Monday, August 1, 2011

Living in Paradise – don’t we know it?


 Self Serve
watercolour on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(Yesterday in the most beautiful scenery in the
world, I was aware that we have
to (as a world people) do something
to make getting around safer
for the world we were travelling through. 
On an art note -- I just liked the look of
this woman getting her gas.)
On Saturday we drove down to see our friends
Flora Doehler and Larry Knox who live in Bear River
and own and work in Green Willow Studio.
Flora is a superb painter and Larry creates wonderful
jewelry, and other objects in precious metals and fine stones.  
 They are super people.  We stayed in the Queen Ann Inn in 
Annapolis Royal in luxurious Victorian splendor – except
that the Victorians lived more like we live at the school house, 
and did not have huge whirlpool baths with showers – though
they did have the four-poster beds like the beauty we slept in.

Yesterday we drove home taking the slow route along
the Bay of Fundy shore and kept having to say –“Stop
the car!” so we could get out and take in some of the
most spectacular ocean views I have ever seen. 
 Stop the car.  This is one of the spectacular places the view of the ocean in
the Bay of Fundy at the top of a hill. 
We visited a garage sale along the Fundy shore, and met a 
woman named Dorothy Reese– near Port George who grows
thousands of day lilies in magnificent gardens that overlook
the ocean.  I have never seen day lilies in the colours, or sizes
she and her husband have cultivated.  Sadly Dorothy and her
husband have to leave their beautiful property because they are
older now and can’t manage it.  
 The Daylily gardens on the Fundy Coast
They're selling and if you know
anyone who loves gardening lilies and gorgeous ocean views, not 
only is the price reasonable, for a house on ocean waterfront with 
ocean views, four acres of land and gardens that are a viable business,
but the couple would help the new owners to keep the gardens in 
good repair.  I didn’t get a good picture of the gardens because I was
too busy looking. 

Have a wanting-to-preserve-nature day. 

2 comments:

cohen labelle said...

Barbara, if you can turn out paintings like this one, then you really are in paradise!! Love it.
love, Marcia

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marcia,

I am in paradise, and wish you could come and join us here. You would so love it.

Love,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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