Monday, July 30, 2012

I was lucky enough to be off of work this past Friday afternoon.  We went for a drive and made our way to Lexington, MO where I was fortunate to find a bench in a nice shady spot across the street from this courthouse.  I don't know when this was built but in the upper left column there is a cannonball from the Civil War Battle of Lexington in September of 1861.  The first time I ever saw this building I was very young and saw it with my Grandparents. 
From Lexington we made our way on down to Higginsville, MO.  There is a state park that used to be a home for Confederate Veterans.  This church is in the park adjacent to a cemetery.  I was again able to find a bench under a large tree that provided much needed shade on a hot afternoon.  Across the street from the church is a small cottage that I believe was originally used by the caretaker for the property.  Not sure if anyone resides here today but it is a wonderful little structure.


4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your road trip. These drawings have such a sparkling clarity. Charming and romantic. You are so adept at showing us form by painting the negative spaces (picket fence in the 3rd, tree trunks in the 2nd).

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  2. Don, these are wonderful...I've seen all three of those places, and your sketches are more beautiful than reality. Glorious summer day!

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  3. Your color application is superb! Beautiful!

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  4. These are incredibly beautiful, Don!

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