Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Margaree Harbour Painting

After 3 years, I can finally say this painting is finished. I've been working on it off and on, and sometimes months without even dabbing any paint on its canvas. It started when I found this old window frame in the shed, soon to be taken to the dump. Picking it up from behind more old junk, I thought it would make a great frame for a painting. So this was the beginning of a new life for this old window frame. Each panels is an individual 8x10 canvas board. With a little paint, it's surprising what can be done to an old piece of junk. The scene is of a view of a lighthouse in Margaree Harbour. Breathtaking sight!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Bali duck

With a bit of research, I managed to find out that this is a Bali duck. It is a little odd to see this duck, with a fluffy crest on the back of his head, trying to fit in with the other ducks. I haven't seen him around today, he might have gone back home after a short visit with his cousins in Lester's pond.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Duck or goose?

The fluff ontop of its head caught our eye. Other than being white, he's also a little larger than the other ones he's been hanging around with, back and forth across the ponds.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jake's Cape Breton birdhouse

For the first time after 3-4 years, the swallows decided to build their nest in Jake's (nephew) homemade birdhouse! As you can see, the babies are waiting eagerly for their frequent feeding. The birdhouse is safely set on the west side of our shed in the back yard.

Friday, July 10, 2009

On the Cape Breton Living website

This week we finally got to see some sun after a couple of weeks of miserable fog and rain. I wasn't really complaining, but when the day is bright, sunny and warm, people are out and about in a cheerful and uplifting kind of a way... The community comes to life!