The early New Year brought us a nice surprise , we received 3 disks of photos and music in the mail from cyclists Mary Ann and Dave from Ontario who we met in 2010. They were traveling for 121 days photographing and documenting their adventures . They stopped here one incredibly rainy stormy day to take a picture with our dummy fisherman we had outside that Summer just for the fun of it.
What a lovely couple they were and are, so brave of them to challenge themselves to such a ride and camping along the way at that. They were so wet as you can see from the photo above . Mary Ann even has on kitchen rubber gloves duck taped closed to keep the rain out. Trust me these people knew what they were doing and if I may say so,they were no Spring Chickens, they had snow on the roof if you get my drift? We offered them our bunk house to sleep in and a hot meal and cloths dryer,but we didn't have enough room for them to set their tent up to dry so we then sent them on to a close by Motel where they got to dry out and relax. We followed their blog while they continued on their journey and then we all got on with our lives but did think and talk about them often and then this package arrived this New Year. There are photos of all the wonderful ports and towns they visited ,with captions and photos of scenery and People they met on their way, we were included in these photos as well as shots of my art and we are honored to be remembered and thought of in their fond memories of the friendly Maritime Provinces.So, reading their lovely note and looking at their Cd's and hearing their news of being new Grand Parents last Summer ,we today sent them a signed copy of my little book "Lu Lu Belle the Happy Puppy"for them and their grand babies. Thank you Mary Ann and Dave for being sent our way and us having the privilege of meeting you and leaving a mark with you ,for you left a wonderful mark with us.
Now meet my snowman, first one this Winter, I always love to play in the snow and really living here in the Maritimes South Shore does not give me the bit of snow I like to see. Driving in it is another thing, but one can always find some joy in playing in it, so meet my man..the only hat I had for him was my Saint Paddy's hat, he wears it well.Actually we may not have this snow for long, not to worry if you hate snow, for tomorrow it may be gone but I hope my snowman lasts a few days .
I have been slack regarding starting any much needed painting this year so far. I now have a lap top just for writing so this past few days I have been writing my first draft of my next Children's book which is about a Mouse, I may share more as I write, we will see. It is coming along nicely ,in the way that I can see the art work for the book as I write, that can be a good thing. I like it when things just happen to flow. It is hard to believe but I am also thinking of the Summer Tourist Season,scary but from years of doing shows one has a tendency like preparing for Fall in the Spring, such as wood piles etc. .Remember the old saying? "Make hay while the sun is shining?"Well that is what I am doing,wow!!!my head hurts I need a break!!!just kidding, I will survive...Ha Ha...could be a song...LOL ,Oh I am funny today.
So get out and build a snowman or woman...why not?Eh?