Friday, July 3, 2015

The Magic Kingdom

My artist friend, Linda Steele, of the Brass Band Art Group, recently moved to a beautiful property in Surrey. Last week I had the opportunity to explore her garden, which is a cornucopia of water, trees, and flowers. The sights, sounds, and colors were spectacular. Here are a few impressions. I intend to return; Linda, you have been warned!

Grotto

Morningside Creek

Swing on a String
Copyright, 2015, Kathy Neudorf

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Town That Time Forgot

It's easy to miss the town of Hedley. To some it's little more than a whistle stop on Highway 3, between Princeton and Keremeos. The area has a rich mining history. A short drive into town reveals a treasure trove of charming old buildings and artifacts nestled in the magnificent Similkameen Valley. Here are some gems:


Various Receptacles



House Cat



Stripes











The Hitching Post Restaurant

Behind Lilacs
Elegantly Wasted
Garage
Roadster
Gift Shop
Copyright 2015, Kathy Neudorf

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

East Columbia Gorge

The area near the Washington/Oregon border is fascinating to explore. It is home to captivating nature trails, stunning waterfalls, stately historic monuments and ghost towns a-plenty. The newest landmarks are the wind farms that lend a surreal air to the magnificent landscape. What fun!

Wheeler County Courthouse, Fossil

Old Houses, Condon

A Chariot Awaits

Dry Creek Falls

Old House2, Condon

Dry Creek

Mayville Barn

Multnomah Falls

Stone Henge, Maryhill

Wind Farm, Goldendale
Copyright 2015, Kathy Neudorf










Thursday, June 4, 2015

Adirondacks!

Arts at Darts is having a fundraiser as part of its festival this year. Local artists were commissioned to paint Adirondack chairs, which will be auctioned off during the event. Here is my contribution - I call it 'Kasbah', as it was inspired by a piece of beautiful Turkish fabric. 

'Kasbah', Adirodack chair painted by Kathy Neudorf

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EVENT UPDATE!!!

Ever wondered where you can see my art, as well as my natural, vegan hand made soap? Have a chat about it, and maybe pick up a print or a soap bar?  Well, here is your chance!

Kathy Neudorf and Wild Woman Natural Skincare will be at two exciting events during the month of June: 

Saturday, June 6
1 pm to 7 pm

HOW GREAT THOU ARTS FEST

9311 Shook Road
Mission, BC

Featuring over 35 artists and vendors, music, food and great fun for the whole family!

https://www.facebook.com/artshowsandwine

AND

Saturday, June 20
4 pm to 8 pm

ARTS AT DARTS

Darts Hill Garden Park
16th St. and 170th Ave.
Surrey, BC

http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/16574.aspx

I will be joined by members of The Brass Band Art Group for this show.

Both events are an excellent opportunity to check out local art, culture, and some really excellent soap and body care products. Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Early Fall on the Trois Rivieres


A recent excursion took me into the magnificent Fraser Canyon, home of the Fraser, Thompson, and Nicola rivers. I also discovered hoodoos, an ancient bridge, and a backyard bathtub. These delights were accompanied by the rumble of trains on historic pathways. Oh, and the autumn leaves were amazing too!

Alexandria Bridge


Harvest




Trestle
Valley View

Garden Party
Thicket

Alexandria Bridge II
Magic Kingdom

 Ancient Spires
Life Line
 
All images copyright 2014, Kathy Neudorf



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Summer's Last Hurrah

The summer of 2014 has been one of the best ever; week after week of sunny weather, perfect for exploring near and far. In August I took advantage of this bounty and visited Parksville, on Vancouver Island. We stayed by the ocean, near Rathtrevor Provincial Park, and spent some time on the ancient, water-worn banks of the Englishman River. Spectacular!

Englishman River Bridge

Moonscape


Rathtrevor Beach

River Bend



Totem
 
Still Waters

 Copyright 2014, Kathy Neudorf

Monday, September 22, 2014

Two For The Road

I recently visited a car museum of sorts - a collection of vintage rides left to weather in a farmer's field. All had seen better days and were in various stages of disrepair, but that was the attraction. My time there was far too brief, and I barely scratched the surface of this fascinating place. A return engagement is definitely on the radar!

Relic

Luv Bug

 Copyright 2014, Kathy Neudorf

Sunday, August 10, 2014

White Rock

My camera club is hosting a great summer project. Each week we visit a familiar (and not so familiar) location for photography. It's been a revelation. Like Lonsdale Quay, I've been to White Rock dozens of times, but have never seen it like this. Thanks, Irene and Chris!


The Blue Hour

Pastel Glow


Under the Bridge

Sunset




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lonsdale Quay

I've been to North Vancouver's Lonsdale Quay a few times, but never with the goal of taking pictures. What treasures were revealed when I started looking through photographer's eyes! Of course, it helped that the evening light was gentle and glowing, and that I was by the water. A fountain gave up the most surprising images; not the shooting spray but rather the swirling eddies beneath. Take a look....

Upper Level

Red, White and Blue

Ramp









Ramp 1

Swirl
Finger Float

Swirl 1
Copyright 2014, Kathy Neudorf