Singing Maple :: Érable charmeur

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely… but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Today is an important day in Canada as it is the federal election day. I live in a wonderful old town (1783) named Rigaud that has a population of 7566 and its mountain covers 47 square kilometers. Last weekend it was the Festival of Colours celebrating autumn’s colours and 50,000 people came to view the vistas provided by the peak on Mount Rigaud. From there you can see the Ottawa River, the Lake of Two Mountains, Lake St. Louis, Lake St. Francis, the Laurentians, Laval, Oka, Montreal, the south shore to Beauharnois and west to St. Anicet. And there is this singing maple that stands tall and proud, looking over its constituents.

Aujourd’hui est un jour important au Canada car c’est le jour des élections fédérales. Je vis dans une vieille ville (1783) nommée Rigaud qui a une population de 7566 et sa montagne couvre 47 kilomètres carrés. Le week-end dernier, c’était le Festival des couleurs et 50,000 personnes sont venues voir les vues du sommet du mont Rigaud. Du haut point, vous pouvez apercevoir la rivière des Outaouais, le Lac des Deux Montagnes, le Lac St-Louis, le Lac St-François, les Laurentides, Montréal, Oka, Laval, la Rive-Sud à Beauharnois et à l’ouest Saint-Anicet. Et il ya cette érable chantant qui se tient droit et fier, regardant par-dessus ses vistas.

Paper: Arches
Colours: Q. Gold, Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine
Location: Rigaud Mountain, Québec, Canada


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