Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thursday Art Date: Miniature


Hello Friends!! 😊😊

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date, today our theme is Miniature. Poor Wile E. Coyote thought for sure this time he'd be able to catch the Road Runner! But alas...he didn't read that miniature fine print on the tonic bottle! I hate that fine print!!!


🍁🍁🍁 Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!!! πŸπŸπŸ


This week I'm sharing some photos instead of drawings. I took a little road trip to the Fundy Bay this week. I visited the Hopewell Rocks on Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick.  It's just over an hour's drive away. The Rocks are also called the Flower Pot Rocks. I felt like a miniature pebble in a great expanse of rock and water, so I think I can squeeze by and say this fits the theme! 😁


The tides are claimed to be the highest in the world. Twice daily you can walk the "ocean floor" for about 4-5 hours, then twice more daily, the tides come in up to 42 feet and cover the entire beach area. You have to skedaddle to higher ground once the tide really gets close! I was there during low tide.

Here's a little video of the tide coming in. I stood on a stone about 10 feet from the waves and within 10 minutes, I had to move back!


The tides have carved out beautiful formations, cliffs and coves along this side of the Fundy Bay.


The enormous piles of seaweed are spectacular. 


There are lots of faces carved into the cliffs and rocks! Here are some more photos:




I took the opportunity to collect some beautiful stones. They are all so smooth with such frequent contact with the tides. 


The Fundy Bay is a magical place for me. I love being here, the last time I visited was 2010 and I'm so happy to be living so close now! I'll be back often now that the park has reopened!


The Hopewell Rocks is an annual nesting ground for the Peregrine Falcon. There is a sign before you enter the lookout, saying to tread lightly and keep your voice down so as not to disturb them. This is the first time (of maybe a dozen times) that I have seen one when I visit this lookout! Very lucky! These birds were on the endangered list in the 1970's, at the brink of extinction. With careful pesticide control and a relocation program, they were considered "not at risk" in the late 2010's!




Maybe my birding friends can help me out here. I'm guessing this is an adult female, because she has a beige neck/throat around her "sideburns"; and her feathering is "barred and spotted" (from my Field Guide To The Birds Of East Of The Rockies - Thanks again Phil!) 


Walking Jack and Charlie at sunrise. The sound of distant coyotes yipping got their attention in the second photo! The entire family (human and fur) is doing fine as I type this!


Nothing miniature about this garlic scape harvest! I harvested 67 of them yesterday which means I will have 67 heads of garlic to harvest, cure and store in about a month's time! I'm going to save some of the heads to plant in the fall, so hopefully I will never have to buy garlic bulbs again for planting. Self-sufficiency! 😊

This week's highlighted artist is Tom from Tom The Backroads Traveller blog! Tom is a very talented photographer as you can see from his photo above!! He has a keen eye. He also has a good sense of humour! Please visit his blog!! πŸ’—


I'm linking up with these wonderful bloggers today, or at least trying (!!), please visit them for some really interesting posts! And why not join in on the link parties? You can meet some really nice people!! 😊

Friday July 2nd : Paint Party Friday
Saturday July 3rd: Eileen's Saturday's Critters
Monday July 5th: Angie's Mosaic Mondays


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Miniature" creations! If you know of any fellow artists/creators...can you let them know about Thursday's Art Date friends?

See you soon!!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date:

July 8th: Criss Cross
July 15th: Mornings
July 22nd: Your Favourite Decade

Click on the links for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! 🎨

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! Also, if anyone adds a link that has nothing to do with the art date theme, it will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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123 comments:

DVArtist said...

Well of course I love your art but I was hoping you would post photos of your trip. Wow! I see why you love it there so much. What a great place. You look beautiful too. Ohhhhhh the harvest of garlic scrap. Nice very nice. You have to come read my post. You will crack up. Talk to you soon N.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Fantastic pictures of the peregrine falcon! When I was young, one of my favourite books was called, "My Side of the Mountain" about a boy who lives by himself in the Catskills Mountains and has a trained peregrine falcon to hunt for him. I've loved them ever since! Those Fundy tides are remarkable. -Jenn

Christine said...

