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My friend Esther and I were sketching in the English gardens in Assiniboine Park last week. It was a gorgeous day and the gardens were alive with stunning flowers but what made me so happy were all the people in the park. So many folks were out enjoying the lovely Manitoba morning.
We chatted with an elderly couple walking their dog. They stopped to point out the hawk in the tree above our heads. “We come here everyday,” they said, “and that hawk is always perched right there. It’s his favorite tree.” A Dad was reading the names of all the flowers on the little signs to his three young children. Several people in wheelchairs were being pushed through the walkways and people with walkers and canes made their way slowly amongst the statues and plants. I was so fascinated with all the folks walking by I didn’t get…
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