It was just too beautiful to stay inside today, so my Sweetie and I drove up 71 North to Sharon Woods park. First, we saw the gallery show of MasterWorks (paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors/pastels by John Ruthven, John Agnew, DeVere Burt, Ann Geise, Linda Howard Bittner,etc.). The work was mostly photo-realistic so didn't move me much. Ruthven is a local celebrity and his style reminds me of the work of Audubon I've seen. One of Agnew's paintings - a landscape - was gorgeous with light flickering through the very green trees. Ann Geise's work was sometimes more painterly. The show finishes tomorrow if you like nature art and are interested in seeing it. The prices ranged from ~$100 for a small giclee print all the way to a very non-watercolor style watercolor priced at $13,000 (I like penguins but not that much!).
After we visited the gallery, we drove over to the harbor and walked around a while, enjoying the heat of the day and the sunshine. It could be the last beautiful weekend in the 80F's! Here are some photos Jerry took to share.
This tree made me think of a Las Vegas dancer with an outrageous headdress, doing a high kick!
You can rent paddle boats and paddle easily around the lake, taking in the scenery. Or bring your own fishing pole or canoe.
My favorite scene - this says autumn to me, my favorite time of year.
Hope you can get out and enjoy the weather in your part of the world today. If not, pretend you're walking up this beautiful leaf-strewn path today, taking in the sights.