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Hi Everyone!

Many years ago my father took the family fishing.  This activity was not one of his specialties, but he was always willing to try a sport at least once, especially for his three daughters.  Thus it came to be that on one fine summer day, at our urging, Mom filled a picnic basket with sandwiches, Dad packed the car with shiny new fishing rods, and off we all went to the mountains.  We spent most of the holiday with our lines caught in the trees, but it was a great adventure.  I often think of this “tree-fishing” episode when I reflect on the things that fill me with excitement, joy, and laughter… and that’s how I arrived at the title of my blog.

Welcome to Tree Fishing and the Art of Adventure, where you’ll find a mix of everyday life and artistic flair all rolled into one big magical journey.  It’s an exploration of my love of the arts, my joy of family, and my passion for nature and travel… rich in details and full of fun.

If you’re still eager for more, please visit my other two blogs to catch up on the last couple of years.  Essence of a Day is my photo-a-day-for-a-year blog for 2011; Tree Fishing and Other Tales is my first foray into blogging, starting way back in 2010.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2012 7:17 am

    Ellen – I enjoyed ‘Essence of a Day’ so much and can’t wait to see what your imagination and camera brings to all of us with your new blog site! Keep it up girl! Love ya, D

  2. March 27, 2012 2:54 pm

    Ellen – Love Maria’s newly discovered flower pot! We went through some boxes in the attic Saturday and found lots of things. I just wish they had been as beautiful as the pot! Love the blog…D

    • March 27, 2012 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much! It really is lovely. Somewhere there is a picture of H when he was very young, and this vase is on the table in the background. Pretty cool!

  3. May 15, 2013 9:47 pm

    Hi there! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award! If you’re interested, please click
    the below link and read the rules.

    • May 28, 2013 9:14 pm

      Hi Tracey! WOW! What an honor! Thanks so much for nominating me! I just popped over to your blog and love your mix of food and travel! I’m really looking forward to reading more.

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