Spring Renewal

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I’ve been able to walk this Spring, but have been nursing a broken wrist since mid March. Its coming along, and I can begin work again, very cautiously and slowly.

Two years ago, I built a slender painting box, out of scraps of baltic birch and walnut. I could walk for miles with it, plus paints, small panels and easel.

After long Vermont winters, Mud Season precedes Spring, and walking on delicate nature trails is discouraged until things dry out a little.

A favorite refuge is not far from where I live, with a path maintained by the Nature Conservancy. Herons and egrets, muskrat and turtles and pileated woodpeckers, red-wing blackbirds, ducks and geese love it here where the Laplatte River empties into Lake Champlain.

small pochade, set-up at the Laplatte Marsh