What a lovely day the Madison Urban Sketchers got for the first seasonal outing at the UW Arboretum on Sunday afternoon. We had 11 people show for it. the lilacs were blooming and all the crabapple trees were a riot of color.
See me at the far left in the first photo and my daughter Julie kneeling front right in the second photo. We got a historically warm day...84 degrees...which is pretty amazing for May 2 in Wisconsin!
This is Pat Wafer's sketch of the tree that I was sitting under...see me in the shade to the left! How fun. Thanks Pat!!!
Here is are my "smallies" so far (since April 11). Note in the second row to the left is the trip to the arboretum and at the bottom left a remembrance of my granddaughter's college graduation that same morning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa which we watched streamed! It is the Coe College "seal" and the big bell that each senior rings as they leave the campus for the last time. Abby graduated as a nurse and is off to TX to begin a new life!!!
The big glass pitcher memorializes our first garage sale of the season on Friday.