I think most of the snowbirds waited a bit before going back north this year. Its been a hard winter. I've been driving crowded highways for three days now in early May but am about to take a break in Boston for a few days before heading home to Rangeley, ME.
...by early March I had settled into a lovely little bungalow in the town of Mount Dora, FL. It was a good central Florida location north of Orlando for my shows and only about about an hour or so from where I grew up... in the 1950's! I thought it would be a good base for exploring some of the places my family used to visit when I was young. Our family used to go on "outings" and "retreats" to many of the fresh water springs in Florida ... Silver Springs, Silver Glen, Alexander Springs, Juniper Springs. I wanted to rekindle some of those memories.
Luckily I was able to do that when my son visited from LA.
I met a lot of great folks in Mount Dora, managed to get a few paintings done and had shows in Brooksville, Sarasota, Lakeland and The Villages while staying there. But then I moved back to the west coast of FL to Dunedin and loved being back there. Shows in Siesta Key, St. Pete Beach and Stuart rounded out the winter season.
After the Stuart show I was ready to head north! I caught a Sox/Rays game and a Dylan concert before leaving but it was 93 degrees out and I was ready to chill out in Maine for the spring!
So after a quick stop with family in Georgia I headed north...caught some nice blooms in Boston and at 5:30 AM on May 8th, soon after arriving in Rangeley, it was Ice Out! Spring has sprung!
And I can't believe that just as I was finishing up this note, I heard the loons on Rangeley Lake! They made it back OK too!
Hope to see you at the Spring and Summer shows!
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