And then last Saturday was a day when the temperatures plummetted down into the 40's and never got much above 60 all day. I know that's not much of a hardship but it was a shock after all the nice weather we've been having recently.
But, when I was taking a break from the landscaping projects I've been working on, I was out and about taking some springtime photos here on the ranch this week. You'll find some of them below.
But first I just want to say that there are still some openings in our art workshops for this year, so if you're an artist looking for instruction, please review the workshops on our website, check out the style of each instructor's work, (there's a lot of variety so it should be easy to find someone that you'd like to learn from) and get yourself signed up for one of them.
|Each of the workshops are on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday|
|Aug 25 to Aug 27||Judy Wilder Dalton||Abstracted Landscapes|
|September 29 to October 1||Qiang Huang||Oil Painting - Plein Air|
|October 13 to 15||David Forks||Bringing Plein Air into the Studio|
|October 27 to October 29||Rich Gallego||A Simple Approach to Powerful Plein Air Paintings|
For details on the workshops, and how to sign up, click the link to visit our website at: http://www.paintedviewsranch.com/workshops.html.
Now, here are those photos ....
(Click the images for a larger view.)
The bog is actually part of our pond's natural bio-filtration system. Water from the pond is pumped into the bottom of the bog where it filters up through the gravel allowing the bog plants to take nutrients from the water before the clean water is then returned to the pond.
He must be doing a good job. We haven't lost any yet.