B’ham Sunday

It was another beautiful, warm-ish, summer day.  Dropped Himself off on campus for his 2nd day of LinuxFest.

I’d been to Boulevard Park yesterday but it was too crowded.  I thought that at 0930 Sunday it might be better and it was.  I sat inside Woods Cafe as it was still rather chilly.  I sketched my view out the window.

More wandering around town.  Went to the campus of WWU and left again without sketching.  Couldn’t find the courtyard I saw in 2014 nor the visitor parking.

So I moved on to the interesting neighborhood of Fairhaven.  I visited several unique shops.  Then I settled down in the town square to sketch one of the sculptures.  Daniel Jefferson Harris aka “Dirty Dan”.  He lived 1833-1890 and was the founder of Fairhaven.  http://www.dan-harris.info/  (site has sound so be warned).  The sobriquet, “Dirty Dan”, was acquired from his appearance in soiled clothing and lack of personal hygiene.  His reputation as a colorful character of distinctive qualities was based on his many seriocomic exploits.  (source: http://www.fairhavenhistory.com/content/characters/dirty_dan_harris.asp).

I had a delightful lunch as afternoon tea at the Abbey Garden Tea House.

After a bit more wandering around, I went to pick up Himself.  Low and behold he’d won some items in the final raffle, including a Raspberry Pi 3.  He was pleased with that.

Arrived home about 1830 after again listening to “Hidden Brain” podcast all the way.

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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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2 Responses to B’ham Sunday

  1. joantav says:

    LOL Love the story about Dirty Dan. Great recent sketches from your varied locations.

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