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.


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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