Fall, From Above

Fall, From Above
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Autumn's Loft

AUTUMN’S LOFT Priest Lake’s premier resource for local creations! Enjoy Autumn H. Kennedy’s own Priest Lake Images scenic photography metals, canvas, and handmade photo cards inspired by the lake & countryside. Visit her artist’s loft & art gallery with offerings from over 50 local artisans. Showcasing fine art in watercolors, acrylic, charcoal, and mixed media among a great selection of rustic furnishings from her family's tree farm as well as pottery, jewelry, metal works, soaps, lotions, candles, glassware, and local authors. Stop in for a Huckleberry Espresso and browse the two story gallery of treasures. It is located on the left, just past mile 27 on Hwy 57. Follow us on Facebook for events, art classes, and new products. Open all year. Call for current hours. 208-443-0216 Autumn@PriestLakeimages.com.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Huckleberry Festival SATURDAY JULY 18

VISIT OUR DOUBLE BOOTH THIS SATURDAY AT THE PRIEST LAKE GOLF COURSE! Mom and dad will be selling their new Birch Bark Round Tables with stick legs and Birch Bark Corner Shelves! Also this summer we have upright log planters, and birch bark lavender sconces. I will be selling new huckleberry photographs ! Stop by and visit our new creations this Saturday, July 18th at the Priest Lake Golf Course. Enjoy artist booths and live blue grass music! Hope to see you there!

Lavender Festival Drawing

Congratulations to Billie Flannery of Athol, Idaho winner of our drawing for a free 8x10 photography print! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and made this year's 2009 Lavender Festival at the Newport City Park a wonderful weekend! Also, thanks to all of the little lavender fairies who made the festival extra special! Photos of this year's festival and lavender fairies will be available online within this next month. Stay tuned and check the website gallery to view images!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Sounds of Summer

The whizz of cars, trailers, and trucks speed by
Eager to get in the summer sunshine.
Across the street motorcycles race on dusty trails
And on the lake the breeze pushes boat sails.

The robin's red belly quickly flutters by
Preparing the nest where her little eggs lie.
A dry thunderstorm rumbles across the water
and I'm eager to see lightening; the highlight of summer.

When the trees start to sway and crack in the wind
The repetitive chirp of a squirrel warns of the end.
For summer is a short season, one that's sweet but fast lived...
And those spent at Priest Lake are such a precious gift.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

2009 Lavender Festival July 11 and 12th

Bring your little ones this weekend to the 2009 Lavender Festival at the Newport City Park! Once again I am the festival's photographer and this year I will be taking photos of the lavender fairies' storybook time. Bring your little ones for a photo opportunity with fairy wings and to pose with the onsite whymsical lavender fairies! Stop by our booth for festival specials!
New Hours: Saturday 9-7pm and Sunday 9-4pm. See you there!

Huckleberry Picking!

The huckleberries are out! Clara (who is 28 months now) and I found two different types just out beyond our yard... a low growing vine type with a large deep purple berry, the other a greener leafed more blue in color berry. Oh, how she enjoys eating them! Though now she has gotten lazy and wants momma to pick them, so she can eat 'em, rather than fill her yellow bucket and save them for breakfast.
We found that the huckleberries that were exposed to more sun are the ripe ones, and those bushes growing under the trees have green berries still. We have found more and more small plants here and there surrounding our house which makes it so convenient for picking. But, last season we found the mother load of all patches at the lake! Of course I cannot divulge my secret stash of huge berry bushes that would take a good few days to pick over. Surely you can understand my secrecy.
When I was just a child my family would berry pick up near Lionhead. Dad would always bring a pistol in case we came upon a bear (which only happened once I think). Anthony and I would leave the afternoon with stained hands and faces. Now it's Clara and Lilly's turn for purple shirts and mouths!
Tip for all you pickers out there: make sure to turn every bush over and look underneath. Sometimes that's where the largest most ripe berries are found! Also do not rape the bush... meaning BE A CLEAN PICKER and leave the leaves alone so the bush can replenish itself!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Birth of A Hummingbird


I thought this was an interesting forward e-mail I received from my friend Margie. A lady found a hummingbird nest and got pictures all the way from the egg to leaving the nest. Not many of us get to look inside the tiny world of a hummer. It took 24 days from birth to flight. Keep in mind the egg is smaller than a tic tac and a quarter fits the opening of the nest! This is truly amazing. Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE at the bottom of each page; there are 5 pages in all.