Canadian Cottaging, the 'County' & Montreal

If your heart and soul cries out for forests and lakes and GREEN as mine does then I hope you’ll enjoy these pix from my recent Ontario, Canada trip with a side trip by train to Montréal. We also spent time near Belleville, Ontario (where i grew up) in Prince Edward County on my 54th birthday to take in the galleries and wineries that sprouted up after I left Canada for California.

Birthday Swim

Birthday Swim

Birthday Bliss

Birthday Bliss

Paradise indeed

Paradise indeed

Happy

Happy

I’m 54 today!

I’m 54 today!

kitchen (new cottage)

kitchen (new cottage)

Cottage-ing

Cottage-ing

Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada (Birthday Weekend)

Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada (Birthday Weekend)

Waupous Winery (the ‘County’) - Birthday Lunch

Waupous Winery (the ‘County’) - Birthday Lunch

County Cider (Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada)

County Cider (Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada)

County Cider (Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada) mmmmm…..luv a good cider!

County Cider (Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada) mmmmm…..luv a good cider!

Birthday Kiss

Birthday Kiss

Lake on the Mountains Birthday Tea

Lake on the Mountains Birthday Tea

Hardie Winery in the 'County'

Hardie Winery in the 'County'

Ameliasburgh Pioneer Town

Ameliasburgh Pioneer Town

Visit to Drawn and Quarterly bookstore, Montreal

Visit to Drawn and Quarterly bookstore, Montreal

Montreal Mural

Montreal Mural

birdcages, Montreal

birdcages, Montreal

Old friends, Montreal, Quebec

Old friends, Montreal, Quebec

My favorite!  St - Viateur Bagel!  Café des Arts, Montréal

My favorite! St-Viateur Bagel! Café des Arts, Montréal

Caffè Americano

Caffè Americano

cottaging
Ontario Cottage - The Canadian Shield
Cottage Country Canada

Love Happens

Kathy Crabbe, Love happens, 2013, pen on paper, 5 x 6.5”.Grimlet says: "Love Happens"

Welcome to my newest offering: Kill the Darlings! (kicking against the pricks) - a comic-surreal about love, floating marshmallows, souls-in-the-machine, knees and healing. More coming soon!

Grimlet was inspired by my recent visit to Los AngelesKathy at Mohawk Bend to take in the Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese American Museum, the Giotto exhibit at the Getty, an art opening in Chinatown at L2Kontemporary featuring the work of Simone Gad called Facades and Exploding Fu-Dogs plus I purchased some pens and paper at Kinokuniya Bookstore  in Little Tokyo (I like drawing in public - see photo to the right) and last but not least it was a weekend to celebrate twenty years of wedded bliss - yes indeed.

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Sketching at Mohawk Bend, Echo Park >

Ontario & Quebec Visit 2012

These are photos from a recent trip to Ontario, Canada (1000 Islands cottage country) and Montreal, Quebec.

View more nature sketches here.