Cute cartoon Rain! The Bay of Fundy looks amazing. Tom has wonderful photos.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Wow great photos and happy Canada Day! I really miss the coast sometimes, need to get over to Oregon at some point. We're actually opening to go East into Wyoming this fall, never been there. Glad you're getting a great garlic Harvest!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

What lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing. And a very lovely picture of you as well.

Also, thanks for the falcon pictures. I do not think I have ever seen one that close.

Elephant's Child said...

Poor Mr Coyote - who of us hasn't been caught by fine print.
Love the photos and envy your trip.

Kokopelli said...

Hi Rain! Beautiful photos from Fundy Bay. Powerful nature. And you look really good in that selfie. Also great to hear about the peregrines. Such beautiful birds. And YAY for the garlic. Once I have more garden space, I'll definitely plant some, too. Have a great day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really just stopped by to wish you a happy Canada Day, but got caught up reading about Fundy Bay and the rock formations and tides. I certainly enjoyed my time visiting this place that is so special to you. Have a great holiday.

Elkes LebensglΓΌck said...

Hello Rain,
Your drawn cartoon picture is great and so fun. Who doesn't have the small print, I'm not a fan of it either!!!!
*wow* is that nice this little trip to the Fundy Bay. What a rocky landscape and these little stones that you found. I'm excited.
How exciting the Peregrine Falcon you saw, great photos and that definitely fits the topic ...
I've never seen this garlic green like that, it's great that you have a lot for the months.

I wish you a happy Canada day, take good care of you, hugs Elke

NatureFootstep said...

Hi Rain.
I love places like this and can walk there for hours. We have something like it in Sweden but to go there I have to drive 7 hours. :(
Love the Peregrine falcon as well. Good to know it is not endangered anymore. Nice shots.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful place.

Hm, I almost forgot to read the fine print ;)

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art and photos. I love those rocks, what a wonderful place to visit. You looks stunning! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

baili said...

poor Sylvester lol

nice and fun drawing dear Rain !

oh thank you for introducing such fascinating beach ,highest tides in the world sound bit scary and really thrilling to me wow

you captured place beautifully ,rocks carved by water look so intriguing and amazing !

falcon seems so comfortable with your closeness and shots ,glad that specie is out of danger now .
your harvest is great pleasure for eyes . enjoy the delicious meals with homegrown veggies :)
blessings!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

this made me really miss the bay of fundy! we took teddy there quite a few times. it is an amazing place. thanks for the mini trip! i'm so happy everyone is doing so well.

Tom said...

...I remember visiting the Fundy Bay about 60 years ago, it was a wonderful trip. I must say that your garlic is doing so much better than mine. Thanks Rain for hosting, I'll be back tomorrow to link.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A lovely trip to the Bay of Fundy, an area I hope to visit as soon as travel opens up fully. Congratulations on seeing the Peregrine Falcon, an impressive bird that always leaves me in awe. I entered your challenge this week based on my complaints about the miniature type size in the book I just reviewed. I hope that's not too much of a stretch. Happy Canada Day, Rain. I hope we all take a moment to reflect on the tragedies of the residential school system, however. There is much to celebrate in our country, but there are wounds to heal too. Hugs from Ontario. David

Martha said...

Beautiful art and photos, what a gorgeous place! I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well. Happy Canada Day! :)

Mary said...

Looking fabulous in one of your great hats Rain!
The Bay of Fundy pix are awesome and I can see you visiting more often now you live closer.

I'm thinking that could be a juvie female Peregrine as the feathers are still quite light. As I do annually - an addiction of sorts - I watched four being raised in New Hampshire at a location on the 13-story building where Bob worked years ago! This year the parents (same pair for the past 6 years) raised them with such love and care and all four fledged about two weeks ago - one female, four males, all healthy and so beautiful to watch. They are such gorgeous birds.

