All’s well that ends well. Isn’t that what they say? I left you good folks last week in Pinedale, WY while I was waiting for my car to get fixed so I could get on the road. UPS had delivered and I was on my way home with-in a little over an hour. BOOM!
I did stop at the Mountain Man Museum on the way out of town. Pinedale has a long and rich history with the mountain man. Not far away is the site of the Green River Rendezvous famous from the early 1800’s. It’s re-enacted today. I have to say I was really impressed with the museum that’s dedicated to those hearty men of the beaver trade era.
Very impressive through those doors. The grounds were well cared for also.
My route home took me past Flaming Gore and the dam that holds back the Green River creating the huge reservoir.
I’m always amazed at these giant slabs of concrete. I just finished a book, the Emerald Mile, about floating the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, the history behind the Hoover and Glen Canyon dams and how close we came to loosing the Glen Canyon dam in 1983 due to the historic run off from the Colorado basin. It gives me goose bumps when I think about it. I highly recommend the read if you are so inclined. I finished my copy in the Dodge dealer in Pinedale.
So, here I am back in the studio. Just finished this 48 x 24 oil titled, “The path less taken”, a simple little path in the woods through an aspen grove. If you have ever walked along such a path, it is a beautiful thing. A wonderful place to clear your mind and focus on what is important in life.
Let me know what you think.
For those of you who are interested, I have a one day plein air class I’m teaching coming up on Aug 16. Here are the particulars.
I went out this morning to find a location for the class and I’ve got a beauty. It’s the Top of the Pines, aka the old Girl Scout Camp just out of Ridgway, Colorado. It was absolutely gorgeous up there.
You’re going love it if you can make it. I encourage you to sign up today though as the class size is limited and it will fill fast.
Alrighty then. That’s it for today.
Thanks for following along on this adventure.
I really appreciate the company.