Not anytime soon

The middle of May is usually an exciting time because that’s when the boats around here go in the water. But this is an unusual year, with all the flooding around Quebec, and the water levels at record highs in Lac St. Louis. The other evening I went down to check out the area around the Pointe Claire Yacht Club to see what was happening. The road leading to the club is closed to vehicles but you can walk down towards the lake. I was shocked to see the water up so high that the parking lot where I often paint is submerged. In fact, the waves were so inviting in the lot that my dog wanted to go for a swim.

Today, I went down to the lake again to see if I could see the Yacht Club from the park nearby. There seems to be lots of movement on the grounds of the club — I guess just a bunch of sailors working on their boats and itching to launch them. I tried to get an ETA on launch day from one boat owner who stopped to look at my sketch. He nodded his head slowly and said, “Not anytime soon…”. Instead I sketched the orange cones and the people who came down to the water to stand on the shoreline and fish.


9 Comments on “Not anytime soon”

  1. Beautiful “lemonade” You know the quote: “When you have lemons make lemonade”


  2. Bernadette says:

    Wow! This is such a beauty, such “a lemonade” of a painting. The title is so fitting. I love it.


  3. Soni says:

    Simply put – love it


  4. Dee says:

    I don’t know why, but your work always makes me smile…..this one especially….


  5. Doug Elliot says:

    Beautiful tree Shari.


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