is from a few weeks ago when the colors
of autumn were at their most brilliant and the
Mute swans were of a mood
to pose for me.
I set up on the breezy ocean side of
the road that runs along between
the Pacific ocean and the Esquimalt Lagoon.
The red front wall
of the historic Dunsmuir family castle is a cover
of Virginia Creeper vine.
To the left of the estate, are
colorful maple trees from the
beautifully aged Japanese strolling garden which,
in my opinion, is the jewel of
the Hatley Castle estate.
oil on wood panel
8 x 10