A beautiful rainy fall evening. I’m sitting on my recliner, cat and blanket on my knee, enjoying life.
It was a late night last night watching the election results. Maybe a minority government will be what this country needs to get things done and get the parties working together for the benefit of all Canadians. Here’s hoping!
Here are two of the thirteen wild turkeys who have been visiting my bird feeders.
Brrr, a cold start to the day, but what an awesome sunrise!
There’s this spot of trees on the westbound 50, at the bend just before la Verendrye, that looks incredible every autumn. Every year I wish I had a camera with me to capture it. Today was the day. Not only did I have my phone, which had an awesome camera, I was also a passenger and there was enough daylight to capture the beauty of those colours.
Tuesday evening, we were driving west bound on the 174. I was the passenger and was watching the scenery unfold. At one point, I could see the sleeping giant (Eardly escarpment) in the distance and a peninsula of Petrie island poking out into the Ottawa river. Trees were on the sandy peninsula. It was quite a sight, one I wished I could have captured with a camera so I could reference the details. But I had to go by memory. Here’s a rough version of what I saw…today’s painting:
I may have another go at it tomorrow. Practice, and all that.
I just read an Instagram post that said…there’s three months left in this decade…
Enough on that topic for now 😉
Today was an absolutely gorgeous day! So much sunshine and warmth. It was up to 21°C mid-afternoon. I took my breaks outside and my lunch. Did a little pleinair painting during my lunch break:
As I was just about to head out to Ottawa, I looked out on the veranda for my cats and saw this:
Clearly captivated by something, I quietly stepped out behind them and peeked down the stairs to see a chipmunk happily stuffing his cheeks with bird seed. That little guy deserves to be put on the payroll for all the times he entertains the cats!