I have not been in to Cliff Gilker Park for a very long time. But yesterday it was too much to bear when Jenny and Sammie were heading out for a run. I had to go up there with them.

They day was spectacular, brilliant blue sky, cool sweet air. I packed my Carnet de Voyage and my travel paints, gathered my camera and off we all went. While they ran the trails, I spent a fabulous two hours about 50 feet into the forest (hey, it was way better than nothing and I’ll gladly take it!) and thanks to the Rotary Club I had a solid rustic bench and platform to work from. It was right next to the bridge and the splashing falls, noisy and moist and very lush with ferns and moss.

Simply Heaven.