|Sketching by car with glove compartment for paint palette|
We visited Gary Eagle, blacksmith, who lives on Hungry Hollow Road. Birders brought bird seed and cash donations. In return, he invited us on his property and let us tour his blacksmith shop.
|Gray-crowned Rosy-finches can be seen here in winter.|
|Gary with bird seed donations|
|Chesaw tavern and store|
At Chesaw I sat in our car and sketched and painted the scene of the tavern and store. This remote town near Molson and the Canadian border is well-known by birders for its burgers, beers and bathrooms. Unfortunately, this was the last day for the tavern as it was being sold to new owners. I went up and talked to the owner, showed him the sketch, and wished him and his wife good luck. I will always be grateful to have sketched there that day.