Category Archives: Cape Breton Nature

Tall Ships and Bird Islands

Last week my visitor, Liz, and I took a boat trip to the Bird Islands primarily to see puffins. The puffins are the small breed and challenging to photograph. I include a shot of the cormorants instead. We also took … Continue reading

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The beauty of July in Cape Breton

View up St. Ann’s Bay from the Lobster Galley; Little River Beach; the remarkable tree roots on hike to Uisge Ban Falls; the Louisbourg Lighthouse National Monument:  no more words needed!

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Watercolour: plein air and negative painting

The beach scene is plein air at a location not far from my house (those are tacks in the sky, not birds!). Summer here is so wonderful. Back in the studio, worked on a negative painting of the beautiful papery … Continue reading

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Kayaking, finally!

When Cape Breton is gorgeous, it is like a piece of heaven, and I feel so grateful to spend time in this beautiful place. Yesterday was one of those days and kayaking with two good friends made it a perfect … Continue reading

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Cecropia Moth

Having left the back porch light on during night time since the bears visited a while back, I wake in the morning these days to find moths on the outside of the screen door. The other morning, I found this … Continue reading

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Ink and Watercolour for Spring

Fifteen new small watercolours have emerged from the studio this week based on some spring flowers from my garden. I produced a somewhat similar small set of paintings with limited edition cards last year. This new set is the result … Continue reading

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Spring and My Neighbour’s Waterfall

My friend and neighbour, Deanie, took me on a hike back to her waterfall recently. It was so invigorating to feel the cool air and bit of spray at the bottom of the falls. Oh, Cape Breton! You do delight!  

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