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Recently I used details of my photo Gnat Creek Flowers #2 to create a matching set of stationery, postage and stickers. I love how the delicate tiny white wildflowers catch the glow of the sunlight. Something about how they look with the interesting abstract look of the splotchy warm brown mottled river rock behind them is just beautiful.

Gnat Creek Flowers #2 stamp
Gnat Creek Flowers #2 by dlmtleArt
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Gnat Creek Flowers #2 stamp
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Last week I used my photo of Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon to create some stationery, stickers, cards, post cards, postage, magnets, mugs, key chains, shirts, mouse pads, aprons, and canvas totes on zazzle .com

in this photograph, sunlit forest reflections shimmer in the water of Fox Creek as it meanders past banks of moss covered rocks and boulders, under the fallen log bridge, and on through the ferny forest towards the radiant sky overlooking the unseen Columbia River.

Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon shirt
Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon by dlmtleArt
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This week I designed some stationery using some macro photos I took while hiking through the snow towards Fox creek last winter in Rainier,Oregon. Using Paint.net, I transposed a semi transparent layer of white over the photos in order to create a writing area. I love these pictures, every time I look at them I see something new. They make a beautiful stationery.

imagination flowing stationery

This stationary features a macro photo of melting snow as it floods a forested trail, rippling and glistening in the sun as it flows down the foliage strewn path toward fox creek. Interesting patterns of light and shadow, along with varying leaf colors and shapes mix and blend, stirring the imagination. In the eye of the beholder, and with layers of meaning there are unexplored possibilities, untold stories and images of hidden faces, inviting the viewer to return again and again to focus and ponder what new things they can see.

imagination flowing #2 stationery

Almost like a game of I spy, this stationary featuring one of my macro photos of water from melting snow flowing over a forested trail sparks the imagination with hidden pictures in the abstract patterns withing the fallen foliage and the reflections of the water flowing over them. As the sun glistens and sparkles in the reflections in the melting snow water moving over the golden bronze forest detritus, layers of interesting patterns and shapes appear. I spy a star, a heart, a down-turned face with a “feather” in his cap, an eagle or falcon in it’s nest, a humming bird, and the figure of a man on a boat to name a few. Each time I look at this shot I see something new hiding in the wet leaves. I originally intended this photo to be seen horizontally, but try turning it in different directions and see where your imagination takes you…

imagination flowing #2 by dlmtleArt
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Orbs of light hang in the air, caused by sunlight shining through the falling snow, in the forest on the way to Fox Creek, Rainier, Oregon, USA. Seen through the dark evergreen tree trunks, a bright white light illuminates the falling snow–inviting a wintry hike.

The pale blue winter sky is visible through the forest canopy, as the sun’s rays stream through the evergreens. Glistening drops of melting snow fall through the air toward the ferny forest floor covered in a light dusting of snow.

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Today I designed a new 2009 calendar  with the theme of water.  It is fully customizable and can be printed for any year. Taken in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, these photos feature the tranquility, reflection and energetic motion of water.

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Impressionistic Water Reflections #1

Impressionistic Water Reflections #1

Even though this looks like something abstract, it is really a photograph of the forest reflected in a creek in Hudson-Parcher Park, Rainier, Oregon. I love how the green foliage resembles impressionist brush strokes in the water surrounded by glints of golden sunlight in the dark water.

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I recently took a hike down into the forest beyond our property with my family. Of course, a hike just isn’t a hike without taking along my camera and getting some pictures on the way! 😉

Sunlit forest reflections shimmer in the water of Fox Creek as it meanders past banks of moss covered rocks and boulders, under the fallen log bridge, on through the ferny forest towards the radiant sky overlooking the unseen Columbia River.

I love how the eye is drawn through the photo: the rocky creek bed visible through

the clear, rippling water, on to the tranquil reflections of forest and sunlight, ending in the shimmering light of the sky seen through the trees in the distance.

I also played around with the macro function on my camera for the first time. I am not including my first attempts here, but I do like this close up of a moss covered rock in the middle of the water. For those who like optical illusions, try clicking on it and take a look at the amber colored pebble just to the lower left of the big rock which looks like a face.
I came across and interesting tree with ferns growing in the moss all the way up the trunk. Notice there is no ivy on it anywhere 🙂 . Luckily the ivy has not invaded this far down into the forest. The trees are much prettier without it. and there is a great variety of native species where the ivy does not choke everything else out.

I have spent hours daily on the backbreaking work of pulling the ivy out on my property, with slim results so far. There is now about 4 square feet of ivy free dirt now. the roots have runners and I have found i have to soften up the ground with a shovel really good and yank hard! LOL.

So if you are thinking about planting English Ivy as ground cover–yes, it works great; however, unless you want to spend hours of labor keeping it from taking over everything and then have somebody 50 years from now wishing they knew who planted it so they could curse your name 😉 –DON’T DO IT!

I have found out from my neighbor who was kind enough to call the county extension office for me, that the best way to remove ivy is to cut the runners that are climbing the trees at a little over a foot off the ground and then make sure to get every scrap of roots that are clinging to the tree. The part up the tree is what flowers and makes seeds, so if you don’t get that first you’ll never get rid of it permanently. depending on the weather it may take up to several weeks for what remains on the tree to wither and die. Then, once you have it off the trees you can effectively remove it from the ground.

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