First Snow

First Snow

The frist snowfall of the season.

I got up this morning and it was snowing. It has been snowing gently all day. This is my first attempt at painting a winter scene.


Spring Rain

Rain on a growing field of corn.

I didn’t post last weekend because Andrea & I went to Denver to meet with the Copyblogger team. Someone mentioned the importance of rain to the indigenous people who populated North America centuries ago. This painting is representative of said importance.



Lighthouse with a stormy sky

One of the techniques we learned this week is called reverse painting. It’s essentially painting everything but the silhouette of one or more objects. As you add each colour you add new silhouette(s).

Garden Growing

Tomato Forest

Looking across the tomato patch at about 5 feet. The soil in the raised bed is about a foot above grade.

Squash Patch

The squash patch headed for the lawn.

Raised Beds

The backyard includes a garden spot which our landlord’s parent had used for years. Since I wasn’t planning on planting too much this year I decided to build a couple boxes for raised beds. I planted squash & transplanted tomatoes the week after Father’s Day.


The tomatoes are starting to overflow the raised bed.


The squash have hit the point where they are going to start running.


Sidewalk drawings

Apparently, Lauren likes drawing flowers. There were several more spread along about 100 feet of walkway.

Liverpool Bay

Liverpool Bay

Looking out into the Atlantic Ocean from the Liverpool (Nova Scotia) lighthouse.

Alpine Garden

Alpine Garden

Entry to the Alpine Garden



Waterfall at the entrance of the New Brunswick Botanical Garden

As soon as you step out of the reception centre at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden you can hear this waterfall. You have to walk a few yards before you can see it.

New Brunswick Botanical Garden

Bubbling brook

This brook runs through the New Brunswick Botanical Garden.

It was overcast today so the greens really stood out. The brook runs down through the middle of the Iris & Daylily garden.