A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Monday, April 26, 2010

not fur but feather


I caved in and made the early morning drive to Mount Forest to check out the infamous fur and feather show there..extremely dangerous undertaking for someone like me who feels her heart beat faster at the sight of baby lambs,emus,chicks and the likes. However I was on a very tight mission to just observe hens-as our poor little clutch needs a break from Luciano -super strutting macho rooster extraordinaire..So as luck would have it I landed a lovely black silkie on her lonesome and another gorgeous girl who I have to do some investigate work to figure out breed(I promptly forgot in my excitement of claiming her!) the two are nestled in nicely on one half of coop with Consuella (who is currently broody and zen like)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring is a bounty indeed
















ONE sure thing about the change of seasons in Canada is the predictability of awakening bliss when the world comes to life once more..buds,tulips ,crocus all herald the promise of summer's bounty






the creatures definitely celebrate this change of season too
































Tuesday, April 20, 2010

feeling like &*#%$ but loving the peace of it all

Home sick with a cold..but despite the negative side..the sun and creatures surrounding me were a tonic
Finally got their way..

dirt baths are all the rage in April
willow tree behind the boys with special improvised bark saving wrap
aching to get out and eat grass etc..



jackson..old guy napping



Luciano..posturing as always


Saturday, April 17, 2010

April..jokester..trickster

April snow brings...


tenacious tulips


Saturday, April 10, 2010

It all worked out
















I have been prepping for the last three months solid weekends for this art exhibit at Gallery 533 in Toronto. Painting, framing,packing and fretting.. Lots of mayhem and scurrying and extra long car rides with paintings packed to the sky..but I finally made it and it was a lovely event indeed! the most beautiful part was that my "people' were there -and although a bit scattered was I ..trying to say a few words to all.. (Alas..I unfortunately missed a few folks in my efforts to connect democratically..) Also the paintings looked incredibly good in this setting and the gallery owner a marvel to work with..sigh..It was most interesting to meet a wide spectrum of people that I would not ordinarily cross paths with too..and their reception of me and my art was gracious and glowing..(was a little hard for me to be a centrepoint of focus ..but nonetheless quite wonderful!)