I do hope he returns the next time I am sitting under my favorite tree. It simply was a joy just to sit and do nothing but enjoy nature and its bounty and be present with a friendly toad.
The sweet gum painting was finished today. It is a quiet painting as well, and am happy with the final results.
The next several weeks will be busy with teaching a summer painting class at NVCC Loudoun campus. In the meantime, enjoy this nice weather and if you run into a toad , you may be surprised at what good company they can be. The best things in life are free and sometimes come unexpectedly.