Arising at 5 AM makes for a long day but it is so enjoyable to experience the stillness. While drinking coffee, I wanted to look up an item in the ASW (Art Supply Warehouse) catalog. For you fellow artists who are not familiar with this art supply company, none compare. I must have spent most of the hour enjoying all 427 pages. I can't imagine there being an art supply that is not in this catalog. It makes for very interesting reading. I especially enjoyed reading about the Lefranc & Bourgeois Company, founded in 1720. This French company provided oil color that was supplied to Chardin, Millet, Monet, Cezanne, Dufy and Picasso. Not many companies have been around nearly 300 years!
My husband Clint and I did our daily walk around 6:30 AM, we enjoyed a very unique sunset. As we were crossing a bridge over a small creek, we were startled but the sudden flight of a large heron that was below us.
After we returned from our walk, I was struck by our roses in bloom and made the photograph.