The morning clouds started clearing right away when Celeste Bergin and I hiked around Whitaker Ponds to find our painting spot. Any day spent with Celeste is a good day, but even better when we can both paint!
I'm not sure why, but the drainage pipe interested me and the way the light reflected in the nearby water. I learned something, which is always true about plein air painting, and had fun. The algae and flotsam in the water did not make for the most beautiful landscape, but it was a good experience.
Especially when the mama duck swam through the pipe into my view. She was not alone, though. Five ducklings trailed her.
A good day.