This was the most beautiful day, in the beginning, but clouds began to form ahead of us and at the same time we kept watch on a storm approaching from behind us. A storm sandwich, to be sure and when we saw the lightning on ridges directly behind us - it was time to bale. Before we even reached the appointed lunch spot/coffee shop, it was pouring. There is something so nice about about meeting, eating, in a dry haven while wild weather takes over the landscape. About 12 PAAC folks swapped stories about painting, weather, wild animals and the 'one that got away'. Leslie Allen waxed eloquent about painting the Algonquin Park in Canada... sigh.
Soon, the storm passed.
I did not enter this painting into the show for lack of a frame but I was not sure if it was done. When in doubt, leave it out.