Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Sunsets Lake Michigan - Dog Days of Summer
Lake Michigan is beautiful every day that I am there. However, there are some days that are so perfect, that I realize it when I am there in the moment. The last two weeks the weather has been spectacular. This first picture was taken with my cell phone. The water on lake michigan is rarely this calm. When this happens it is an amazing experience. It was hot, like over 90 degrees hot, which is unusual, but it gives that very dreamy appearance to the horizon. I love this picture as it the very thought I have when I think of going up north. It is what gets me through february in Saginaw!
This picture was taken on what was the hottest day of the year up until this point. (I think the day after I left it got even warmer.) It was 93 degrees and the sunset was a fireball. This photo has not been edited. I just love the fire!
The photo on the left was taken as I was driving a way from the sunset. This was the week prior to the heat wave. There was one evening where the temperature dropped down into the 50's at night and it was a little chilly to hang out for the final sunset. I was driving away and saw this image in my rear view mirror.
This is that same spectacular evening as the sun just dips below the horizon. I am not sure if there will be another sunset like this during the summer of 2013, I am so glad I have these pictures to remind of this wonderful, peaceful experience.