Thirty 32 years ago a boy by the name of David Ponis gave me a totem as a birthday gift

 When I left  to  join the army I  left it with a  friend. That friend  died this month and so I have brought the totem home.

In an  envelope  taped to the  back of the totem I  found this:

The eagle is symbol of the zenith.
A great reminder of your own ability to soar to great heights.

Eagles are messengers from heaven and are the embodiment of the spirit of the sun.

Those with an Eagle totem need to have an involvement with creation;
a willingness to experience extremes;
a willingness to use your ability
even if it means getting “scorched” a little as you fly high;
a willingness to seek out your true emotions.

A demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey.

Its four-toed feet remind you to stay grounded even went soaring high;
Its talons remind you to grasp the things of the earth;
Its sharp beak shows you when to speak, how much, and how strongly.

This totem will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit.
Eagle people can live in the realm of the spirit
yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of the Earth.

You must become much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Instead of buying flowers for my tent at the Prosser art and wine gala this summer I have decided to make my own decorations. I shall put cork balls around all four corners of my tent. I made three this weekend.

Don’t miss the 9th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala featuring artists from all over the Pacific Northwest.  The warm summer evening is the perfect setting as 20 local wineries offer their latest vintages.  Area food vendors provide the fare while live jazz fills the air.  NO one under 21 admitted.30 artists, 20 wineries, 2 micro breweries, 3 specialty food caterers, 1 GREAT evening in the “Birthplace of Washington Wine”Only 600 tickets available each year for this fun event.  Tickets go on sale online or at the Visitors Center May 10, 2012.
Location: 6th Street in Historic Downtown Prosser
Contact: Visitor Information Center – 509-786-3177
Event starts at 6:00 pm. FREE parking downtown

 2011 tent space.

June 20th

I left Issaquah Washington  around noon on fathers  day to deliver a piece of art to a  collector in SF. On the drive there I  stopped in Weed,CA  where I  spoted this  lovely!


I missed my exit and  got to  see The Golden Gate  Bridge up  close…  I wanted to walk across but I just didn’t have enough time.Hopefully I can walk across next time.

I am sad that I forgot to take a  photo of the  custom piece of art in it’s new home , I was parked in a no parking zone and driving in  the bay  area is much different than what I am  used too!

This is the  piece that  moved to  SF  this week.

On my  way home I  stopped in Ashland, Oregon  and stayed at the  Lithia Springs resort.I love the  soaking tubs and all the  flowers!  Being there makes me feel like I am  I am  in a Agatha Christie  Mystery  novel. I was in Cabin 3. I think Miss Marple was in Cabin 5.

Snap shot of the July 14th Capital hill art walk.

Vineheart wine was a hit,  mustaches  were everywhere, walkers painted on the walls in the halls and a  good time was had by all!