Sunday, January 2, 2022

Day 2 of 2022 -- the inspiring park

January 2,  Sunset 
Barbara Muir © 2022 

Happy New Year to you. I do not have a long list of resolutions
or plans.  My main goal for 2022 is to do things, and be with people
who give me pleasure.  So I am blogging after a lovely day.

We went out to our favourite park, and took a small walk in the cold.
I am always inspired by water and clouds.  And the lake never 
disappoints.  It was beautiful, and suited my main goal. It was
wonderful, and a treat.  Heading out to and home from the park
Steven and I sang in the car, and the light as the sun set was magnificent.

Tonight a breakthrough with our new kitten, Monet - 12 weeks old, and
living with us just over three weeks. Tonight while we were watching
our nightly show, Fiona the older siamese cat in Steven's arms, Monet
in mine, the dog Sally asleep on the floor -- Monet slid into Steven's
arms against Fiona.  And Fiona (who has not been at all happy
about the new kitten) let her stay. It was very sweet to see, so maybe
they will be friends one day.

Happy New Year. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Happy New Year and Happy news about the kitten. And a beautiful park to visit. I don’t have resolutions but someone said something about living with more intention. Perhaps it was you. I think for me it is a good thing. ❣️❣️❣️❣️

Candy said...

Beautiful photo and lovely scene at home, Barbara! Happy New Year to you all!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

Yes it's a beautiful park, and one of two parks on the lake that have kept
our spirits up during this long pandemic. I don't think it was me. I once went to a wedding where the word intention was used about 300 times. It made me somewhat allergic to the word. But I think everyone should do what works for them. At the moment my intention, or desire is to get back to art, and make sure it's part of my day. But that's all about the pleasure of drawing and painting.

Love your work, and Happy New Year. Thank you for your wonderful comments.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Candy,

Happy New Year to you and your family.


Jennifer Rose said...

most cats are ok with kittens after awhile, of course some cats are only for a one cat household, but they do tend to do better with another cat in the house so it was only a matter of time

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Jennifer Rose,

Our cat is used to being in a house in recent years with a very weak, older
cat. This kitten couldn't be more of a contrast. Fiona definitely missed
Timbah, our cat who died in July. And she finds this girl a challenge. She won't hurt her, but it will be a while before they're besties. Love your work, your posts and your kind, thoughtful comments. Happy New Year.


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