Saturday, April 28, 2012

Heading East


"Thunder Mountain Colors" 9x12, pastel


The time has come to say goodbye to Arizona and head east.  East for us is a 3500-mile trip with a final destination of Campobello Island, New Brunswick.  Along the way, I'll be teaching workshops in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  As always, though we have enjoyed our winter here in Arizona, we're looking forward to hitting the road and finally being back at our quiet island home again.

Spring is already moving into summer here in Arizona, and the roses are beautiful in our community.  But by the time we get the Campobello, it will be barely spring, and our lilacs there will be just starting.  The apple trees will be another month before they strike their floral crescendo.  May is always a slow start for the Maritimes, and we'll have some fog, some rain and some cool weather.  But it won't be long before the sun rolls back the fog and hammers the sea into a broad blue shield.

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I'll write again from the road.

6 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

Hi Michael, thanks for sharing your road trips. I miss lilacs, too. I think it is too hot for them here in central Texas. We leave in the summer for about 3 months and I know what you mean by being nice to get home. Take care on the road.

Chantiksi said...

I would love to do what you are doing...I imagine the colours you are going to see are beautiful....

Drusilla said...

Best wishes Michael and Trina (and your doggie companion!) for a safe and happy journey home! You will be missed out west!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Thank you, everyone!

Mary Rochelle Burnham said...

Gorgeous, Michael!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Thank you, Mary!