Thursday, July 9, 2015

Voluptuous Summer Abounds

Young Sorraia stallions Gosto and Capaz at the
Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve

The voluptuousness of summer abounds.  How pregnant with rich colour the landscape is!  How sleek the steeds that gallop over it!  And how little time there is for writing about all this wondrousness...its tourist season and the Ravenseyrie Art Gallery is "making hay while the sun shines".

June got by without a Journal of Ravenseyrie entry, but I will share a few photos from that time and the present.  And...just a hint of a big entry soon to come.

View from the top of the bluff at Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve
overlooking the famous North Channel of Lake Huron
Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

How richly coloured the Whitetail Deer are in summer, and how proud
their bearing!  Magnificent!

My sweet spot at the "Top of the World" at Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve

Morning comes to the Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve

Evening comes to the Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve

Lunch with the Ravenseyrie mares living on the Twinravens range in Tehkemmuh
Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada

Our last born foal, Rija...a coming two year old now!

The captain of my ship, Kev!
Who would imagine July would be so chilly requiring an insulated jacket???

A brief glimpse of part of the Ravenseyrie gallery
on the waterfront in the Harbour Centre
Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Smaller study of Black Capped Chickadee
Watercolour by Lynne Gerard

Full sisters, Pinoteia (left) and Altavida

Small study of Pinoteia
Watercolour by Lynne Gerard

Summer grasses!  Sine qua non!

This year, I saved the horses' winter hair.  Soon I will tell you why!


Anonymous said...

I just love all of the photos. Your words make me feel as if I am there seeing what you see.

Annemiek said...

Lovely summer impression Lynne! Your art is amazing! Tomorrow we are going to visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Finally seeing Rembrandt's "Nachtwacht" for real. Rudolf's wintercoat is coming your way 😊

Opinionated said...

How astoundingly you have captured the raptures of midsummer in such a precious place! How gleefully I gaze at your so perfect renditions in watercolor (?) of your subjects! How fascinated-ly I wonder what next with the fuzzy stuff stuck in the brushes! My head spins! (with possibilities)

Lynne Gerard said...

Thank you for these comments from Anonymous, Annemiek and Opinionated.

Another month has gone by and my special article devoted to horse hair remains unfinished, but I promise you, before the snow flies, I will reveal what special undertaking I have been pursuing!