Happy CANADA DAY DEAR - enjoy and stay happy and healthy.
Mary x

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Thursday everyone.
Thanks to Rain for prompting us again today.
Congrats to Tom for being featured today 😊

much❤love

gigi-hawaii said...

It looks like such a nice place to be on a summer day. Very cool and refreshing!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We visited the Hopewell Rocks when we were down in the Maritimes a few years ago. SO awesome! You found a handful of truly beautiful little rocks as souvenirs. And may I say, that's a fab photo of you, Rain!

wyomingheart said...

Gorgeous photos, Rain! So happy for you to get out and enjoy one of your favorite areas! Have a perfect weekend!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Oh LOL! Poor Wile E., he did himself in once again. I love your sense of humor, Rain. This is awesome. I really love your pictures of Homewell Rocks. I see a little bear sitting in that first picture and of course there are faces carved out by the rocks. What a beautiful, peaceful place ... you are lucky to be so close. And, by the way, the picture of you is gorgeous ... I mean really gorgeous.
As for your Peregrine ... it could be the male or the female sitting on the nest as the coloring of both is the same. The only way you can distinguish them is to see them together and then you will note that the female is considerable larger than the male :) It is, in fact that way with most raptors.
The sound of coyotes would have caught my attention too ... it always sends a shiver down my spine. It is fairly certain that they wouldn't approach with a human on the scene, but, I never want to second guess them ... if hungry enough :(
I don't think I have ever seen a garlic plant ... how cool they are and how awesome that you are growing your own. You are a real pioneer, Rain ... glad to see those pink, happy cheeks and smiling face.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely art and fabulous photographs.
I can see why you say 'The Fundy Bay is a magical place'

Happy Canada Day and have a happy month of July.

All the best Jan

Veronica Lee said...

Wow! The Fundy Bay does indeed look like a magical place!

What a fascinating post!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Belated Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Day wishes to you, Rain, as we prepare to celebrate our πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’₯holiday weekend here in the US, and a soggy one here in NH to start. Thanks for sharing these photos of not onky your trip to the Bay of Fundy but one of yourself too. A day trip is always a great way to lift your spirits and certainly this one seemed to do that for you. The photos of the peregrine falcon were impressive too and how fortunate to have captured them on your visit. Also, liked your headgear as I have something very similarπŸ˜€

Leftycrafter said...

Such lovely photos of a gorgeous place. I could almost here the water lapping on the shoreline.

Rain said...

Thanks Nicole! :)) I'm happy to share those photos, it was so magical for me as you know and really gave me good perspective and clarity! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn! :) I'm glad I conjured up that memory of your favourite book! I only wish I had time to stick around for high tide when I went, next time! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine! :) That Fundy Bay was a wonderful place to be!

Rain said...

Thanks Nancy! :) I hope you make it to the coast, being near the ocean is really a wonderful thing, I'm so grateful! Yeah, the garlic harvest is going to be a big one!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks TB! :) I used my zoom lens for the falcon, I was about 30 feet away from her...she just kept staring at me. I think we were both very fascinated by each other! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Elephant's Child! :) I hate the fine print, especially as my eyes age...

Rain said...

Thanks Kokopelli! :) I agree, powerful nature indeed. I am drawn to that area of the world. The garlic is awesome, I hope you get to plant some!! They don't need too much space!!

Rain said...

Thanks Elizabeth! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

Rain said...

Thanks Elke! :) I'm thinking about what I can do with all of those stones! The garlic scapes are the flowers of the garlic plant before they bloom, and they taste like mild versions of garlic cloves, very delicious! I'm lucky to have harvested them, and very surprised at how well they grew this year!

Rain said...

Thanks Monica! :) I'm the same, I love to walk in beautiful places for hours. I got lucky, that day was overcast so there were very few people around.

