A few days ago, we drove out into the country - about an hour from Ottawa - to the picturesque village of Burnstown, Ontario. We had recently come across an article about Burnstown and its artists, especially the architectural potter, Richard Gill.
Why not go for a day trip some time this summer?! When our daughter visited us from Toronto, it seemed like an opportune time.
We dropped in at the gallery owned by Richard Gill's wife - where his work and that of other local artists are sold.
I noticed he offered 2-day workshops from time to time...
After looking around, we stopped for a delicious lunch...
... at the Blackbird Cafe.
And, of course, we couldn't resist the ice cream store nearby!
For some reason, Burnstown reminded me of a county village I had visited in England. From time to time, I had to remind myself that this was Canada!
(I'll have to visit whenever I get the urge to travel. An hour by car is a lot less money - and hassle - than a week or two away!)