|Requisite waterfront shot|
Nellieville is always on our agenda. We had to check out the latest creations by sculptor Peter Beerits. His whimsical, creative works and the tasty jams, sold on site, are both reason to visit.
On Sunday evening we met for a get together dinner with watercolor instructor, Fred Graff, his wife, Jan, and the other workshop participants and spouses. Feeling something like a family reunion, it quickly became clear that Fred has a strong following, some for 10, 20, even 30 years. Over the coming week Alan discovered why Fred has such a devoted group of students. As an instructor extraordinaire he goes above and beyond to help each attendee. Starting at 9 AM each morning, the day ended with evening critiques of the works produced.
Since Alan needed the car, he would drop me in town each day so I could walk along the waterfront taking dozens of photos I've doubtless taken many times before (and tried not to repeat here). Walking back to our rental west of town, my day was spent experimenting in the kitchen or working on a new project. All in all it was a great week, and time to return home. We'll be working on a renovation job over the coming months, but hope to be back on the road by early 2019.