The staff, the airy greenhouse & the plants
welcomed us Sketchers
to the Aubuchon Hardware Store & Nursery.
I asked the worker above if we would be in the way.
"No problem," she said.
"If you get in the way, we'll just water you."
It was an idyllic spot of light, color, and happy people.
(Except for the flies, the little black flies.)
Local professional gardener Kate pulled up in her truck.
I'm in awe of her, her artistic talents, her knowledge,
& her strength. In the old days of my childhood
only men had trucks & tools like this!
You could spend days sketching individual plants!
After our greenhouse visit we went for lunch
at the local café & diner. There we discussed
our sketching experience & other matters of interest.