Sunday, November 25, 2012

THANKFULNESS!

CONEJO BOTANICAL PARK HIKE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 2012

CONEJO BOTANICAL PARK HIKE #2

We are back home from a wonderful Thanksgiving week where we had the blessing of being with all of our children and grandchildren.  Everyone still enjoys each other's company.  In today's world where everyone is scattered around the country and around the world, not everyone can gather the clan together for special holidays.  We feel very fortunate and appreciative.  

Unlike myself, my children LOVE hiking and wanting to be part of the group experience, I go, too.  I am the only one out of breath dragging up a steep incline.  They are always there to lend a hand or an arm in the more precarious areas.  In spite of myself, I get some needed exercise and a good aerobic workout  plus some photos of beautiful areas.  No time to paint during the hike but I have been adding to my new leather bound sketchbook while sitting comfortably in front of my iPad working from some of the photos.  The Oak trees in California have the most amazing twisted limbs which feel so expressive and fun to draw and paint.  As an aside, for those of you not familiar with Spanish names, the name Conejo is pronounced KA-NAY-HOE.  It translates as rabbit.  

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving shared with special people you care about be it family or friends.

6 comments:

Mary Paquet said...

Lovely memories of a beautiful family day. Sketches are always so fresh, aren't they.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thanks, Mary. It is a small sketchbook, so no space to get fussy!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. Family gatherings are what make Thanksgiving special.

So, were these sketches done in your festive sketchbook from the previous posting? That is a stunning sketchbook.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Peggy, If I understand your question, yes, this is the same sketchbook. The new sketches are from this last trip. I think I will fill the book with images from our hikes! and other family images.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

What a fun Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing your trip and your sketches!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nothing I cherish more than being with my children and grandchildren so I am sure glad you got to spend time with your own. The sketches are wonderful!

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