Merry Christmas

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Rosehips

rosehips

Tonight I am sifting through images taken recently looking for painting inspiration. I always feel it is easier to paint seasonally, but white on white on grey just isn’t captivating me at the moment. Perhaps the bright red of rosehips will hold my interest, but I’m not quite sure. Are rosehips painting material or just interesting when photographed? Time to have a think.

Photography by Debra Hunter

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Heritage Square

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Rescued steeple.

Today’s post is a visit to Heritage Square, a quiet tucked away corner of  historic buildings located in the downtown area of Red Deer (Alberta, Canada).

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Historic store.

This area is always picturesque, but becomes even more interesting once blanketed in snow. The area becomes quieter and more timeless.

One room schoolhouse.

One room schoolhouse.

The school is a very interesting building. The interior has also been preserved.  I have been lucky enough to see the inside of it on a couple of occasions when my children have been to the square on a school field trip. It is always great for children to see local history up close.

Private library.

Library.

The library, that once belonged to a private home, is a very interesting building due to its shape. It sits front and center in the square as a showpiece while the other buildings flank the sides. The library indicates that even in the early years of the city that there was a lot of attention paid to architectural style and detail.

The feel of the square is enhanced by wooden sidewalks and lamps of a period styling. It is a spot well worth visiting no matter the time of year.

 

Photography by Debra Hunter
www.debra-hunter.com
www.handmade-canada.com

 

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The Iced Lake

sylvan lake, alberta, canada

On Sunday we decided to go for a winter lakeside walk. It has been ages since I have ventured to the lakefront at Sylvan Lake, which is a bit odd seeing it is only 20 km from home. I think the fact that the lake is so busy in the summer had kept Sylvan Lake off our list of destinations. Winter, however, provided a much more relaxed setting of fairly empty sidewalks, easy to find parking, and still a rather pretty lake.

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The trees were quite eye catching as they twisted framing in the lake.

sylvan lake, alberta, canada

The straight horizon highlights a large expanse of ice. A few were brave enough to tackle the lake on skates, but the ice shacks for fishing have yet to appear for the winter.

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And of course one last picture of trees. Perhaps they will be inspiration for a future painting.

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Photography by Debra Hunter
www.debra-hunter.com
www.handmade-canada.com

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