Wednesday, March 31, 2010

At the Waterline, At the Skyline

I love being near the water. For many years I lived by the water on the Gulf Coast, but I've been landlocked now for almost the same length of time, here in the midwest. I guess I could go down to the mightly Mississippi river, but somehow that's not quite the same, at least not to me.

So when I get to Port Townsend in Washington State for Artfest, I like being in the Dorm that's close to the water, with the scent of the salt in the air. That's the building on the right, I was in a room at the top of those stairs.

It's cool and rainy, with the grey tones of color in the sky and water, but that only seems to enhance the natural colors around them.

The cliffs of green grass, the bright colors of a lighthouse seem to pop out of the grey midtones more strongly than they do in a bright summer lightness of sky and sun.

It's a lovely area, I walked around in my raincoat because you never know when a little shower will start. Can you picture a picnic at this table, with this view?

It's easy to be inspired in this setting.

The colors are rich and saturated, a feast for the eyes.

It makes me miss being close to the water.


Pretty Things said...

I love that building in the first picture!

mairedodd said...

simply gorgeous - how torn between being inside and being outside i would have been!! such an incredible setting for the event...

Riki Schumacher said...

What a lovely sight, makes me homesick! Thanks Lynn. Riki

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

That's the castle, it was the view across the way from the outside door to my Dorm building.

I loved the colors and the grey mists, such a contrast. Every time I go I feel like I'm coming home again, even though I've never lived there.

Tejae Floyde said...

I missed artfest this year, maybe next year.

love your blog, I stumbled upon it and i'm so glad i did.

where's the link to the artfest blog?


LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Hi, Tejae, I'm one of your fans, it's so cool seeing you on the blog, woo hoo!

The Artfest 2009 blog link is on the left sidebar on blogs I follow, I still haven't uploaded my 2010 photos from show and tell and the artful challenge. Maybe tonight...

And yes, if you get a chance to go to Artfest you definitely shoud go!