…welcoming spring, that is!
I escaped last weekend to a spring time retreat with the Saskatoon Quilter’s Guild and spent a relaxing time sewing, visiting and finishing some items on my “to do list.”
Once home I became acutely aware that my days in the studio are numbered. I have been organizing hand outs and packing samples for my upcoming trip to the Sunshine Coast. Getting ready for such trips and workshops doesn’t change, but when I look out my window I realize that spring is finally here.
I have tried to walk more regularly and on Tuesday, as I was making my way along the lake I heard a strange noise resembling plastic tarps getting folded up. Upon further investigation I became mesmerized by this:
The ice has moved toward the shore and was pushing up onto the beach only to unfold into a thousand glittering icy straws. Candle Ice! I had seen it in pictures and I had read about it in books – this time I witnessed it with my own eyes. Nature still is the best inspiration and remains the most versatile artists I know!