Casita Art by Horst Kelly

Photo by Horst Kelly.  To see the photo in all it's glory take a look at

Photo by Horst Kelly. To see the photo in all it’s glory take a look at

I have tried countless times today to get a decent picture of Horst’s photo in my Casita, but the reflections make it impossible.  Sorry for displaying your beautiful work so poorly, Horst.  🙂

The first time I saw Horst’s header photo I had a very hard time leaving the web page.  I was simply lost in the wonder his camera had captured.  There is something about it that transcends time and space.  I almost felt transported to another dimension…. the distant past tinged with eternity somehow.  The colorful mountain peaks seemed to reflect the glory of a not-too-distant heaven.

Rarely has a work of art transported my mind, soul and spirit so powerfully.

I wanted that picture!  But I knew there was no way on earth Horst would ever part with his header photo.  So I browsed through his galleries to see if I could find a similar picture I could buy.

And there, in the gallery, was that photo!  It was in natural color, not supersaturated like his header photo was.  And the supersaturation was the element that turned the photo into pure magic to me.

So I wrote Horst and told him how powerfully his photo had impacted me and asked if I could buy it.

His gracious response almost blew me away.  Not only did he send me an 8 x 10 for my Casita, but also sent me a 16 x 22 for my house.

I waited so long to mount it because I couldn’t find a frame I liked.  I had almost decided to just slide it into a protective sleeve and mount it that way.  Then I found this simple frame that I thought would be perfect in the Casita… so I finally got my treasure mounted where it belonged.

Now, whether propped up in my bed reading or doing crosswords, or taking a nap — or whenever — I can journey to the magical dimension that Horst captured so spectacularly.

So Horst, I still don’t have words to express how much I love that photo.  So again, I will simply say thank you.





  1. It’s stunning. No wonder you just had to have it.

  2. I’ve got just the wall for that…. seriously…it looks just perfect and a treasure for a lifetime. That guy has some talent 🙂 !!!!!

    • It is a treasure of a lifetime. I think what is so special is that you can tell that Horst put his heart and soul into it. 🙂

  3. Horst Kelly

     /  January 25, 2014

    My pleasure in photography comes when a photo I took has touched someone, in some reflective way….when that happens it puts a smile on my face and gives me the desire to continue with this “retirement hobby”…..

    So I THANK YOU for enjoying it and it was my pleasure to share it with you and Ron…..Horst sends

    ps…..and to publicly acknowledge me is making me hide behind the Barn Door… 🙂

  4. Old Guy

     /  January 25, 2014

    Really nice Picture..Old Guy

  5. Thanks, Sharon, for putting it into words. That header picture is pure pleasure for the eyes and for the soul.

  6. It is a beauty all right and yes it fits that spot perfectly,

    • Now I have two pictures on the walls of my “micro condo,” so I’m going to consider the decor done! 🙂

  7. MarciaGB

     /  January 26, 2014

    It’s a truly magnificent picture and looks great in your very inviting Casita interior!

    • Thanks, Marcia, but with a hubby and two dogs, the Casita isn’t looking quite as sharp as it used to. For the most part, I’m getting more relaxed about accepting that it is just a camper that will get scuffed up and not getting too upset when little things happen to it.

      But putting that new picture in it sure was fun!

  8. alex

     /  January 26, 2014

    everytime I see your Casita interior I am impressed!

    • Thanks, Alex. I sure did have fun fixing it up!

      I don’t know if you know, but the pillow shams that hold pillows to stick behind backs, under knees, and wherever needed for comfort were also designed to hold out of season bedding and clothing in the event we ever went full time.

      Unfortunately, not only will we never go full time now, but we can’t even get out camping like we’d like. But at least we have that extra invisible storage if needed! 🙂

  9. Yes, I love his photography very much. Another blogger who take amazing photo’s
    is The Bayfield Bunch. Just gifted these people are!

  10. Hi, Linda, yes! I love Al’s photography! Another superb one is Box Canyon Blog.

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