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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning
Who told the ocean you an only come this far?
Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?
Nicole C. Mullen - Redeemer
Today I am joining Susan in Outdoor Wednesday


2sweetnsaxy withWatery Wednesday #92

             They go together so well!

When I stand at the edge of the ocean the lyrics to this song goes through my head. 
How can we not believe in someone bigger than ourselves who designed and created the world around us.  

2010 Mexican Riviera * Puerto Valiarta

These pictures were taken in Mexico while on a cruise this past January.  I'm ready to go again! This statue on the coast was perfect Bob and I love sitting and watching people!

I love the ocean and the quite style of life people in other cultures live.

We watched this artist  building this sand statue  
How sad when the tide comes in and it washes away.

This church is right in the middle of town.  
We toured the inside, but this is OUTDOOR Wednesday :-)

Over the years I have painted over 200 murals. These three are some of the ocean scenes I have done. As you can see every room has it's own feel. Quite and calm in this church infant nursery. Energetic for the tween who wanted a beach view and loved dolphins. and The last for a 2 year old girl.

I already had the above post ready for Outdoor Wednesday when we took the pictures below...
Monday evening...  The storm had come from West to East.  One storm had rolled through and another on the way.  We were sitting at our computer playing a game of scrabble when we saw this beautiful rainbow.  The colors were so perfect from the green to the purple.  In fact it was a double rainbow if you look close you can see the second one above the brighter.  Even with the lightning we ran out with our camera to get these amazing shots! These are not taken with a sepia setting just the color of the clouds around 8 pm.


Do come back and visit again. 
I love reading your comments!


Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh My i love that pic with the crown on top- AMAZING...
You know i just used heirloom white (rustolem) they were sticky for a few days- and probably still are- Funny though- I have painted so many things different odd things at that- and they were sticky for a bit long. But i was only using them for decoration- I bought them for the sole purpose of painting (rodeo-4th of July) coming up here in Folsom.
Thanks for stopping by.

Jan n Jer said...

Looks like a fun vacation, great photos. The storm photos are outstanding..

J Bar said...

Terrific shots. Love the scenery and the sculptures.

Ann said...

Your vacation shots are so gorgeous. I really think that sand sculpture is neat-a lot of work for such a short life. What a awesome looking sky-those storms really come up fast don't they around the lake. Love the paintings.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, how beautiful. All of your shots tells stories which is so cool. The sky shots are spectacular and I love the church shot down that narrow street. I'm so glad I stopped by. It looks like you had a wonderful trip.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very lovely shots. I haven't been to the beach in Mexico, but I have been to the mountains... though that was so many years ago I can't even think about it! ;-)

Those sky shots are phenomenal.

Interesting to see from whence your inspiration comes to paint your beautiful murals. I like seeing how artist create.

Drop by and visit if you get a chance. I posted about an event in St. Augustine that occurs during the winter months. I hope to do a more in depth post later about Flagler College's architecture which is quite something. But there is a little bit today about it.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...


Sheila :-)

Annesphamily said...

You have an incredibly beautiful blog. Your vacation shots are lovely and everything around here seems to fit perfectly in its place. I do hope you will come join me soon. Happy Pink Saturday to you! Anne

Kathy said...

Gorgeous pictures! Amazing sky! Perfect that you caught it with the rainbow!
I am visiting via
Pink Saturday!
God Bless,