Friday, March 6, 2009

New Look for Spring

The blue was depressing me. Maybe it was just me, but every time I came here it felt all dark and gloomy, like the inside of a cave or something. And the tree was scary looking. Ick. It just felt all wrong and "not me."

So, I perused other blogs for inspiration, heading to Rachel's at Blue Algae Creative. She just rocks. Her photos, her prose, the entire feeling of her blog is a soothing balm for my soul. Always has been. The sheer beauty of it makes me want to linger. The colors are soft and inviting and subtle, like sea glass. Sea glass. That's exactly what her blog reminds me of. When I visit there I feel as though I'm walking on a beach at sunset, soft twilight colors of sky and sea and sand. Shells and rocks and sea oats and the sound of gulls. Driftwood and seaweed. I can smell the ocean, the salty air, the briny scent, and hear the waves crash, feel the sea foam cross over my toes as they sink into the wet sand.

I digress. Sorry. As usual, Rachel has tweaked her blog with a new banner and I just love it SO very much that I borrowed her concept. Mine is not as good as hers as she is a true artist. Everything in her blog flows together like a river, but I like the size for a change of pace. I also love that Bird Girl exhibits her camera, so I added my own like she did. When one isn't capable of being creative, one mimics their mentors. It's a compliment.

So, thank you Rachel for your inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest for me, okay? Thank you Bird Girl for giving me the idea for the camera.


Anonymous said...

A change is as good as a rest, so they say. :)

sunmamma said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog!!
Gorgeous picture!

sunmamma said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog!!
Gorgeous picture!

Kylee said...

Change is good! I recently changed mine to something more springy too. It's fun to do sometimes - kind of like redecorating a house!

inadvertent farmer said...

I love the new look and feel, the banner is outstanding. I am glad though that you didn't change the song...I just love it! Kim

Rachel said...

I saw this post awhile back and was something like.. overcome with flattery and shyness, thereby postponing my comment. It has been too long now and I'm a bit ashamed of myself.. But, what I want to say is that I thank you for your kind words.. for your thoughtful reflection on my little corner of the net.. for the heart and soul you pour into your absorption of my world. And most of all... I want to thank you (such an inadequate phrase) for the nurturing, mothering tone of all of your comments on my blog. Every single one touches me unusually deeply, and leaves me feeling a bit lighter, more supported, like a kindly aunts hand on my back. You've no idea how much that is needed. So, I say it again... Thank you kind soul! Thank you!


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