This is just a mild spring zephyr compared to the big wind of ’67. Or was it, uh, ’76? Oh, well, no matter. Oh, I remember the big blow well. Owl, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, 1968.
I think this day was the day that spoke loudly to our Plein Air group. “It’s too dang cold to be doing this!” But, a beautiful blustery day it was. It was Saturday, October, 30, 2010. We arrived at 10:00 a.m. and were thankful that the washrooms at Lakeside Park in Kingsville, Ontario were still open to the public. I know that seems like a strange thing to be thankful for, but trust me as a woman washrooms are a big priority!
Margaret and I were the first to arrive. We happily waited in the warm car sipping our coffee, and munching on our sandwiches. We didn’t have to wait long for three other brave souls to arrive. I must admit that thoughts of turning back entered our minds. But, we sucked up our civilized instincts and soldiered on to fight the wind and the cold.
We wandered around and finally found a scenic spot that was sheltered by two beautiful full spruce trees. The five of us hunkered down and got to work. The trees in this park are magnificent. My photos can not capture their rugged beauty. Next year we plan to come back in the warmer weather.