It rained most of the night and kept right on this morning.
Mud....yuck. Jill helped with chores and we finished them in a hurry.
She dropped off a lentil loaf for us to try. Gar and I each had a sandwich for lunch...like meatloaf and delish!
Class today. A new student...Mary W.
Started off with contour line drawing and discussed "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards. This is how we started all beginning art students when I taught at the high school and it really works. Mary did a great job with this.
Tina started working on Hickory.
Judy started a new project...stay tuned to see what this wabbit is going to look like.
Donna continued to work on her tomatoes. Her last class for a few weeks as she will be heading south and will be missed.
Jean's parrot is vibrant!
By late afternoon most of the snow had disappeared.
The ponies were looking for me.
They were a sight to behold. First they spent some time in the rain....then they all went into the indoor and rolled in the sand. Three nutty buddies.
Can't wait 'til they dry off so I can spend half a day cleaning them up.
Tonight Jill invited us to be her guests at a restaurant in Rochester called...
What's especially great about this place...it is a farm to table operation and everything is local.
It had a real nice feel to it.
Kind of industrial...nice lighting.
Jill and I ordered the same thing. A salad with pickled beets, Lively Run Chevre, pistachios, arugula and orange champagne vinaigrette.
and Pierogis over Lento sauerkraut with carrots, scallions and creme fraiche.
Gary had a salad and two appetizers....Mushroom Soup, porcini corstini, chevre and chives....and Maryland Blue Crabcakes.
It was too dark for me to get pictures of Ralph's meal, but he had a salad of Asian Pears, bleu cheese, Asian greens and candied hazelnuts with red wine vinaigrette. His main course was Grilled Duck breast, black quinoa, smoked bacon, turnips, dried fruit, Bolton Chard and Chanterelle mushroom jus.
On the way home the wind was WILD and things (like garbage cans) were being blown all over the place.
Here by 9 and there are wind advisories up until noon tomorrow.
Over and out.