new year paddle

What better way to bring in the first day of 2012 then to kayak the glassy-smooth Offut Lake. Perfect weather!

Heading out...looking back at my home-studio - nestled amidst madronas, spruce and firs.

Water influences light, forms...and the way we see.

Rock the kayak and my studio becomes a beautiful blurr of pattern and color.

Paddling eastward with a glassy view of two mountains...

A closer view of snowy Mount Rainier

The winter days are not long but I enjoyed good light and warmth of sun.
I headed home before the big sun ball dropped - bringing a beautiful close to the first day of 2012.