it's been awhile, eh? i have missed you guys. i realize that i like remote relationships alot. perhaps that is because i have been in 'people' mode for the last week or so, and am ready for the introvert hibernation period that MUST happen in order for me to get back to normal.
anyway, all of the people i've been spending time with are A.W.E.some. just awesome. i'm so blessed to have such great friends. friends who i don't take photos of, btw. however, here is what we have been up to:
okay, well i did take one pic. of kersten at the brookings summer arts festival, and a guy....sucking his thumb? hmmm.....no wonder i take pictures of plants and cats instead.
i bought a skinny tree at the arts festival. maybe it's one of those things you have to see in person :)
and then after kerst left on monday, i went to bible study. that was nice, except for when the cops showed up. har. that is my friend rachelle 'explaining' :)
and then, it was off to rapid city for a quick excursion. carey and i discovered that we 'brake' for elk, and made a quick trip through bear country (which i had never toured before).
the baby bears were especially fun. although we both got a little excited to see bears, wolves, elk, and a couple of rowdy buffalo, too.
and then a most delightful dinner with my blog friend cher! she is even better in person! and she gave me the most delightful set of photographs which i am going to cherish and really enjoy. i have to get some framing done, but you can see how she sort of 'gets' me :)
sigh. and then home again. i'm very much looking forward to a slow, back-to-normal weekend. i have some plans to paint a bit, palette is above. hopefully i'll have some progress to show you guys next week!
have you ever really just deeply thought about how grateful you are for the people God has set in your life? i have, and i am :)