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Echodale Christmas

Echodale ChristmasThis blog has introduced you before to our gem of a Regional Park here at Medicine Hat, “Echodale”.  It is a restored farm with all kinds of recreational advantages for us all.  Summer time is great there with the poultry and animals in residence, the garden growing and the cooks in the kitchen baking bread in the old wood stove.  But winter is fun too, with hay rides and wiener roasts.  Here it is, the beautiful old log house garlanded up for Christmas.

Doing these latest paintings is gradually getting me in the mood for the Season, and today I had some really great young friends drop by with their various beautiful kids in tow.  Now that REALLY made my day!  Hope your Christmas joy meter is ticking up a notch or 2 every day as well, remembering that it really is all about relationships.

Possum Playing Possum

Possum Playing PossumThis cat is truly a character, so it’s quite a good thing that she sleeps as much as she does….we’d need a butler to fulfill all the whims!  But thankfully I get a break while she snoozes.  This is her on her favourite blanket on the back of the couch.  When it’s really quiet, I can hear her snore!


The weather warmed upn for a few days and Her Highness waas out playing “Jungle CatPouncer” and other games.  It’s incredible how evolution has prepared these animals to hunt; like how these stripes blend with the grass, and how the face shape enhances her razor vision. Not usre of the value of the extravagance of tail….or how about that paunch?!  I’m glad though that she has a good life, and wish the same were true for all animals.

Laura’s Boots

Bright southern Alberta summer sunshine,  pansies in an old enamel jug, and Laura’s boots & spurs…..that’s my idea of a fine “found still Life.” I “found” it on branding day at the Q last June, and Laura got married a month or so later.  I think maybe this is the wedding present I’ve been trying to come up with for her and Scott.

7 X 9″ on 200lb paper