bend, oregon

I went to Bend last week to visit a dear friend of mine. It was over the July 4th weekend. For those of you who haven’t been to Bend on the 4th of July, you are missing out on life. They have this wonderful pet parade in the morning, a Freedom ride with hundreds of dressed up cyclists in the afternoon and then in the evening, they have wonderful fireworks over the Butte.

Check out some the pets from the parade. People have goats, dogs, birds, iguanas, roosters, and even flying dogs. It’s fun!

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As far as art goes, I’ve been obsessed with sun flowers. Check out the fields we passed on the way to Bend off of highway 505.


I’ve been growing some in my back yard too. Here’s a new blossom.


I’ve been working on some sun flower art. I’ve got to turn this into a pattern.

Sun flower

What have you been up to this week?