I had the wonderful good fortune to meet a blogging friend in person earlier this week. Kim Rogers lives in Alaska and together with her husband Dave made a 6 or 7 hour drive to visit me on the shores of Kluane Lake, Yukon.
While they were there we enjoyed the beautiful flowers
and we spent lots of time collecting rocks and bits of driftwood on the beach.
The nesting Arctic Terns made sure we didn't get too close to their nest.
and the gulls kept us entertained
Especially the Mew Gulls that liked to bother the Terns and cause a raucous.
Dave dreamt about a spot to catch a fish, so tried his luck in the morning
while Kim and I wandered the beach enjoying the scenery, the beachcombing and each others company.
And while Kim and I were exploring, Dave caught a fish, which we immediately cooked up on a fire by the beach.
Here are Kim and I just after we finished eating our delicious Lake Trout meal.
How thrilled I was that Kim brought her earrings with her to show me what she has been making. She combines her beautiful handmade lamp work beads and headpins with components from other amazing artists and designs many diverse and beautiful pieces.
They were such a delight to see in person!
Kim also gifted me with some of her beautiful crusty beads and headpins as she knows I like to make some jewelry too.
I LOVE each of these pieces, and can't wait to decide how I am going to use them.
(I have promised myself to use them and not hoard them away as I seem to do when I get such precious and beautiful things)
When I arrived home I dug through my bucket of rocks and driftwood and added some pressed botanical bits to some rocks, and then played with them and other Kluane Lake finds
I know that every time I dig through that bucket of bits, I will smile and think of my visit to Kluane lake with Kim and Dave.
Blogging has been such a gift for me, and to meet Dave and Kim in person because of blogging, was even a greater gift then I imagined when I set out on this blogging journey.
What a beautiful time I had.