Welcome to what "Hello September" looks like to me!
As I delve more into the world of color pencil sketching, the more I am enjoying it. After trying my hand at landscapes, people, birds, animals, food, scenery, not one theme stands out as a favourite. Not yet anyway. First sketching other people's pictures via video tutorials, then sketching my own photos, it is now time to sit out in nature and sketch what I see. I better do that sooner rather than later or I will be sketching winter white scenes. These are my most recent projects.
Fish Creek Park Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday to a special friend! It was necessary for our visit to be outside so we were very thankful to be afforded a beautiful day. Fish Creek Park has paved paths, lots of wide open spaces, many big benches to relax on, walkways, an artists garden, flowers, trees and little picket fences. It's good to be outside, it's good to be social and we found a perfect part of the Park that we could share hours celebrating her birthday. It was a very different way to celebrate yet we made it enjoyable with a stroll around seeing the sights, a picnic lunch, a present to open, people watching, basquing in the sun and topping it all off savouring orange creamsickle floats with dreamwhip and a cherry!
Bowness & Baker Parks
A morning walk around Bowness and Baker Parks was where we settled on to spend time catching up on life's happenings. A walk & talk, that's it! There's lots of areas to walk here and that's good because we had lots to talk about so needed lots of ground to cover. It was a beautiful day to be by The Lagoon and along the Bow River, pair that with sharing hours with a fellow Bluenoser, it was a win win opportunity! It got even better when we were joined by another friend and we three then added speciality drinks and sweets to the mix. I like when friendly conversations spark new ideas!
Nose Hill Romp
It is between seasons up on Nose Hill. The flowers are saying good-bye summer, the lake level is low, the greens are turning beige and brown. This week's visit was more of a romp all over the place attacking the hills rather than focusing on photo opportunities. No matter what the season up on The Hill, it feels like a mini escape and fills the heart and soul with all that is good.
Forgetmenot Pond Sunrise
I had all intentions of spending time hanging out at Forgetmenot Pond but it was not happening and time was passing by. I had an open window of a few hours on this morning and those hours corresponded with sunrise. It was time to get on out there! It was me and the sunrise and it was perfect! Two laps around the Pond admiring the day as it began, then breakfast at my favourite table filled those few hours. Each time I visit Forgetmenot Pond is memorable!