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Childhood memories, my backyard was several acres of open fields, and a huge rolling hill under a hardwood forest! which we thought was a mountain as kids. The best memories I have, tobogganing under a full moon, and sledding every day in the Winter, the days when I loved Winter! Then the arrival of Spring & bunnies were everywhere, and the maple trees were tapped for Maple Syrup, singing birds & best of all when you’re a kid...mud! and rubber boots for splashing! I still love the smell of mud in the Spring! Then Summer, my favourite season of all...barefeet, butterflies, picnics, every minute of everyday day in the great outdoors. building tree forts, flying kites, does anyone fly kites anymore? and finally the season of colour, Fall! no more barefeet, but so much colour, collecting leaves, and running through them & the arrival of pumpkins! I feel so blessed to have had this as my playground as a child, unique memories I will always treasure.
I watched our bouvier, Ferris from my upstairs, studio window last week, playing in the backyard, amusing himself & just thought it would make a great map! We can’t always travel afar, but we can appreciate where we are, and make the best of what we have, and I certainly saw him doing that! lessons learned from our dog! he’s happy chasing his ball, or chewing on one of his many bones, or just rolling in the snow! He gets a big run everyday, and sometimes runs with me, but he’s just as happy in his yard! and he loves the snow! Hand-drawn & hand-lettered map, in ink & watercolours, our backyard. He’s such a great fella, full of life and always makes us laugh, he certainly can teach you to embrace life fully! I had a lot of fun with this map! and illustrating his busy day! no need to explain the yellow snow!
This map highlights a few of my favorite destinations and animals of a recent trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stand on a tabular iceberg and be deceived at Deception Island. Can you name the three species of penguin shown? How many different types of whales can you find? These questions and many more can be answered by close inspection of the map of Antarctica!