Tilting at Beacon Hill Park

This trip has been a bit challenging for me.  My body has been  tilting as I walk, as it did at the first Women’s March a year and a half ago.  But the trip to Beacon Hill Park yesterday was pretty easy.  We found a parking place immediately across from one of my favorite places to paint.

Before painting,  we explored the park and my body cooperated.  The park  is such a treasure, filled with trees, trees, and more  trees; flowers, birds – everything from ducks to peacocks – ponds, lookouts, and more.  Here are a few of my favorites..

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After exploring the park we returned to my favorite tree and I painted it whilst Paul settled close to me and did the beautiful drawing that he posted yesterday.

I call this tree ‘Emily’s Tree, Again’.  I painted it a few year’s ago. thus the ‘Again’.  ‘Emily’s Tree . . .”  because the park is near her home and she painted here often.  She and I share a love of trees, and a love of expressionist painting of trees.  As I worked, there were moments when I felt her spirit moving my hand.  If I’m lucky as the trip progresses I’ll feel it again.

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Emily’s Tree


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4 Responses to Tilting at Beacon Hill Park

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Tiltiing or not, you and your body responded. The pictures are wonderful (I like all of them but particularly the crow and the squirrel). Emily’s tree is indeed beautiful. Keep at it. It is definitely nice to travel with you guys.

    • Jean says:

      Thanks, so much, dear friend. Glad you like the photos and the painting. Those two are favorites of mine as well . . . but it’s hard to decide. I loved them all. It is a beautiful day here today. Another day in paradise.

  2. Wendy Prest says:

    Jean, I am so happy to be traveling with you, Paul and Picasso!

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