Rain said...

Thanks Valerie! :) That area of my province is very magical for me, I'm blessed to be living so close to it!

Rain said...

Thanks Baili! :) I'm very grateful to have all of those garlic scapes! They're in the fridge waiting for me to figure out what to do with them lol! The Rocks is truly a wonderful place and I'm happy to have shared those photos! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Joyce! :) Nice to know Teddy got to visit. I was thinking there has to be a way I can bring Marlene...if not for all those stairs, I may call to find out if we can somehow bring her down another way so she can experience it!

Rain said...

Thanks Tom! :) How nice to know that you were able to visit the Fundy Bay! It is a lovely spot for sure! I don't know what I did to get that garlic growing so big! :)

Rain said...

Thanks David! :) I was tickled to see the Peregrine Falcon, I have never seen any type of raptor before and this was so special for me, glad to share the photos!

Rain said...

Thanks Martha! :) Everyone is doing well, life seems to be back on track! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Mary! :) That is SO neat about your Peregrine addiction lol! Thanks for telling me all of that. The Fundy Bay is truly a wonderful area, it was a great little road trip!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Gillena! :) So happy you are enjoying the art date! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Gigi! :) You're right. That day was sweltering but the wind was so refreshing and the mist off the Bay too, was very nice, a little salty though! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Debra! :)) Those little rocks...I will likely make some kind of jewellery out of them, I actually got about 50 of them, they are so smooth! You visited the Rocks, so you know how amazing they are. Lots of earth and water energy there! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Dino! :) I'm so glad I finally got to go after so long!

Rain said...

Thanks Andrea! :)) Interesting about the size of the raptor. I was really trying to look all around to see if there were any others in the area, and that was the only bird. Next time I visit, I'll stay a little longer to see if more birds appear. There were SO MANY faces in all of the cliffs and rocks...I spent hours just looking at them! The coyotes around here stay away from the humans. I feel quite safe with my pack AND my pepper spray! Though sometimes their yips and howls are quite haunting! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Jan! :) I'm just so happy I got a chance to finally visit!

Rain said...

Thanks Veronica! :) I really enjoyed that road trip a lot. There is a lot of energy in that spot and I'm so glad I experienced it again. It was rejuvenating!

Rain said...

Thanks Dorothy! :) Our Canada Day was a soggy one but that was fine because there were no loud people out and about! :) I'd love to see your "headgear"!! The one I wore is called "The Down Under" it's from Australia. Alex got it for me as a gift one Christmas, I love it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Marsha! :) It was a lovely day trip, I can't wait to go back!!

John R said...

What a beautiful place. You are very fortunate to see the falcon. I'd love see one. And meep, meep, The Roadrunner! One of my fav cartoons.

carol l mckenna said...

Sweet photo of you ~ so pretty ~ Great variety post and Happy Canada Day to you ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Becki said...

Fundy Bay looks (and sounds) like a great place to be able to visit easily. Thank you for telling us about it, and sharing your pictures. What good falcon pics! And what a pretty picture of you, Rain. :)

Jeanie said...

I'll have to show this to Rick. He said one of his best rides was cycling around the Bay of Fundy. He didn't take photos, though, so now I know what he was seeing and I can see why! It looks like a wonderful spot.

Jeanie said...

PS -- Happy Canada Day (a day late but still, celebrate!)

Linda Kunsman said...

Love the cartoon:):):) And Fundy Bay is so beautiful with lots to enjoy and explore. I've never had scapes but I know I'd enjoy them very much.Happy PPF!

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

What a lovely post, Rain!
So beautiful along the Fundy coast.
I am originally from the south shore--so I love sea and the Fundy area.
The Peregrine falcon pics are amazing.
And what a great pic of you.
Fun art too!
Happy weekend.

Betty said...

