Yesterday, my new en plein air pro traveler easel arrived. It is amazing! My range has extended considerably since it fits into a backpack. Before, I needed to lug around a heavy easel so I never went beyond a 50 yard radius from my car or house. Now, the sky's the limit!
The weather today brought me back to Morris Arboretum, this time to the part called "English Park" for its more open spaces and this fountain built in 1915. The water flows down the central set of steps, creating a unique water flow and giving this fountain the name Step Fountain. A bird happened to fly by as I was setting up my composition, just asking to be included. Can you see him?
Have you ever done yoga? Then you should know about B. K. S. Iyengar, the Indian who is largely responsible for bringing yoga to America. He wrote a book titled Light on Yoga, which inspired me to make a daily practice of yoga over 10 years ago and I'm still going strong most days. Well, it turns out that this sculpture by Robert Engman is an abstract portrait of this very yogi, who gave a presentation at Morris Arboretum the day this sculpture was dedicated in 1978. Three circles and a square interlock in a way that suggests movement and balance. A second casting of this sculpture is at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, DC.
I'll leave you with memory of today's sunshine... to help you through tomorrow's extreme weather.