Stoney Creek Garden Center is south of Minocqua, WI and is one of the most diverse and eclectic one I've come across. I could paint here all day. I had a few hours on Thursday morning, however, and just settled beside an old potting shed. I liked the worn exterior and the huge jungle of vines that has engulfed it! The rain barrel and the big old jug/vase were nice elements too.
We got some lovely warm sunshine that morning for a change!
Out front is a koi pond with a lot of fish and I had about 20 minutes left before I had to head off to fix lunch for my company. So I just did a small sketch there in the shade near Millie.
I've been waiting for the price on the Hahnemühle Watercolor Sketchbooks to come down. So when they did I ordered one from Amazon. I thought the packaging was amazing. Made in Germany, it was sent out from Nottinghamshire, UK and then the instructions said, "if not deliverable, mail to Sweden". A very international purchase!!! So I glued the interesting bits into the front of the sketchbook.