This past Sunday a group of artists who reside in Fearrington Village held a sale of their work. This has been a semi-annual event the past several years. There were about 45 venders. The weather was most cooperative with brilliant sunshine and a fresh breeze almost all day. Susan and I got sunburned, but not blistered. Sales were not great,but we did sale enough to justify our presence. Part of the fun is just getting the group together and visiting one another and looking at the latest work of fellow artists. This group which is not formally organized has been a Godsend for us moving here 2 years ago. We have made a lot of friends, I have fallen into as group of people who love photography, and we meet once a month to have show and tell. Next week,¬† just like students, we are having a field trip to go and shoot in Duke Gardens. I can see and feel that my picture-taking is improving and it is due to more shooting, more critiquing, and more stimulation. One of my better friends studied at MIT and then ran Minor White’s darkroom for several years. He has lots of interesting tales about Minor. I’m headed out this PM to see what the recently baled hay in the fields looks like at sunset. If there is anything there I’ll post it.