Saturday, May 30, 2015

Guilford Docks - May 2015

Greetings to All,

Eleven artists painted and one visited.We found a hazy atmosphere that lingered through most of he morning. As I arrived just before 9, two rangers from the Fish and Wildlife Service brought a small boat to the float on the east end, picked up gear, and headed out to band terns in the Faulkner's breeding colony. In the river, a flock of gulls competed for the left-overs from a squadron of ospreys that whirled over the shoal water, first spotting their fish from the tops of masts. Those boat decks are going to need regular wash-downs!

Denise stayed on the east end for an organic view of the morning. Sally and Keiko found more mixed views of the stream through the marsh behind the sluice gate. Betsey started out near Sally, but the no-see-ems drove her to move back to the east end. Everyone else worked in the dock area - Pam (who left early), both Jays, Bob, Tina, Judy, and I. Gayle dropped by to chat for a while.

About half-way through the morning, the sky began to spritz a bit, but not enough to mess with our paintings. The bugs were a problem, but we shared the bug juice around and toughed it out. Then we ignored any byo lunches that we had brought and instead visited the Little Stone House for lunch. The lobster rolls were to die for, and I didn't hear any complaints about the other offerings that also looked very appealing.

Sometimes, even with two or three cuts at the group photo, you just have to let it go. Plenty of pics without it.

For the month of June, I have us scheduled as follows:

June 4 - Clinton Landing - behind the town hall
      11 -  Stony Creek Docks
     18  -  Flo Gris
     25  -  Rain Date for Flo Gris -- Otherwise Circle Beach/Neck Road boat launch
               with a falling tide through the morning

Guilford Docks



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