Saturday, June 21, 2014

midsummer's eve with Crow


Crow was kind enough to pose again while the three of us enjoyed the view from his terrace in Alternate Halifax this week. In case you don't know already, AH is a large town that overlooks a very large ocean on the planet known as Alternate Earth, a perch from which Crow occasionally flies from to visit those of us who live on our own regular Earth.

Thought for the day:
Nature always gets the last word.

Happy Summertime

21 comments:

marja-leena said...

Happy Midsummer to you and Crow and young friend! I bet you would have enjoyed the Midsummer Fest we went to today, especially the raising of the Midsummer Pole.

Should Fish More said...

Crow again looks quite pleased with himself, as well he should be. From the watch on his waistcoat it's lunchtime, and he's taking the girl to lunch on the waterfront....they'll have excellent clam chowder, and some fresh baked baguettes.
The sky is wonderful, nice work. Exceptional.

Rob-bear said...

I note that Crow has abandoned his kilt. Do you expect this change will be permanent? Other than that, the artwork is delightful!

Blessings and Bear hugs! Best summer wishes to Crow.

Tom said...

Exquisite. Midsummer greetings to you and your friend from AH.

susan said...

All best wishes for the summer season to you too, Marja-Leena. I'm sure the festival you attended was wonderful.

susan said...

Crow is usually quite pleased with himself, especially since he can always fly away before any unpleasantness begins. Yes, he does enjoy the best at every opportunity.
Glad you like the picture :)

susan said...

Crow hasn't abandoned the kilt. It's simply been folded and placed in one of his commodious cupboards.

We're happy to know you like the new portrait :)

susan said...

Many thanks for your kind words, Tom.
Yes, happy summer.

Lindsay Byrnes said...

Another beautiful work, perched high in the rarefied air one might muse Crow might well have once inhabited an alternative world: that once existed to prompt Chief Seattle Dredge to declare “How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people’.
Best wishes

susan said...

Yes, Lindsay, that was a wise statement by Chief Seattle. I'm pretty sure Crow has mentioned sharing a peace pipe with him.

Best wishes

Sean Jeating said...

Does the stork bring the baby crows in Alternate Halifax? :)

susan said...

The stork in AH spends his time in contemplation.
The baby crows arrive in their usual fashion :)

Sean Jeating said...

Ah. I am relieved. :)

gfid said...

as always, Crow is beautifully attired! I especially like his regal cape. His wee friend is also, as always, charmingly dressed. Midsummer night has come and gone, sigh..... and the dark collects its feet under it to pounce. Enjoy your walks along the shore in the summer light.

susan said...

It's always fun to paint the garb Crow's outfitted himself with on any given day :)
Today looks like a lovely one for a walk if it weren't for the 120kph winds
blowing through - never mind the brief power outages..
Should be a nice one tomorrow that I hope you and Maestro will enjoy too.

Lydia said...

AH appears to be as near to perfect a place as any I can imagine. Crow's face shows such delight in being there, in showing it off to us. Why, I wish I could just fly right on over and have tea on the balcony with you and Crow. :) What a beautiful drawing, so intricate and alive.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

That stork (or heron?) in the background may know a thing or two (or may not, I suppose... but it appeals to me).

susan said...

Oh, I can imagine places more perfect than this (I bet you can too), but I can't quite paint them :)

Nevertheless, Crow and I would delight in your company on his terrace.

susan said...

Yes, it's supposed to be a stork, Andrew. Where there are
chimneys there should always be a few storks.

Steve Emery said...

I like the architecture and ocean backdrop of this "postcard." And I love the AH idea!

susan said...

Thanks, Steve. It's kind of fun drawing architectural stuff but none of what I do bears close examination.