Before the parade, we did a little bit of walking around downtown. I like to see what all of my artist friends have been doing. My friend, Padgett McFeely had an exhibition of her paintings at Bongo Billy's Cafe. Then, we saw the felted work of P.J. Bergin at the Paquette Gallery in the Steamplant. We also visited several galleries, including cultureclash, where there are a few of my paintings for sale. Here is a photograph of a little bit of P.J. Bergin's show. Unfortunately, I was not in my prime photo form, and failed to get a photo of Padgett's art. (Sorry, Padgett!) I think that's what happens when I take some time off - my brain takes time off, too!
All in all, I had a happy Thanksgiving, even though my husband was working and not with me. It is always a little lonely, celebrating holidays without him. You would think after fifteen years I would be accustomed to it, since it is common for him to work on the holidays, but you know everything is always better with him around. What did you do for the holiday?
Another list of things I am grateful for:
1. You, my blog readers
2. Hot peppermint tea
3. small towns
4. travel opportunities
5. crisp apples
6. the sun, shining on exploding cattails
7. prairie dogs
9. the green walking path, where nature has been preserved in the heart of suburbia