we were hearing frogs?         Hold on now,

but sure enough if we sat really still on the edge of this pit we could see little itty bitty movements in the mud.  So of course we went in.  We slipped and slid and Explored!!!!…..

You need to understand that this pit, this hole in the ground was just dug up for the first time in probably human history.

here, right here  the center post will go

here, right here the center post will go

That this dirt hadn’t been exposed to sun and light and open air since who knows when.      And here were these amazing teeny, tiny little brown baby lookin’ frogs with HUGE round, green as grass eyes;  singing and mating, chasing, catching and eating flys.

WHERE did they come from?  There are no frogs that we’re  aware of  on this high mountain mesa in north eastern New Mexico.

We, Len and I, think that they emerged after being dug up and exposed to the elements that they needed to come alive.  So we believe

Anyway……. on with the story;

So here it is springtime of ’08 and we now have a house floor

L O V E lives here

L O V E lives here

and walls over the sotarano.

Sugar Shack '08

Sugar Shack

I took on the task of carving

Steps to 'the pit'

Steps to

into the hard-packed earth to create steps down into our root cellar so  I was spending a lot of time there and saw a few more interesting things……

These mountain lion prints showed up after a rainy cold snap this summer.  Nice huh?

cougar was here

cougar was here

And then there were these:

ancient mushroom/flower

ancient mushroom/flower

ancient mushrooms in sotarano

ancient mushrooms in sotarano

closer

closer

another close up

another close up

We’ve looked them up and can’t seem to make much since out of them other that that they are mushroom flower looking plants:

Anybody have any idea or are they an ancient flower/mushroom?

Here it is May 6, 2012

We now have a solid lived in for 3 years geodesic dome over this soterano, and I’m missing all that beautiful heat of summer down in there. Just thought I would repost (and it’s raining, yeah, or sprinkling anyway)

peace n abundance,

CheyAnne


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