04 October 2013


Our road trip has brought us full circle, back to home.

Ahhhhh, home... where the last of the garden harvests have been enjoyed - and some preserved for future enjoyment.  

This morning at 5am a frost rolled in, not unlike a coastal fog, creating a magic landscape.  Winter is coming!!!  O excitement: soon the world will be stark and beautiful, all lines and textures and shapes, and going for a simple walk will become a heightened adventure.

Winter is best enjoyed with the security of a warm place to come in to, and to that end I have (finally!) insulated my studio.  The freshly-painted white walls are lovely, calm and inspiring.

Also a few paintings have left the studio, creating physical and mental space.

Two more landscapes made during our travels:

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at the edge of a vineyard, Kelowna

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edge of a vineyard on a hill, Kelowna

And one made a few weeks ago, the day before we embarked on our trip:

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Bow river


P.D. Crumbaker said...

Ah, home again! Remember Wind in the Willows (which I've decided to read again): He saw clearly how plain and simple - how narrow, even - it all was; but clearly, too, how much it all meant to him, and the special value of some such anchorage in one's existence. He did not at all want to abandon the new life and its splendid spaces, to turn his back on sun and air and all they offered him and creep home and stay there; the upper world was all too strong, it called to him still, even down there, and he knew he must return to the larger stage. But it was good to think he had this to come back to, this place which was all his own, these things which were so glad to see him again and could always be counted upon for the same simple welcome.” K. Grahame

Verna Vogel said...

This comment comes at a very good time, as I have been feeling a little unanchored lately. Methinks I will soon be reading Wind in the Willows too. :)