After days of cabin fever, we finally decided to brave the snowy weather for a day of tea (at my favourite little tea house in town) and Matisse (some of his works are on display at the local Art Gallery). Since we parked near my favourite historical site, Whitehern House, I couldn't resist a little baronial photo op. While inside, I learned of an amazing local early 20th century artist whose works I had never seen. His name was William Blair Bruce paintings and his works were just gorgeous. His use of colour, the sense of movement and detail in his huge canvases, his ability to capture light and shadow=WOW. Anyway, this ended up being my perfect sort of day: a peaceful and civilized little outing centred around tea and art! Didn't hurt to have an excuse to wear some of my favourite vintage items out and about either. Lovely day!