We arrived home from Arizona in the early days of April. Trees dot our landscape, both evergreen and deciduous. The prompt this week on #ScribblePicnic is TREES. Perfect.
We live about 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snow still lay in the bush for the first few days after our arrival and in piles as a result of the snowplows.
It rained. It felt cold. No more blue skies every day.
No colourful flowers. Bare trees. But spring is coming. (click to tweet)
But the grass was green. The evergreens displayed their uninterrupted colour.
The deciduous trees are still bare. Some buds have begun to peep out.
I look for buds every day. I took my camera and went hunting for spring. You can see the results below.
I used watercolour pencils to paint the large pine in our side yard.
Then I used water to make it look like a watercolour painting.
I sketched in pencil our bare wild cherry.
We went to an Earth Day Event in the park put on by all our local churches. We were given gifts of tree shoots from Haliburton Forest.
We live on the Canadian Shield so we have rock – lots of rock. Mostly granite.
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Check out I Remember – The Seasons, written by Brenda Poulos and I did the illustrations.
Building snowmen…going for hayrides…raking leaves. These are just a few of the pages in I Remember the Seasons that will bring fond memories to life for those affected by Alzheimer’s. I Remember the Seasons is a simple and effective picture book containing lovely illustrations by Janis Cox. Poetry, and discussion questions will set the stage for meaningful conversations between people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.