I have had - and am still having - a lovely weekend. It's had the right amount of social and at-home.
We started with Saturday - hurray! Back to Ultimate after a 3-week hiatus.
I will admit, I love the colour.
|Uncropped to show the bags of gear we take to the field.|
here (2nd outfit) in July (again to the Ulty field).
Dress (Simply...Taylor, consignment), shoes (Born, consignment), earrings (local).
When we got home from doing groceries post-lunch, Officer Vizzini was being completely remiss in his duties.
|"Wha..? I'm on my break, woman!"|
|"Want to roll about; too hot."|
|"Give me kitty treats."|
Today, I had plans to go get my inner artiste on.
|I coloured my hair on Saturday as well - a bit darker red!|
Ack! It's "Visible Monday" over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style! Get yourself over there, stat!
It was hot again today, so out came the straw hat.
here in May with my green culottes. I always wear them together.
Cardigan (Alternative, thrifted), top (Dex), skirt (Le Chateau, consignment), shoes (Born, consignment), earrings (Plum).
Mom picked up Elaine and I in the morning and we headed out to Beacon Hill Park. Beacon Hill is kind of like Victoria's Central Park (of NYC) or Stanley Park (of Vancouver). Every great city has a great park in the middle of it!
We wandered down some paths, looking for benches to set up our easels on.
Through the Douglas firs, we glimpsed Goodacre Lake (more like a pond, really).
There were mallard ducks everywhere.
Love this little bridge.
Emily Carr played as a girl.
I have many memories going back to my very early childhood of being at Beacon Hill Park, with my parents and grandparents.
This is only a small part of the park.
I love this pergola, shading the eastern side of the lake.
The wee turtles!
There are fountains in most of the lakes in the park.
|I like the Canada geese in the foreground, taking in the view.|
There were too many aggressive Canada geese in that area. As soon as we sat down, they were all like, "Lunchtime!" and starting coming at us. Ack!
We moved back over the little "Emily" bridge, where I spotted this crow.
|Not actually headless|
There's that little waterfall from the feeding station.
Elaine and I ended up settling near the old aviary. It was built in 1888 and is the oldest structure in the park - it was originally a bandstand (source).
Elaine was captivated by the trees and light in this area.
We sat in this structure.
I liked the bandstand/aviary and did my picture in inspiration from Emily carr.
This is the view I had.
Here's Elaine's watercolour.
We painted for about 2 hours, then I stretched and looked across the lake.
Look how the light shifted by noon:
I think next time I'd like to paint some of the flora - I'm tired of trees and bushes.
Pigeons took a break from their city life.
While Elaine and I were painting, we heard a major ruckus going on. We realized once we were on the other side of the lake, that we'd been right beside the heron nests. Those babies were squawking to be fed!
As we went back to the car to load up our paintings and easels, I saw this little marker.
I also found this memorial stone.
There's a juxtaposition of the old and new at Beacon Hill.
We went to the pub afterwards, and basked in the sun on the patio.
|Mom painted her heron necklace|
A fabulous time with two fab ladies! I hope your weekend was just as fun!