Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Hike at West Point on the Eno

Today was absolutely GLORIOUS! The sky was bright blue, sunshining, and the balmy 62F degrees just INSISTED we do something outdoors. We decided to hike a bit at one of our favorite local parks.

We walked several trails along the river meeting other walkers out with their children and dogs. Beech trees still clung to their cinnamon leaves. Sweetgum balls littered the paths, and the recent rains this week left many of the steeper paths a bit slippery. A couple of brave souls even ventured across the spillway thru frigid water (there was still ice on the mill wheel!).

We visited the area of the park where we exchanged wedding vows almost 14 years ago, and wended our way to the part of the river where we first began our annual journal entries and woodland walks. I stood for about 15 minutes and sketched again this favorite spot.

When the temperatures began to fall and we finished our walk, we returned home.

I remembered I had sketched this part of the river back in 1992 and so looked up my journal entry from that day.

Back that January 1, it was a cold 39F, partly sunny, and we had just planted several trees. The sketch from that day shows the same large rock, though from a different angle. I had never attempted to sketch... so this was a first.

I've uploaded both the sketch from today and the one I tried in 1992.

I have a lot more practice to do! SIGH!


Donn said...

Looks like you've come a long way since 1992, if the top one was from 2006! Nice that you had journals back that far. It's something I should have done long ago. BTW, what type of journal are you using? I've seen so many different ones. I need to start one, even at age 71!

Terri said...

I love that you can compare the same spot in both sketches from two different time periods! You have certainly come a long way my friend. :o)