Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun with pairs

A jumble of pears
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir 2009

Last night we played cribbage with some friends in the
schoolhouse, and of course pairs give you two points.
My husband was very helpful to my friend who'd
forgotten how to play. So there we were two couples
happily thumping down the cards and eating the
divine cakes and tarts from our local bakery. So
that when we stood up after the women triumphed
in the game we were decidedly heavier than when we
sat down.

It was a special night because there were spectacular
meteor showers. They were set to happen after
we were asleep, so looking up at the dark sky with
our guests we were delighted to see the pre-show
showers, zinging across the dark sky. Each day
out here shows us more and more miracles.

My painting today is a pun on pairs, because it
is actually a jumble of pears. I bought the pears
from a cranky woman by the side of the road
near the little town of Oxford.

Have an enjoying-your-time-as-a-pair day


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Nova Scoita. I wish I could be with you right now eating delicious pastries and talking about painting!!
Those pears look pretty delicious too!
Flora xo

CanadaCindy said...

You guys are killing me! I so miss NS. SVS ... get ready for me to have that on my agenda later in September. You have Barbara and her lovely stories to blame :-)

Take care guys. Enjoy the rest of your time there.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Yes we certainly are having a super time! We have such wonderful friends there. I wish you could be here too eating big fat pastries. But I also wish you and my blogger friends could join me in Toronto for a little painting and some good food and wine. Maybe we'll have to organize that sometime soon.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Cindy,

Nova Scotia is exceptionally beautiful.
Take care,


Karen Bruson said...

Great job on the pears. Love the pure colors going on!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much. I'm delighted that you like it.

Take care,


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