After Dinner View

Sometimes old friends ask me how I can live outside the city? “Can you see this on your way home after going out to dinner?” I might reply. A stunning evening tonight. This was the view on opposite sides of the bridge in Moon Valley near my home.

 

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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19 Responses to After Dinner View

  1. Sheila says:

    So beautiful!

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    • Thanks, Sheila. The loop to go by this spot was about an extra mile and a half drive, but well worth the beauty, I thought. I almost missed catching photos before the light was gone, but made it just in time. 🙂

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  2. Clare Pooley says:

    Stunning! I would rather live surrounded by nature than by buildings and traffic.

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    • Yes, and it’s not a long drive to go to the museums or theatre etc. So I have the best of both worlds, I think. 🙂

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      • Clare Pooley says:

        Oh yes! 🙂

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        • I’m sorry I haven’t been over to your blog lately Clare. I keep meaning to meander through and then getting caught up in my writing instead. The book’s almost released and then I should be back to reading and visiting. I miss seeing your lovely posts!

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        • Clare Pooley says:

          No need to apologise, Sheri! I am so pleased your book is nearly ready! I haven’t been posting much recently as life has been so busy. I just about have the energy for reading other people’s posts but none for writing my own!

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        • That’s funny you read when you have less time, and I go inward and just occasionally post what I’m working on. It’s probably partly because I’m such a slow reader and when I do visit blogs I like to get lost in them and spend a bunch of time enjoying posts – especially ones as lovely as yours. You always tell the story of a day and how you’re doings and there are several photos and most often some information on flowers or other things, so I like to take my time instead of just rushing by and throwing in a ‘like’ and moving on. I know there are at least a few posts I’ve missed, and I’ll be by eventually. Thanks for your kind words and for staying in touch. 🙂

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        • Clare Pooley says:

          My pleasure, Sheri.

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        • Clare Pooley says:

          I meant to come back and reply more fully to your kind comment here, Sheri but as you can see, it has taken me nearly a week and a half to get round to it.
          I so agree with you that reading blogs shouldn’t be just a ‘like’ and then on to the next one. I like to take my time reading posts and I try to comment on all of them if I can. The only time I get on-line is usually late at night and reading and commenting is all I’m fit for at that time of day. I’d love to post more but I find it difficult to do late at night as I’m more likely to make mistakes then and I hate to make mistakes!
          I must thank you for staying in touch too! 🙂

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        • So kind you are, Clare. I understand their are moods and focus for reading and those for posting. Take care! 🙂

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been here – simply beautiful – I know both views, but haven’t been in those places often enough to have seen them looking this spectacular. I really like your ongoing photos of these scenes, and your river views, changing through the seasons.

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    • It’s definitely an advantage in image capturing to have them on the doorstep. I’ve gotten experienced enough to notice a couple indicators to the lighting or placement of clouds etc. to recognize when that ‘spectacular’ potential is there. I came VERY close to missing this moment, and had to run from the car to the bridge. It was well faded and gone after my very brief photo shoot. Five more minutes and it would have been a drab – if peaceful – scene.

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    • Oh, and I’m glad the season changes and different lighting is enjoyable rather than just repetitive. I’ve been traveling less, and sometimes I think the photos are becoming rather one note, so I post seldom. Your response encourages me to catch the subtle changes too.

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    • Can’t remember if you and I talked about this, but I used to make ‘shadow paintings’ where I’d lay saturated watercolor paper taped on a board under a tree or next to a plant where the shadow fell on the paper. I’d keep painting quickly over the silhouette of the shadow that was evident, and I might change colors for the last layers. I’d end up with a dispersed ‘watery’ image with a slightly more distinct one (or two) and then a crisp one that echoed each other but moved across the page. The movement of the sun was remarkably quick and was caught in the splayed pattern, and the page would dry in the sunshine quick enough to keep defining the leaves/plants more and more. They were peaceful, pretty and sold rather well too. I still have one hanging in my room that a friend painted with me. And a different friend and I painted them in winter and caught ice crystal pattern in the dried paint as well. Fun to do.

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      • bluebrightly says:

        No, wow, that sounds really fantastic. I love the idea. I know how fast the sun moves when you’re watching… 🙂 If you can photograph the one you have I’d sure love to see it. Thanks for telling me about it – really, it sounds like such a great idea.

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        • It’s quite high up on my wall, but give me a bit of time to get it accomplished, and I’ll be glad to share a photo. (Probably would be good to take it down to clean anyway. The long-handled duster can only do such a good job 😉 ).

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