Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dreaming of Nova Scotia

I haven't found out yet how to post more than one picture at a time. (Correction -- I seem to have figured it out today.) Here I am working on my current painting of the kitchen, in the kitchen. Last night I had trouble getting to sleep because we had coffee late at dinner. Thinking about my friends in Nova Scotia, I kept seeing the view as we drive out of Sackville, New Brunswick to the wide flat lands where CBC has a vast field of aerials. When we reach this point we are almost in Nova Scotia, and at the end of our long drive from Toronto.

We cross through the flags of New Brunswick into the corridor of Nova Scotia flags and start singing "Farewell to Nova Scotia", which doesn't make any sense, but it's the only purely Nova Scotian song we know, and we are filled with an incredible sense of arrival and happiness.

Meanwhile, here's what we're really looking at -- the wonder of winter.

More later... A big, warm Toronto hello to my Nova Scotia friends, and friends everywhere.

1 comment:

Flora said...

Barbara, guess what??
We have snow here in Nova Scotia too!!! hahahaha.....I know that you know that, but what I really mean is that when we had a summer place in Ontario, it was permanently etched in my mind as a summer spot and I secretly believed that it was always summer there. That's what your blog posting made me think!
I love it that you are painting standing on a chair!! It's good to get a new perspective on your subject!

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