Friday, August 28, 2009

Trees and Fences

Since I began this blog I have discovered that my creative vision has become clearer. I have been able to view my drawings and photographs more objectively and to identify a variety of interests and directions which hadn't been as clearly defined before. This realization is helpful to focus on what really interests me and to expand and develop those themes. I have written about my love of lanes and looking through my photographs reveals how fascinated I am with the relationship between trees and fences, how fences are designed or adapted to accommodate and existing tree. What I enjoy is the care and consideration of the fence designer and builder and the visual image of these varied arrangements.  

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday Mornings

This summer Saturday mornings have become a delightful routine. After breakfast I begin walking to the local market and along the way I find garage sale after garage sale leading me on many detours as I follow each sign. On one recent Saturday the first sale proved to be so successful that I had to return home to leave my treasures before continuing on. A few blocks later more finds and another trip home. Having finally arrived at the market I found one stall which had simply and beautifully displayed their fruit and vegetables in brown paper bags, ready to take home and enjoy.

These are delicious little yellow plums.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Botanical Beach

A day spent at Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island was just as wonderful as I had hoped it would be. Tidepools and sculptured formations have been formed by the sea and wave-tossed boulders wearing away the soft sandstone. It is a magical place.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Broom and Ivy

A gardener had left this amazing broom leaning against a hedge. I liked the contrast of stark branches against lush ivy. Now I must admit that this is not exactly as found, I did do some repositioning.
I think that's called artistic license.