On the Banks of the Pembina River

Saturday afternoon along the banks of the Pembina River.

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Storm Clouds Over Lake Isle

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View from Hoffman Beach.

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View from the bridge near Baybridge.

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View from Hoffman Beach.

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View from Hoffman Beach.

I was glancing through a few images this afternoon looking for some painting inspiration. These pictures are from last weekend when we were up at the cabin and stormy clouds hung over Lake Isle all afternoon. The cool weather this spring has meant few cottagers have been out to their cabins and has made for a very quiet lake. The quiet has been very nice.

The Skull

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Venturing down a dusty gravel road a few days ago we came across this skull. An interesting way to decorate a fence with some true western flavor.

There is always something interesting down a back road in the middle of no-where, always something to see, something to discover, and sometimes you find a little inspiration.

Inspiration may just be what I have found in this skull. I am imagining the next fibre art piece with a skull surrounded with stitching and beading. Sounds like a project to consider.

 

Art & Photography by Debra Hunter
www.thehuntergroup.ca

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Mayflies!

Here is the post everyone has been waiting for!

(Yeah right!)

Every year at our cabin we experience one or two mayfly weekends. A mayfly weekend is pretty hard not to notice. The sides of our cabin are coated with mayflies. There is a constant buzzing and humming as the mayflies swarm. A step onto the grass sets off another swarm, and if you dare open the door to the cabin the little invaders invite themselves in to fly near the house lights all evening long.

Mayflies

Mayflies

We went to the lake and got swarmed. We tried to rake the flowerbeds and got swarmed.

Mayflies on the fence.

Mayflies on the fence.

We went to check out the noise at our neighbours and saw this…….

Mayflies swarm over the roof.

Mayflies swarm over the roof.

Even sneaking into the cabin meant dealing with these flying creatures. We left the light on at the front and went in the back door in the dark hoping to lessen the number of indoor mayflies.

Mayflies by the light over the door.

Mayflies by the light over the door.

Mayfly weekend is definitely something to see, however remember to keep your mouth closed when outside or you’ll have a not-so-tasty flying treat in your mouth!