Sunday Morning


Yeh, I kinda sorta overdid it yesterday and now I’m paying for it today.  Good thing my only outdoor chore for today was to clean two of my feeders and then replenish the bird feed.  The sun poked out from the overcast skies and poured out the glare.  So far it’s not a good morning for pics.

I got a fire going in the fire pit last night and cleaned up the branches and pieces of scrap wood that I accumulated over the past few weeks.  It took a little persuading to finally get it going but it did roar to life and producing a warm glow against the cool and damp evening breeze.

It was nice to sit outside and sit by the fire as the sky grew darker and the stars came out one by one.  The jets flew overhead on their way into MSP and it made me wonder where they came from and where people traveled to.  There aren’t too many more nights like these left.  Everything will be cooling off soon enough and I’ll be seeing more and more large flocks of geese flying around.

In the mean while, we won’t push August to move any faster than it absolutely has to.

Art Sunday #136: Emily Carr – Odds and Ends


Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast.  One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a Modernist and Post-Impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until late in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting shifted from aboriginal themes to landscapes—forest scenes in particular.  As a writer, Carr was one of the earliest chroniclers of life in British Columbia. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as a “Canadian icon”.