Originally posted March 2011
Despite the recent snow/rain mix there is definitely a spring feeling in the air. This winter has been quite nice with several beautiful snow storms and just enough shore ice to keep things interesting, although we never got an accumulation of stack ice along the shore. I continue to teach workshops for the Arrowhead Regional Libraries with about 7 more to go in the next two months.
TheNewfoundland trip still has spots available and promises to be a great adventure. Normally I fly into St. John’s to teach the workshop but this year I am considering a change with a road-trip via Nova Scotia. I will retrace my route around the Bay of Fundy, Cape Breton Island and Cheticamp from a hitch-hiking adventure in my college days–I wonder if I’ll bump into those two gals from Long Island who gave me a ride… I look forward to camping a few nights in gravel pits with some native Newfies (its a Newfoundland thing) and finally leading a great workshop in a beautiful land.
Speaking of beautiful land; closer to home Split Rock Arts has opened registration for the Summer Solstice Retreat at the Cloquet Forestry Center. Here on the North Shore the Wildflowers and Waterfalls, and People & Place Workshops have spots available.
This month I have written the first in a two part series about tripods. Next month will feature the second part of the series.
Keep the faith–green grass, robins, and magnolias are right around the corner! Stop by the gallery on your next trip up north.