Dahlia Collection Bayard Cutting Arboretum, LI, NY, a photo by linfrye .. on Flickr.
While visiting my sisters and mom this past 10 days, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon with my dear friends Susan T. (www.flickr.com/photos/52358552@N06/) and Joan T. (www.flickr.com/photos/23074176@N08/) at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum (www.bayardcuttingarboretum.com/).
The day couldn't have been more gorgeous - blue skies, mild temps, sunshine -- and a garden filled with blooms! We visited the area near the community gardens where the Dahlia collection was housed and in full glory. We sat among the vegetables and sunflowers and painted plein air together. It has been so long since I've done any plein air work -- such fun, and to chat and enjoy the scenery, flowers, and weather with good friends - was just a bit of heaven!
The time, of course, went far too fast -- but I hope to see these gals again soon.
Thank you again, Susan and Joan for a most delightful afternoon!
for dozens of photos from this trip including plein air sketch.