I didn't know of fundy bay and it seems very scary with such high water levels when the tide comes in, you would really have to pay attention walking around there! I would be scared. Like you, I pick up stones on the beach, they have feeling/history and I have a pot of them at home, no idea what for! Not painting at the moment, too busy with work but miniature things happened here today, I transplanted my teeny little lettuce seedlings into pots (this is an outdoorsy garden table top lettuce growing venture so all very small but great for cutting salad leaf) Betty x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Stunning views Rain. Poor Wile E, how he hoped his shrinking would hide him from the Roadrunner hee hee.. Good to read the fur babies are doing well, i'm on Freya walking duties this week dodging the squirrels and pigeons she loves to chase. Look at all that garlic, I have 7 out of 9 planted in my tiny tiny garden, the scapes will make great pesto.
Take care Tracey xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rain,
I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day! I always enjoy seeing your cartoon sketches, the Road Runner is a favorite. Your Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks photos brought back memories of my trip there, it is a beautiful place to visit. The Peregrine Falcon is an awesome bird, great series of photos. I love your cute furbabies, I am glad they are staying alert to the sounds of the coyotes. You are looking good too, I am glad everyone is doing well. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

Shiju Sugunan said...

I like the details you observe. Lovely pictures all, especially like the falcon.

Phil Slade said...

Hello Rain. What an amazing place that Fundy Bay. We get high tides but nothing like those. I'm amazed you got so close to a Peregrine. Probably helped by the location, relatively few people that might cause the birds harm? And of course the fact that your pictures are of a fresh juvenile yet to realise that humans are best avoided.

Sue said that you need gin with that tonic.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You look so pretty and happy there! It's nice to have some special places that make us feel this way. Love that Falcon!

Rain said...

Thanks John! :) I really got lucky seeing that falcon, it was such a treat! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Carol! :) I appreciate your compliment!

Rain said...

Thanks Becki! :) The trip to the Fundy Bay was so re-energizing for me. I really needed it!

Rain said...

Thanks Jeanie! :) How awesome that Rick biked around the Fundy Bay!!! Was he on the NB side or the Nova Scotia side? Either way, it's a lovely ride!

Rain said...

Thanks Linda! :) The scapes are delicious...I guess like a scallion to an onion, much milder than the actually garlic clove. I really feel blessed to have so many!

Rain said...

Thanks Dixie! :) Wow...I envy that you are from the South Shore...that is an area we considered moving to! The Fundy coast is such a beautiful area...hope you have a lovely weekend!!

Rain said...

Thanks Betty! :) There are rangers in the park who actually come down to the beach area and make sure people are gone when the tide starts to really come in fast! I envy your lettuce growing! I used to grow lettuce in my window year round and always had baby lettuce...I need to start doing that again! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tracey! :) Yes! I plan on making pesto with the scapes...scape butter and then flash freezing the rest...oh scape and potato soup too! :) Enjoy your walks with Freya! Those are moments that are precious! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Eileen! :) I'm glad I jogged your memories! This area is not to be forgotten! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Shiju! :) Seeing the falcon was such great luck!

Rain said...

Thanks Phil! :) The Peregrine was a good 30 feet away, I had my zoom lens out. The lookout in that area of the park is very remote and when I was there anyway, there was nobody else. So it's a juvenile, thank you for that information! I wish there were a few of them together to compare sizes. Oh and tell Sue, I'll bring the gin for that Giant Tonic! LOL...that made me laugh! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Diane! :) It is a special place for me, definitely. I feel so re-energized since being there! :)

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

Your art is amazing and so is Fundy Bay! Thanks for the recipe on toasting pita chips. When I worked for a big telecommunications company we had Peregrine Falcons on the roof with a webcam. We had a very tall building which they liked. They raised their young there for many years. It was during that time when they were endangered. WOnderful scapes! The flower photo is beautiful!

Rain said...

Thanks Sam! :) That's really neat about the Falcons!! I hope the pita chips recipe works well for you! :) Let me know!

