In early September I was fortunate to go on an artists retreat to a friend's wilderness cabin on the east side of Mount Rainier. Here's the cabin, itself, recently declared a historic landmark.
I stayed in the room named "Bear" which is fitting as it was my fathers childhood nickname for me, as well as being the home of a painting that I'd created on an earlier visit.
Here's a view into a nearby old growth forest, nicknamed "The Sanctuary."
Here's two of the paintings I created this year, hung out to dry on the side of the hammock. They are oil paint on unstretched canvas.
It was a good year for collecting mushrooms. Unfortunately our hostess could not ID this bunch so we didn't eat them, but we found more than enough boletes and chanterelles to enjoy every evening.
Did I mention there was a lake? Here it is, Bumping Lake on a quiet warm morning, with the American Range peaks reflecting in its mirror like surface. So long for another year, Bumping Lake, and thanks for letting us visit.
Rebecca Bush BLOG
Silver Apples of the Moon
Painters of Bumping Lake
Michele Waldele-Dick Fine Art
Artist Nancy F. Keifer
Light Seeking Eyes
The Whatnot Shop
Tara Larsen Chang
Steven LaRose Fine Art
Nina Salerno- Perfect Reject
Children's Book Society