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Independence Grove

Independence Grove

One of the preserves in my area was formerly a gravel pit, if I’m remembering that correctly. They shaped it and let it fill with water, and planted the hills around it with native seed. Now people walk and jog around the lake, or fish along its shoreline.

This is a large canvas, 24″x36″. As I gaze at the image here, I am remembering that a few months ago I felt I had room for some new activities in my life. Isn’t that hilarious? I should have known all I had to do was wait a bit. Sure enough, events rushed in. My husband broke his foot. It is a bad break, one that takes months to heal. No weight on it. He can’t drive. Suddenly, I’m very busy! Also my little dog needs to have surgery on his knee. I’d hoped to put that off a bit but he is limping more now so it is time. Two patients at the same time! I suppose the heat wave we have plunged into is a good thing in a way, because it is much easier to convince Pete that walking is not such a great idea right now. When this is all over the 3 of us will be hitting the trails together. In the mean time, I’ll content myself with painting the trails I long to visit.