Wednesday, July 30, 2014

They always Cut the Hay in July

Going round and round in circles

Floating paralelogram

The magic of three

Four eyes are better than two

Every day has one sunrise

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fundy Shore

Fishing huts standing crooked

Making a communal effort to stay put against
shoreline winds

Two of us standing outside
but still inside the window.

 A brand new lobster boat still shiny and new

They will go out again on the next high tide
to gather in their traps

An eagle had made his own catch
and was dining over there on the rocky edge.

Erosion from salt and wind and sea.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Painterly Week

Taking classes are good for the soul!

Monday found me driving from my home in the woods
on the Fundy side
to Chris's home on the cliffs of the South Shore.

On Tuesday we drove to Chester Art Centre
for a two day workshop with Heather Sayeau.
As we painted on Wednesday
cameras were rolling outside.
They were filming 'Haven' a TV program.

On Thursday we painted in Chris' studio.
Before driving home we visited
the Westcote Bell Pottery where I
couldn't resist a couple of treasures.

On Friday a group of us drove to Sandy Cover.
a Tiny village on the Digby Neck.
We went to hear Kaffe Fassett 
talk about his love of colour and design.
We were all amazed he came to our little corner
of this world.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Busy, Busy Week

A week full of activity.

Monday we made tracks up the valley
to the doctor's.
Tuesday found us at Grant and Joan's for a BBQ
to meet his children and grandchildren
but also to celebrate his 75th.

Chris and Sarah arrived for three days of painting plein air.
slight rained for two of those days!
So my stitching studio became and hive of painting activity.
The girls brought food and made sangria.
Then the sun came out for our third day together.
A perfect day of painting over the mountain 
in Delaps Cove.
Oh, yes, and we stopped traffic on the road to 
make sure a huge snapping turtle crossed 
in front of us safely.

Saturday being a special day for me I tried to remember my
shorthand and stitched a secret message for me.

Have a nice week.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Magic of Three

One morning the RP's and I disturbed
not just one
not two
but three herons.

Lucky for me they just moved up the shoreline.

They kept an eye on us though

as they waded on those long, long legs.

Then two of them had had enough
and off they went across the basin.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Some Feathered Friends

Messenger between us and the heavens.
Always a special sight
especially on this day
the twentieth anniversary
Thinking of you Steven.

Every morning at sunrise
I visit with the osprey
on my way to the dike
with the Rusty Pups.
I hope there are babes up there
but haven't seen them so far.

Beneath the osprey every single buoy
usually has a single cormorant perched on top.

And here is the seagull with his huge breakfast.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Requiem for a Tree

Arthur blew through a week ago
leaving many scenes like this.

It is always sad
I feel like me trees are protective sentinels
No we have one less to protect us from future winds.

Can you see that carpenter ants were making a home in there?

I am still playing catchup with all the events
I wasn't able to upload in the aftermath.