Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Weekend at the Shanty!!

Enjoyed a weekend up at the Shanty clearing bush and shredding. Black flies visited us, so we created some make-shift bug hats with tea towels, haha. Still got a few bites on the forehead. The pick axe in the foreground was used to make holes for our new white pine trees... we have very rocky ground, so it is quite the challenge to make a sizeable hole for planting.

After two cool days of reading in the Shanty, we finally had a sunny, warm day, so I enjoyed an afternoon of painting in the bush. Only probably is that the bush twiggies landed on my wet paint, sheesh!!! Oh well it's texture, haha.

Almost finished with Module C Lesson 9, Dave's Dutch Floral design, just a few more embellishments to go, yahoo!! soon on to Lesson 10.

We arrived at the Shanty on Thursday evening, and found a beautiful empty bird nest built in our door wreath. By the next morning one robin egg had been laid, then when we were leaving, John noticed two eggs!! Hopefully, the eggs hatch while we are away for the next month, poor birdies chose the wrong location to nest their eggs.

The wild columbine were out in full bloom all over the property. I love wild flowers and have a large collection of photos all ready for a wild flower painting series. All I need is a little more time, don't we all,ha!!
till next time
enjoy painting