Saturday, June 2, 2012

Room with a View: Auberge l'lle Flottante

"Auberge l'lle Flottante"
5" x 7" watercolor sketch

We are staying on the island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City, Ile de Orleans in the tiny town of St. Laurent. Tony and Genevieve are the best hosts, live on site with their family, and have five charming rooms for rent. We are staying in Muguet, named after the Lily of the Valley wildflower. This is the sweet view of the dormer. The walls are a pale green paint on wood and feature a painting of its namesake. The window opens to the river, where there is a lovely patio. I apologize for the slightly askew photo.

We had a lovely day of sunshine and weather in the 70s, a perfect day for a 25-mile bicycle ride on the island. At one point we climbed over the island to the northern side and had lunch. Today we have showers, so we will be exploring by rental car.

4 comments:

Barb Sailor said...

Mary - you are far away from home and what a beautiful place to be...to be able to document such a place with your art is a blessing.

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is perfect--so fresh and delicate. I would guess that dormers aren't easy to paint.

Bob Eltgroth said...

After an afternoon of wine tasting followed by a nap, looking out the window, I suggested that Mary should redo the picture substituting wine grape clusters for the tree leaves outside the window.

CrimsonLeaves said...

That is one gorgeous room, Mary!