Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

September 29, 2013

Still Learning

I think, for the time being, I am going to be letting the camera shoot in auto-mode, correcting for everything under the sun, until I can figure out how to take great shots by using all the settings.  

So here's a pic of a jar full of the glass bits I took home from McDermott Glass.

I found the glass pumpkin jar at the junk/antique shop, Rust Ed, and it fit all but the largest pieces.


Hints of fall starting to show up!

The colour in the chimes I got in the spring really faded in the summer sun.

It should be noted that I got in quite a few day trips plus our annual trip to King Richard's Faire - and this time we took the kids - so posts will be somewhat rapid fire.  I'm waiting for the inevitable message from Blogger that I've reached my Picasa album limit unless I buy more space.  Last year it happened in late November.  lol  The weather has been absolutely amazing so I'm back to beachcombing and exploring.

September 27, 2013

McDermott Glass Studio, Part 3

And now for a tour of their amazing gallery.  I know I'll be stopping by to buy more items because I basically want everything in the shop.  Their work is breathtaking.  The colours are so gorgeous.  

I almost bought one because I like using a glass with a handle.  I was afraid that it would get swept off the table by an enthusiastic tail so I decided not to.  For now.  I still might go get one anyway!

Right?!?!  The owl looks like he's inside of a giant agate.

Can they just box it all up and send it to my house?

The one on the left, the cobalt, now resides in our livingroom.

I loooove the shell and this colour combo!

 Crackle glass in beautiful shades.

Want these too.

I want those so bad.  SO BAD.

Happy crab is happy!

Another pic of the shell I want and should've gotten while I was there because it's probably gone now.

Little owly on the left now lives at my house too.  A little boy bought the turtle.

I love that whale tail too.

A huge thank you to Yukimi Matsumoto for allowing me to shoot inside.  If you find yourself in Sandwich, this place is a must-see.

September 26, 2013

McDermott Glass Studio, Part 2

Continuing on with the tour of McDermott's, these items are in their yard and I absolutely loved it.  So creative!

This was kinda creepy though!

Glass. Seashells.  OMG!  LOVE!

Glass snake!


This is fabulous!

So cute!

It's a wave!!!

Next, the Gallery.