Belinda said...

Oh wow, Rain I thoroughly enjoyed your photos from Funday Bay. The falon s beautiful. I’m happy you got to see it on your visit. I hope you have a terrific weekend.

Rain said...

Thanks Belinda! :) Having a terrific weekend, hope you are too! :)

bill burke said...

Amazing art as always, Rain The Bay of Fundy, wow, what a gorgeous place. The Peregrine Falcon is totally awesome to see. Thanks for sharing all this beauty for us to enjoy. Have a wonderful week!

Rain said...

Thanks Bill! :)) I can't wait to go back...it was such a wonderful experience!! :)

WendyK said...

Just love your cartoons. Beautiful photos, especially of the peregrine falcon.

Rain said...

Thanks Wendy! :) I really got lucky seeing that falcon! :)

Aimeslee Winans said...

I busted out laughing at your first cartoon sketch, Rain. I never liked Wiley E. so good for Roadrunner! Happy Canada Day! Wow, what a cool beach, had no idea there was a spot like that with those tides! And, are you sure you didn't bring your own makeup crew there with you? That is a gorgeous gorgeous pic of you -- framer for sure! So glad the furry duo is healthy and I hope you have a great weekend/week! xoxo

Rain said...

Thanks so much Aimeslee! :)) Glad my sketch got you laughing! :))

presstfortime said...

So many things to say and so little time in which to say them, but your photos make me want to take a trip right up there! You have some spectacular scenery to admire. I remember a trip with an ex and five children up that way, and I'll always wish I could've focused more on the surroundings than yelling at children, roadside van breakdowns, and an irritable ex. Maybe one day... Thanks for sharing these wonderful pix.

Pam said...

Loving all your minatures! Love the sound of the water. That always makes me smile and makes me just feel good all over. I would enjoy being close to the ocean so that I could just hop in the car and head that way when I needed a pick me up....but from where I am, the ocean sound is seven plus hours away. Glad to hear that everyone and all the furs are doing well. I am still kicking and my furs are awesome, all three of them.

Lea said...

Fun artwork!
Love your photos of the Falcon!
Have a blessed day!

Martha said...

Beautiful post, Rain! What an amazing area. This is the type of place I'd enjoy immersing myself in and return home a whole new person. Those stones are stunning! I would have picked some up to take back with me, as well. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Presstfortime! :) It really is a beautiful area and I think I'll be going back there this week!

Rain said...

Thanks Pam! :) I really feel grateful for being so close to the coast. Even though I'm a mountain mamma, I always feel so re-energized when I'm near the ocean!

Rain said...

Thanks Lea! :) I appreciate your comment. :)

Rain said...

Thanks Martha! :)) ♥ I have those stones right next to me, and I am feeling their energy. If you ever make it to the Maritimes, we will go to the Rocks together! :)

Rosalea said...

Beautiful pictures, Rain. Good to see the scenery and the critters, and those scapes are beautiful. That is a super nice picture of you as well! You are looking good!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Hope you enjoyed Canada Day - I do love Road Runner and Willie Coyote

Rostrose said...

Haha, yes the small print can be dangerous ;-))
I enjoyed your road trip to Fundy Bay - very beautiful, fascinating landscape. Oh, and seeing the Peregrine Falcon this close is really amazing! You look very happy on the selfie - and it's good to read that the entire family is doing fine :-D
Have a nice week!
XOX Traude
https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/06/tagesausflug-schloss-artstetten.html

Nancy Chan said...

I like the cute road runner cartoon character. Thanks for showing the Hopewell Rocks and the beach with low tide. Yes, I can see face rock. I like your photo. Nice shots of the falcon. Great harvest of garlic scape. I haven't tried planting garlic.

stardust said...

Nice to know you had a good time at Fundy Bay, Rain. You look so happy. I can feel nature's wonder in such interestingly sculpted rock formation, dramatic tides, and wildlife.

