Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Retreat

 
Every summer we head up to "the cottage" aka "summer home", or "cabin". This year, a brand new retreat, only 3 hours from home, as opposed to the past year's 6 hour journey.
 
This gorgeous river front home is on the Crowe River, near Havelock Ontario.
 
We re looking forward to spending our time here, with Beep, our granddaughter on the "lazy river".
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Lots of scenery for Beep and I to paint!
 
Cheers... see you in September!
 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring In My Yard

I always look forward to seeing the return of two very special birds that visit my feeders in the spring.
 
They don't stay long, just grabbing a nibble on the way to their summer homes. 
 
 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)


 
Baltimore Orioles


Juvenile
 

Male


And, I always enjoy the flowering of my Aquilegia Canadensis.
(Canadian Columbine)
 

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Adventures Ahead

Going shopping this weekend for one of these. Not the majority's choice, but we have always marched to the beat of a different drummer.

 
Jeep Patriot
 
We just LOVE the "squareness" of this vehicle.
 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Battling The MonSter

Oh...MS you MonSter. 

A nasty relapse over the past few weeks. BUT, I finished a painting, despite the blurred vision, pain, and intention tremors.

I am pleased with it!

 
"Edison light bulbs with bokeh".
Acrylic on canvas
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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Stroll On The Beach

I went for a stroll on the beach today...
along with this guy.
 
 
And of course, accompanied by this guy,
my dog, Merfy.
 
 
His response to..."Come back here Merfy!"
 
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

But, is it art?


Acrylic on canvas by me.

Art is not in the eye of the beholder,
it's in the soul of the artist.
 
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Finger Painting

My granddaughter (Beep) and myself, painted this afternoon. A cold snowy day, we are looking forward to spring.

The paintings were created with our fingers...no brushes.
 
Impressionist style, "Blooms in a vase"
(acrylic on canvas)
 
 
CHEERS!
 
 
 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Been Painting

Back to painting this year!
Yay me.
 
(Wolf Howl On A Frosty Night)
 
I painted this to give to my daughter for her birthday at the end of the month. She loves wolves.
 
Cheers!
 
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Sad Day

A sad day. My pet Australian Bearded Dragon died this morning.

He was 17 years old. I will miss him terribly.

FYI, the oldest (recorded) bearded dragon in captivity lived to be 14 years old.


 
Way to go Tucker my boy, you beat the record!
 
RIP old friend.
 
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Feed The Birds

 
I have multiple bird feeders in my backyard. I reckon the best "feeder" in my yard, for this guy, is the birds I attract with those feeders!
 
A Cooper's hawk on my patio fence.
 
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