Sitting here typing this in the kitchen this morning, and Coltrane (our new golden retriever puppy) has decided that the bottom of my yoga pants would make a good chew toy. She is also very curious about the clicking sounds my keyboard makes as I write. For the most part, when I move my work station to the kitchen, she contentedly curls up somewhere near my feet if I'm not moving around too much. This morning however, we haven't had a good play yet, so she's a bit more restless, chewing one toy, then another, then sitting in the middle of the kitchen staring and sometimes barking at me to pay attention. She's just realized I am not going to move for a bit, so she's curled up under the table by my feet. She's quickly shaping up to be a wonderful addition to our pack!
Alright, enough with the puppy updates.
North Rustico Beach was my favorite beach on PEI. My friend Jen and I visited there back in July. I liked that it wasn't a park as most of the beaches on PEI are National Parks. It was the busiest beach we visited, lots of families out enjoying the gorgeous, long July day. Readers, kids fishing off the wreckage of the dock, dad's guiding their little guys through the tiny waves and squealing with delight at the cold water rushing up their tiny shins. And the dunes! Most of the beaches around PEI have sand dunes, but there is a boardwalk that goes over most of them to protect them from further erosion from people climbing over them to get to the beach. North Rustico had no such boardwalk. Shown above was the path to get to the beach. Lovely soft, red sand topped with beach grass. Those sand dunes are a work out to climb. The sand is shifty and getting stable footing to go up is a bit difficult. They are perfect for sitting in though and I most definitely did. Yup, I had my Anne of Green Gables moment, parking my self in the dune with pen in hand and sketchbook in my lap, looking out at the sea. It was glorious! The ripple effect the wind makes with the long beach grass over the dunes is quite mesmerizing. You can hear it, like wind in the trees.
This piece is currently hanging at the High Level Diner. I got up at the crack of dawn and hung the show yesterday morning. The new works are now loaded onto this site (2014 gallery) and my Facebook fanpage. The show is up for October & November.