Monday, July 13, 2020

Take a break -- and honour the source

Where the action was
At the park by the Lake.
The perfect end to a working day.
Photo © Barbara Muir 2020
I am painting, and it is the slow kind -- paint, stand back,
paint, take a break.  Leave it, come back and stare.  Paint.
All artists know this kind of work, and do it routinely.

Today I knew I needed a real break -- to be somewhere
beautiful -- the source of all of my inspiration --
out in nature.  We went down to the lake, and were
lucky to be there when the geese we both love were
circling looking for people like us who feed them.

So I sat on a rock, and fed them on what had to be one
of the most beautiful days of the summer.  It was
the end of the day -- supper time, and the geese were
adamant.  One goose (in the picture) was almost right
against me.

The closest goose
One of the Canada Geese we
talked to today.
Photo © Barbara Muir 2020
The park we  visited is one of the places that fills my soul, so I decided
to share it with you tonight, and I hope you enjoy it. Paintings to come.

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