Bonus dayPosted: October 13, 2013
Having a three-day weekend is a special gift because the extra day gives me time to paint and I used it to take to the road with Laurel and Marc Holmes. Marc and I packed up our paints and easels, Laurel her camera, and we took the ferry crossing from Hudson to Oka Park.
I’ve run into so many people this week who remark that each glorious day that we have in October is a bonus and I agree. When you live with five or six months of winter you have to take advantage of these days. Marc and I set up facing a swampy area of the park but I’m not sure quite why we chose this tangled mess of branches, leaves, pond scum and reflections to paint. The bird life in the park was lively — we spotted some sort of hawk, a heron, a pileated woodpecker and geese honked overhead for most of the day. If the weather continues like this into the week I may just have to get out my easel one more time!