Hello dear readers, today’s story is one of rest and repair. After a long, cold, muddy show, we did what any sane person would do â€“ packed our belongings and took a few days off. I knew the show would be chilly (it was October in Ohio, after all), but who could have predicted the perfectly gorgeous days that followed??
We spent a lovely week up on Manitoulin Island enjoying the most amazingly beautiful sunsets ever, amidst the wild- and not so wild -life. The little cottage is surrounded by cattle farms so there are always cows languishing about, but this time we had the treat of watching 10 baby calves playing about. There weren’t as many deer as usual, but the big surprise was waking up to a group of troublemaker horses. They had run away from home and gotten stuck in the backyard, outsmarted by a wire fence that they didn’t seem ambitious enough to jump over. To give you a sense of space, those are our lawn chairs in the photo:
The funny thing about the horses was when the owner came to retrieve them â€“ a young mom in a minivan who had to quickly coax her horses back home in time race her son off to his hockey practice. Some things, dear readers, are universal.
What else… saw a few dozen sandhill cranes, and a stray blue heron â€“ and the most exciting sight for me, a bald eagle on the drive home. They are as amazingly huge in person as you’d expect.
What’s New on the Horizon
No shows for a while, and no wildlife, save the little chica dog and the koi. Â I have some lovely commission work on my plate right now, and will share photos next week. Til then, just some good, honest studio time in the lovely quiet.