We had our big meal in the middle of the day, so no dinner fixing tonight! Jonah was just back from Detroit where he attended a US Social Reform conference, thousands of people! He was ready to eat some home cooking and watch some soccer. What fun we had...like family. Doesn't happen very often, what with our busy lives...alas!
But a walk was needed, the day was overcast and not too hot so we decided it was time to venture the path up from the Capital building. Yes, there is a huge wild park just behind and above the Capital. What an amazing city Montpelier is!
Capitol building with forest, path winding
Benches along the way
and a tower on the top with other park visitors
Wonderful stonework; I am fond of stonework and arches.
A 360 view at the top. Even on an overcast day, it was picturesque, though this is only good because I have the real memory to charge up. Still it is giving me ideas.
Bruce was glad for a seat. It was all uphill and he is feeling a bit on the downhill side of things.
Yep, the path downward.
So, now home and I am trying to figure out this painting. Yes, blurry to start with, but interesting to see in the context of the stones and stairs. I am looking at it from a fresh angle, feeling more curious about this piece which started with such a promise and then got more confused as I added the paint, shifting its focus and burying that promise....why does this happen? I thought I would paint over it, but when I put it on the easel the determination to erase this painting shied and I found myself attempting to strengthen what was there, perhaps searching for the meaning lying hidden but wanting to be found. Maybe I can get to the studio tomorrow and get a better look at it for you and for me.
Hope you have all had a weekend of wonders.