Since we didnt have plans to meet in the city, on Saturday I met with a small group of local sketchers in Center Moriches at Nettie's Farm and Market. The coffee was good, the people were nice, and the view was colorful.
Yesterday I was at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum for an art show that one of my groups was doing. (I had a few paintings in the show too.) Before going into the show I painted the wisteria hanging from the porch of the manor house on the property.
For the last few years I have tried to attend one of the Memorial Day Ceremonies here on Long Island. This morning I missed the one in Sayville which I usually attend since I slept late, so instead I went to Patchogue. I sat in the park by the VFW Hall which I knew was the end of the parade, and caught some of the participants as the marchers in the parade arrived there. I was there sketching long enough for most of the ceremony. It was a touching tribute to those who gave their lives, those who served, and the families and friends of those who are still serving.