We've been home for a WEEK and I have managed to clean up the landscaping, take 2 hikes, put our furniture back in it's place as our first summer tenant decided to rearrange our house, and BUY another property! This one is a good samaritan deal for Brian and Sharon Bieberle. Brian has worked on the past two renovations I have done, one in Oak Creek Valley
and one in Lubec, Maine,
and he needs to be a homeowner again! So we are working out a deal for him to buy this home from us and he will fix it up for himself and we get payments for the next 15 years(or less). It's actually a great deal all around for him, us, and the community of Oak Creek Valley since it was a vacant foreclosure.
One of my two hikes was to Fay Canyon where the meetup group we created had a paintout: http://www.meetup.com/Plein-Air-Landscape-Painters-of-Sedona-and-the-Verde-Valley/
. It was not very well attended, but we did have great weather. Below are 4 kaleidoscopes I made of the Fay Canyon area.
View from the parking lot at Fay Canyon
Michael Chesley Johnson at his easel