An amazing start to the day…watching the sun slowly rise, the cotton candy-like clouds turn pink and purple, then golden. In the west, a rainbow arched over the field. It’s going to be a great day!
Can’t believe I forgot to mention the momma deer and her two babies were in a neighbour’s field tonight. Haven’t seen them for a couple of weeks and glad to see their ok. Oh, and the sundog in the western sky tonight. A day and night filled with signs!
I was up in time to catch the sunrise this morning. So grateful because it was AMAZING! And didn’t last very long as it slipped behind a large cloud covering. The rest of the day was under white skies. The river opened up in front of us. I believe it’s been open up in the narrows for a week or so…always takes longer here. Nice to see the geese swimming to and fro and the beavers are making a new home across the way. Now I know where the term…busy beavers…comes from. I’ve been watching them for days now and boy, do they ever work a lot.
The painting of the day is based on a photo I saw, taken by my brother of a sunset at his cottage on the Ottawa river. The photo is stunning. The painting is the best replica I can do with watercolours…at least at this time. Maybe after more experience, I can try it again.
I woke up at 7 am – which is a great thing because I forgot to set my alarm! – rolled over, looked out my bedroom window at the sky…happy that it’s no longer dark at 7 in the morning, and then I saw it. Big, bright, orange-yellow, and full! The full moon setting.
Needless to say I grabbed my camera and took dozens of shots, after feeding my two starving cats of course. They think they’re starving. They act like they haven’t eaten in months. Funny felines.
I had a busy day at work, followed by a pleasantly full evening. I started with a snowshoe around the property, taking pictures here and there and filling up the bird feeders. After supper, I made a few sheets of homemade seed paper, then finished my evening off with a watercolour painting.
This morning’s full moon setting was my inspiration for tonight’s painting.
I’ve packed my travel painting kit in the event I’m delayed at work again like last week! Chances of a repeat are pretty slim but better to be prepared!