Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dogwood Trees and Spring in Indiana

This weekend we complete our time in Indiana with a stay in South Bend.  Michael is working hard with an enthusiastic pastel group which has been sold out for months with quite a few on the waiting list.  Michael Chesley Johnson likes to keep his plein air workshops small so everyone get's what they need out of the workshop so although he is unhappy to disappoint those who could not be accomodated this time, he hopes it is a great experience for those who did have an opportunity to take the pastel workshop.

Meanwhile I had an opportunity to photograph dogwood trees, pear trees, tulips, red bud and other flowering plants and trees against brick homes which make wonderful kaleidoscopes.  Architecture and trees both make great subjects and together they are superlative.

It's hard to believe, but in less than 1 week we will be back home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada where we have many projects awaiting us!  It should be a VERY, VERY busy summer!


Red Bud Tree and Dogwood Tree


Red Door and Dogwood


White Dogwood and Pediment