Yoko

Pam said...

Okay, why is the name of this blog still Rain's Garden....needs to be Rains Art! haha....I was going back through your pics on this post a min ago and something hit me....those rocks with the opens in the center, looks like a thumbs down shape..haha

EricaSta said...

Happy belated Canada Day, Rain. Wish you a very good week. I saw your smile, I see your feel fine. Wished I could go into the Mountain too...

...hugs by Heidrun

Rain said...

Thanks so much Rosalea! :)) That spot on the Fundy Bay is gorgeous!!

Rain said...

Thanks Carol! :) I love ANY Looney Tunes!! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Traude! :) It was such a great road trip and seeing the Falcon made it just perfect! I hope to go back soon! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nancy! :) Garlic is very easy to grow, but it doesn't like containers...I learned that a few years ago!

Rain said...

Thanks Yoko! :) It is a very magical place and the earth energy is amazing!!

Rain said...

Hi Pam! :)) Yes! I know...and I'm working on a new website called Rain Frances Art!!! I'll keep everyone posted!!! :) There are SO many shapes in the Rocks!!! So many things to see!!!

Rain said...

Thanks Heidrun! :) Hugs right back!! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I absolutely loved seeing the Bay of Fundy and the beach around it! Wonderful. I have read about it, but this is the first "real person"** visit I've seen and your photos and words are great. (** Of course I'm sure the people who write travel books and guides are REAL too, but not real to me the way fellow bloggers are.) How I'd love to visit there. We saw a place in Alaska famous for high tides (name of the place escapes me) but we heard there that "yours" was even better!! Happy all are well and as always admiring your art! Poor Wiley C never did read the fine print did he?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh forgot to say, spectacular pictures of the Peregrine Falcon! That is one of the reasons I'd love to visit there.

Sylvia said...

Rain, Loved the video to hear the power of the water! Have a great week. Sylvia D.

RO said...

As always, your artwork is amazing, and what a treat to live so close to such a beautiful park. The scenery there is truly amazing! Hope you're doing well! Hugs, RO

Angie said...

Rain - stunning rock formations, especially with the plants growing on top - I can see how they earned the name Flowerpot Rocks. How marvelous to see a peregrine falcon - your photos are amazing. No wonder you look so happy in your selfie/photo! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great post Rain! Your artwork is so cute! I hope you had a good Canada Day! I was at those Rocks a long time ago! My mom has a picture of me with them. I should share it one day! Thanks for sharing your pictures of the Hopewell Rocks! Loved seeing them all! I love the stones you collected! You look so beautiful in your picture! That Peregrine Falcon is stunning! WOW! Big Hugs!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a wonderful adventure! Our kids are going out east in August, they hope, to visit the other gramma! She's in Bouctouche!

Rain said...

Thanks Sallie! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the post! I plan to go back this week again, it's such a beautiful area! About (omgosh) 20 years ago I went kayaking around those beautiful rocks during high tide and it was such a fun experience! I don't blame Wile E....I rarely read the fine print myself lol! :)

Rain said...

Thanks so much Sylvia! :) Glad you enjoyed it! :)

Rain said...

Thanks RO! :) I do feel very lucky to live close enough to visit there! I wanted to go so badly last summer but they were closed because of the virus.

Rain said...

Thanks so much Angie! :) I was very happy to be there and can't wait to get back! I really loved seeing that falcon!!

Rain said...

Thanks Stacy! :)) I'd LOVE to see that photo of you at the Rocks!! It's a real special experience to go there, I'm happy you got to go!

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn! :) I hope your kids get to visit the Rocks. Bouctouche is a little north of me, maybe a few hours drive, I've never actually been up that way but I know that there are some lovely coasts to visit up there too!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Rain,

Oh, snap! I love your miniature illustration!! I think I shared the cartoon in my A2Z series this year where Wyle E Coyotte becomes miniaturized. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!