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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Camping? Sketches

We are at my cousins in Walden, Colorado.  They have a family reunion and go camping.  We go to the campsite and visit and eat, then come back to their house and sleep in a bed and have our showers, coffee, etc.  It was about 31 degrees F. at the site last night. I was happy to be snug and warm.  The kids all love it and try to be tougher than the other one, I guess.

Of course I didn't take photos.  Crazy.

I sketched early this morning on the deck.  I sketched in the regular sketchbook with the Micron 02 and some watercolor.  They had a hot air balloon lift off.  It was calm and beautiful.

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Number 9, exit - the balloons flying away.  Ten was a pretty good number for this small town.
Number 9, to do with a body of water - A mermaid salt and pepper set
It is fun to draw some knick knacks that I haven't done before.  Kris' house is full of antiques and odd found items.

 The balloons across the way.  We didn't have to go to town to see them.

Rex was raking and baleing hay, trying to beat the rain, so is missing much of the reunion.  Gene helped him some today.  Hopefully I will get a couple of photos.

 Looking toward the mountains, you can see the flags are at attention in the wind.

Their house from across the field.  More mountains in the back.  It is beautiful here, now.  I cannot imagine the winters....  Yikes!  There is a big forest fire up north of town about 25 miles away.  It will burn for a while as there are many dry trees that have died from beetles.  It needs to get really cold for a month or so to kill them.

We will be here a couple more days.  More down the road.....


Bag Blog said...

I could use some 30 degree weather. We got a little cooler the other evening - in the 80's. Yesterday's temp was only in the 90's.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the sky in the photos is just gorgeous :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, this is the first cool place all summer, the altitude is about the same as Angel Fire.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, skies in the High Rocky Mountains are special. Clean and less air. Ha!

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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