Tag Archives: environment

Sunset?

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Sunset? Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Sunset? Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

The other night we were finished supper early enough to head down to the beach to watch the sunset. Instead, it was a little foggy and our sunset soon disappeared in the fog. I have seen many sunsets here on Marco Island and with the help of watercolours created a sunset of my own…or did I? Enjoy, feel the sunset in your part of the world and keep making art.

Solitary on San Marco Island

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Solitary on San Marco copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Solitary on San Marco Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park


This was inspired by the photography on the cover of a real estate magazine. I don’t know the photographer but loved the image and made a few changes to make it my own…almost impossibe not to do with watercolours anyway. Enjoy, visit Marco Island and keep making art!

Everglades Osprey

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Everglades Osprey Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Everglades Osprey Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

This mother Osprey was not impressed when our boat got a little too close to her nest full of eggs. Papa Osprey was nearby as well. She rose out of the nest making noise and did so until we left. We saw other nests with hatched eggs and could see two or three little heads peeking out at us. One of the more experienced mothers seemed unperturbed when we came near but this one wasn’t having it. Enjoy, explore the Everglades and keep making art and in this case photography!!

Snowstorm Bonanza

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Snowstorm Bonanza One 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza One 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

 

Snowstorm Bonanza Two 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza Two 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

 

Snowstorm Bonanza Three 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Snowstorm Bonanza Three 2013 Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

St. John’s, Newfoundland and the Avalon Peninsula were hit by a major winter storm that brought 52 centimetres of snow and winds up to 121 kilometres per hour (that is hurricane force for the interested reader!).  These pics show what greeted me, my husband and two kids when we opened the front door at about 8 am January 11.   It actually was another foot higher by noon when we ventured outside to start shovelling and snow blowing the snow from our driveway.  After three and a half hours of grueling work ( and play for the kids), we came in looking forward to a hot meal and were faced with a power outage.  We were equipped with a good emergency kit though and were still able to make a great meal and had hot chocolate and tea to finish it off.  As we have electric heat, our house started to get pretty cold by about 830pm and we were all in bed by 930pm to stay warm.  We slept like logs!  Hope you enjoy the pictures and keep warm out there!

 

 

Lance’s Cardinal

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Lance's Cardinal Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Lance’s Cardinal Copyright 2013 Lorelei Walsh Park

Some of you may remember a blogger and artist names Lance Weisser.  He is an amazingly talents watercolour artist and an inspiration to me.  He has not blogged since May of 2012 now and although I have searched for him, I can not find him.  I know others have looked for Lance as well.  His blog is called weisserwatercolours.wordpress.com and he is a wonderful gentleman.  This cardinal, completed with watercolour pencil now belongs to my mother but when I look at it, I think of Lance.   Don’t forget the people who touch your life, even for a moment, as they can have a long-lasting effect on your heart and soul.  Value them deeply for you never know when they may just disappear.  Enjoy and keep making art!