Back Home and Catching UP


Hope everyone has had a great week!  It will take a while, but over the next week I’ll begin catching up on everyone’s postings – looking forward to it.

We just returned from our trip and things are finally getting settled around here.  We had a wonderful time visiting with family and friends, my sisters’ wedding was beautiful, and most important was the time we were able to spend with my parents.  If you’ve followed my blog you’ll understand when I say, yes – changes were noticeable.

Hope to start a new painting soon, I was on such a roll before we left, and if I don’t get back to the drawing today (Thursday’s Drawing), it will definitely be worked on over the next few days.

In the meantime I have several photographs from the trip.  The water scenes are from Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course in Sodus, NY – the background water is Lake Ontario and foreground water Sodus Bay.  Gorgeous, right?  The other photograph is from my sister and brother-in-law’s property, an operating fruit farm – quiet and peaceful, just as life should be.

Please feel free to use these photographs as inspiration for a painting.  Hope you are all well, it’s great to be back.

Sodus Bay Height Golf Course

Sodus Bay Height Golf Course

Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course

Sodus Bay Heights Golf Course

The Farm

The Farm

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23 Responses to Back Home and Catching UP

  1. Looks dreamy. Glad you’re back:)

  2. Nice to see you again, Mary. Take it easy with catching up with blogs, likes and comments. I wasn’t away and I’m behind. Thank you for the gorgeous photos. Makes me want to travel!

  3. Painting for Joy says:

    Sounds like a lovely trip! I’m sure your precious time spent with your mom was priceless. The country side is beautiful. Glad you are back Mary. Missed reading your posts.

  4. lulu says:

    A. Great interlude and I know you will draw inspiration from what you saw.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Lulu – I have ideas already, just waiting for the opportunity. We are hoping to fly into Boston this summer and go up the coast of Maine – we miss it and are in need of some decent clam chowder and a stiff sea breeze!

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Gorgeous photos. The tranquility shines through.

  6. Welcome back, Mary!!!! Missed you! 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Happy to be home Marina, thank you. I missed you too – hope to catch up on any new designs you may have done. Hope you are well.

  7. M-R says:

    Especially love the farm shot, as the windmill is a really Aussie icon. 🙂

  8. dorannrule says:

    Great photos Mary! I’m glad you’re back though and I am looking forward to your next masterpiece!

  9. Hope you had a great time and happy that you’re back. looking forward to hear some exiting stories of you holiday! Great shot!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Eva – it was wonderful being with family. A very special time. Glad you like the photographs Lake Ontario has some really beautiful spots – I have a great shot of one of the lighthouses (waves slamming against it) for an upcoming painting.

  10. elisa ruland says:

    Welcome back, I’m glad you were able to relax, recharge and reconnect! Beautiful photographs!

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