Thanksgiving in Beatty, Nevada, was beautiful, in all the ways one can imagine. The day began with a walk down to the Amargosa River, which trickled by with its guppies swimming merrily and the cottonwoods looking as if they belonged in, well, Portland — in early October.
Our Goldwell hosts came, bringing dinner with them (they grilled a turkey outside, on November 26! Unheard of in the northern climes), the day remained gorgeous, and even the evening glow on Beatty mountain did its thing beautifully.
Friday, the weather clouded up. The Hackett-Morgans divvied up the turkey and leftovers, giving us enough supplies for the next two weeks, and headed back to Vegas. After running some errands, I took a nap. I had gotten their fresh eyes on the paintings and some fresh advice which I can easily work with, and in running a few more errands, I got to take the sunset photo that a pending storm provided.
For photos of the main Thanksgiving events, people, activities, and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate, you have to go to my residency blog, juneunderwoodpaintings.wordpress.com. Today, Saturday, it’s back to work. I know precisely what needs doing; it shouldn’t take long (unless I mess it up badly, which is always a possibility). –June