Saturday, February 4, 2012

An Excellent outdoor day at Fort Mose

Lyn Asselta said that when her northern friends ask her why she lives in Florida, it's days like today that provide the answer! The First Coast Pastel Society had an absolutely glorious day today for our paint out at Fort Mose. At least 10 pastelists showed up to take advantage of the perfect weather we had; sunny and with a light breeze blowing.

If you are not familiar with Fort Mose you need to check it out if you are in the area. If you are a painter or a bird watcher the place is just made for you.

There are a couple of boardwalk trails that take you out over the marsh. One overlooks a large rookery, where birds were coming and going, building their nests.

Behind the Visitor's Center there is a large shaded area, with picnic tables, and large live oaks draped with Spanish moss, another great place to set up your easel.

There are also some trails that go off into the woods, providing different points of view for the artist. 

I think everyone who was there today had a great time. Our officially scheduled time for the paint out was 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, but there were plenty of us still there at 2:30!

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