This is the plein air piece I painted on the Monday after Mother's day up in Auburn California. I had finished the workshop at the Box R Ranch in Oregon, and had started back home planning on stopping at Frank Ordaz's home for a visit and a day of painting, but instead of busting in on their Mother's Day, I spent Sunday traveling slowly south, and even stopping to do another Plein Air piece that was auctioned off last week, of a stream flowing from Mt. Shasta.
This is a pedestrian bridge today. I'm not real sure of it's history but I'm sure it's been there for a long time. Both Frank and Craig Stephens painted with me that day and Franks youngest son Dave helped us locate the bushes of poison oak. I was still waiting for my bout of poison ivy to clear up. Little did I know I had at least another week of dealing with it. Click on the image for a larger view.