We have had to change the day from Friday to Thursday this week.
We will meet at the Rutledge Bridge. Parking is available on the street or at Bethany Church.
We will be at the convergence of the Yahara River and Willy Street, where there are actually two bridges, the auto bridge and a rail road bridge converted to bike and pedestrian use. We are close to Bethany Church, and there is a fun story there. The train for years went by the church and over the RR bridges just as the pastor was finishing up the message each and every week.
We dodged the rain again and tried out the idea of sketching with a brush. The East Washington bridge is very modern looking so this was a different look. Our text for discussion and thought was Psalm 19. It turned out that the previous Psalm was in the lectionary the following Sunday. No, that was not planned.
This is a pen and watercolor sketch of the Yahara River between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota. I went for a walk one day to count all the bridges. In fact I missed on in the lagoon at Tenney Park, which is on the North end of the stretch. Lots of human and natrue interaction. There is a tradition in some art forms to put in a mistake to reflect human inperfection. That seems to come naturally to this author!
We are glad to say that the first Two Book Retreat event will have a class of at least 7, which is a great size. We do have room for a couple more in case you are siting on the fence.
Nancy Macgregor is an excellent teacher and she is bringing with her a number of her return students, including me! She will help us to see and paint what we see along the river.
I’ll be providing a booklet of selected “Two Book” texts. These texts help us to see in a different sense, the world around us.
Proverbs 3:19-20 (NRSV)
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding he established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open,
and the clouds drop down the dew.
We have a back up plan for shelter if the “dew” ever turns out to be more intense. So far we are optimistic.