Saturday, September 13, 2014

The large Marge hike & fishing expedition

Last week we hiked up to Marge Lake a few miles outside of McCall, Idaho. Oh Marge - the colors are just beginning to change and there's lots of cinnamon/chestnut brown out there right now.  I love, love, love the colors this time of year and I thought some of you might like to peek in at some of the local scenery.

 This is on the way up to Marge after we passed Pearl Lake. Marge is just the other side of the dip in the mountain on the horizon.

  Here's one of the first huckleberry leaves to fall, swirling in one of the many little springs we had to hop over on the way up.  We found some small patches of huckleberries, not in their prime but still delicious, to munch on that morning.

 My friends and expedition members Steve, Kip, Debbie, Tim, Linda & Toes crashed out on the banks of Marge Lake after the long uphill trek. 

Marge Lake is beautiful but there aren't many good spots to fish from and it was sooo windy, so Larry moved around a lot looking for better spots to sneak up on the fish. 

Larry may look like he's praying to the fishing faeries here but I think he's really just biting off a stray bit of his fly line. 

 Marge Lake.

 My darling husband, moments before he lost his lucky yellow Crazy Clown spinner in some weeds.  Very sad...

Steve & Linda's puppy Trapper sniffing around in the huckleberry bushes.

We took a scenic shortcut on the way home and climbed back down to Pearl Lake from a different angle. Nothing like a hike in the boonies to recharge your batteries and pack your hard drive with happy jpegs.

Here's a layout I created for a kit I'm coming out with in November from one of the pictures I took at Marge Lake.    

If you'd like this background (w'o Everly Thistledown in it) you can download it here for free

19 comments:

The Queens Table said...

Thanks for sharing those amazing vistas Lorie! I can feel that fresh air all the way to my little cottage!

MILUNA said...

Hi Lorie, thank you for a wonderful post, the pictures are beautiful, I envy you the amazing nature. Thank you for the background. Miluna

Rosemary said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful area, thanks for sharing and for the lovely background.

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen bilder, eine tolle zauberhafte landschaft! angie

Moxie Maine Coon Cat said...

Fantastic background...thank you so much.
Can't wait for November's release
Kate

artistsyl said...

I love seeing the photos of Idaho. So beautiful there. I love Fall too, my favorite season. We got a day's taste of Fall here in Texas on Friday. Now it's hot and humid again, booooo. Thank you for the background scenery page.

Irina Grab said...

Hi Lorie! Wow!wonderful photos ! Thank you for the background!
Hugs,Irina

priss (Laura) said...

Oh Lorie these pics are so incredibly beautiful! I can see your creative mind at work just looking around and transforming the landscapes into magical settings...

Jitka, Most said...

Wonderful place!

Marzia said...

It's a wonderful location! the colors of autumn and all the scenery, breathtaking! Thanks for the beautiful background! question: how do you obtain a fairy magic background from a photo? DO you have a tut or something? I have several mountain photo I'd love to transform but do not know how to do....

Bribri62 said...

Wouah! votre région est magnifique et quelques belles couleurs. Merci de nous montrer vos superbes photos. Amitiés de France Brigitte

Angeljet said...

Wow, Lorie this is gorgeous! How relaxing for the spirit a walk like that must be. I love the photo of Marge Lake with the red on the bottom of the photo. Stunning!
And thank you for the free background paper. XXX

Anonymous said...

Hallo from switzerland, beautiful pics!
Thank you Lorie!

Abeille said...

Ohh woow!! Love your photos!! I'm jealous! Many thank for the background and I hope your new kit arrive before november :-)!!

Lorie said...

Yep Fall is my favorite season too. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments. :)
Marzia, I don’t have a tutorial but my favorite digital teacher is MissBehaving. You can get her wonderful free lessons here: http://yesterday.scrapbookgraphics.com/category/features/miss-behaving/
Basically what I did with this background was a lot of experimenting with color layers, copy and pasting the original image multiple times using layer filters. I added the pine trees in the background from another photo and I painted in the waterfall which you can just barely see behind Everly. After I got a half dozen copies I chose the one with the brightest, most saturated, fallish, happy, colors – which are the colors inside me I think I usually gravitate towards.

Anonymous said...

Great pics! I could smell the high country! Thanks!

karlene said...

Thank you for the background, Lorie! I simply cannot wait until November when your new kit comes out! I use your backgrounds all the time!

Amy said...

Wow, beautiful landscape:)

WendyW said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the beautiful background, Lorie!