|Helen Tilston's Painting "The Afterglow"|
More treasures found on the beach. I have returned today to Southampton Beach. It is a blissful sunny day 24 celcius. The seagulls are singing and a killdeer is trying to lure me away with his broken wing trick. I must be close to his/her nest so I shall move a little. There is room for everyone.
|Killdeer nesting on beach|
I have been playing the music from my concert of last week and "Ave Verum" is my default song.
|A couple and their boat have taken rest on the shore|
Two young girls "Pearl and Michelle" have stopped and chatted and Michelle has asked numerous questions: who am I, where am I from, how much money is a painting, where did I learn to speak English. Michelle suggests that if I like I can put them in the painting but just to make sure that I show she is wearing a turquoise tee shirt and Pearl is wearning a pink shirt. They inform me they are on their way to the shore to collect driftwood for their bonfire tonight. Marshmallows will be roasted. Michelle is 7-3/4 years and Pearl is 4-1/2 yrs old. Michelle is the boss.
I become engrossed in my painting and I can hear Michelle's shrill voice "Pearl make sure the wood is dry- Pearl collect some more-Pearl only 5 more minutes". They ascend the dunes "Pearl keep going, just a little bit more" They have collected two shopping bags of kindle and one huge limb from a tree.
As they pass Michelle says "Helen keep painting, you better finish this today as it is going to rain tomorrow". I ponder ... Are leaders born? Is leadership learned?
|Poutine is made with french fries, cheese curds and gravy|