Monday, October 6, 2008

Think Monday, Think ATC - Mother Nature



Well, the theme for Think Monday, Think ATC couldn't be more apt! I have been missing from the blogging world for a few days and I promise I have a good excuse. A girlfriend and I were enjoying mother nature in a more basic fashion. We decided to "rough it" at a cottage with no electricity and...um...well....outdoor facilities. We read Hollywood magazines by propane lamp and candle, fed the wood burning stove all day and night for heat and washed our dishes by heating water on that very same stove. The simpler lifestyle just seemed to promote long, heart-felt talks, lots of laughs as well as a truer appreciation of the beauty of the autumn leaves, the sky at night filled with stars and the lonely cries of the loons. What a blessing to have wonderful women friends.

24 comments:

Viola said...

Just gorgeous, Heather!

Nancy said...

I love your little blue bird.
Your get-away sounds wonderful
even without modern conveniences.

Sherry said...

I wondered where you were!!!! Sounds like it was uh, well, uh, "different"!! lol!!! I love the reading Hollywood gossip rags by propane lamp and candle, but that outhouse stuff...ugh!!! I hated it when we were kids - my grandfather had cabins in Haliburton and I just loathed having to use those -- not just because of the big 'ole hole...they smelled so bad!! ;)

Love your piece here Heather -- it's very nature indeed!!!

Flower said...

Phew. I was having withdrawals this morning! hehehe Glad you had a little get-a-way though. Love the little bird.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Beautiful, Heather!!
hugs, chris

KardKrazy said...

Wonderful ACT....and sounds like a wonderful weekend as well! Good for you!

Mam said...

Love it, Heather. I like primitive environments like your getaway! Sounds like fun to me.
Nancy

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...this is beautiful...what a great theme and you captured the pure essence of it!!!

Hugs
Diana

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather this is absolutely great. So many wonderful details. Incredible ATC.

Bianca Kalksma said...

Great ATC, love the combination of the different materials on your ATC!

Clau said...

What a wonderful ATC, really captures what nature is all about. Loved to read about your gettaway too.

Moira said...

Wonderful women friends (and sisters) are one of the best things in life but I would need indoor plumbing and central heating at this time of year in the northern hemisphere! Gorgeous ATC lots of lovely colour.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous atc! So much to see!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Fantastic ATC - great colours!! Glad you enjoyed your break, but braver than me I think!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful ATC

J and Z said...

I agree, one is lucky to have girlfriends, I am blessed in that regard as well.....even better if they can rough it!!! Most of mine don't but I love 'em anyway!

I love your card! What a great collage on ATC size! You have skills, girl.....

Jean

Dawn said...

I wondered where you had got to, you paint such a lovely picture, I can imagine you both wrapped in warm blankets putting the world to rights! Sounds fantastic...
Great collage - the elements are perfect together.

Dawn
x

Faye said...

This is gorgeous, Heather. Yes, it's important to hang onto your girl friends. I still keep up with the activities of 3 of my grammar school friends from 60 years ago.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your ATC is wonderful Heather, so much detail in a 2.5x3.5 = you are amazing!

Sandie R said...

Lovely nature piece Heather. Also like the sounds of your roughing it. Brings back memories of growing up. When I was 13 my parent told me we were moving and I thought it was great until I was told where. My first responce was You can't do this they don't even have flush toilets!!!! But they did it anyway. Never got indoor plumbing until after I graduated and moved from home.

Stempelfrosch said...

wow, it is brilliant!
Lg Anke

Carole said...

An absolutely beautiful ATC.

Lucy said...

your retreat sounds like it was a perfect time, nothing like nature and a good companionship of a g/f to feed the soul. good for you :)

Sid said...

So many elements, used to great effect !