Today I am sharing some pictures that I took a couple of weeks ago, on a beautiful spring day.
We have had a few summer-like days recently and my thoughts have turned to gardening. The seedlings that I have put in are growing almost as fast as the weeds.
Here an American Widgeon on an almost still pond.
The Bulrushes provide perching sites, nesting materials and food for the birds and ducks.
The turtles (painted turtles) catch the sunshine on a warm afternoon.
Ring necked ducks, male and
A Mallard, maybe sitting on eggs, she did not budge as I walked past, but she did watch me closely.
Down at the shoreline, the tide was going out, revealing clam shells
barnacle covered rocks,
and this clam shell that reminded me of a butterfly.
A seagull (glaucous-winged) was search the shallow water for anything tasty.
Sailboats, big and small were out, and there was a group of kayakers practicing ``wet exits``(purposely tipping their kayaks to practice reentry skill); looked like hard work.
Back in and pumping out the water:
All with supervision of course:
interesting textures and patterns on this wood and stone, both close to the wharf.
Small daisies, I remember spending hours making chains of these as a child.
Periwinkle, I think.
A beautiful white camillia.
The tulips have been beautiful this spring, but are almost at an end now with the weather getting warmer.
Flowering shrubs and colourful spring foliage to delight the eye:
I have been spending a lot of time outdoors in the garden and less time than usual in the studio but I have recently finished another seashore themed painting:
A watercolour of course, for more information follow this link: GillianOlsonArt.blogspot.ca