Today it was predicted to be and did reach 83 degrees. So I was on my way at 7am to sketch during the coolest part of the day.

I stopped first in Black Diamond.  The bakery is locally famous and I had a small breakfast there.  I’ve sketched outside and in several times.  So today I strolled down to the Historical Museum and sketched the old locomotive.

Then it was on to the small town of Enumclaw.  Mt. Rainier looms large over it as the main road to the park starts at the edge of town.  Not surprisingly, it was once a logging town.   This is the memorial to the loggers.

I parked the car in the large, free all day lot and walked the charming streets of the small down town.  I stopped in at an art gallery and an independent bookstore.  This lamp post with its riot of flowers was just outside the gallery.

Finally, I had lunch at The Mint.


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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