Saturday, November 10, 2018
Moses Coulee Nature Conservancy
Here is an assortment of wildlife found right outside the front door of the lodge.
A roiling wood stove heated the cabin nicely. A bit TOO nicely for my taste, but my sleeping room was down the hall and perfect for good nights of deep sleep. An introvert, I found the conversation fun and interesting– everyone was talented and friendly– but tiring for this loner. I slept 9-10 hours each night!
Opposite the wood stove was this new addition to the cabin, so I drew it as we chatted about our day's work and adventures from sketching out in the sagebrush.
Here is the lodge itself. This is the first thing I drew on the day I arrived, sketched while listening to the sharp, staccato calls of the small black ducks on the pond behind me.
High above the lake the wind kept blowing my hat off. I drew this huddled against the rocks where there was a wind break.
A half-page, quickly done in front of the lodge. Unusual for me, I painted the colors first and drew the contours last.
I wish I could have drawn the starry night sky, the Milky Way and the longest, brightest shooting star I've ever seen.