Sketching and Photographing Spring Downtown

Springtime in Huntsville is a blizzard of petals from the hundreds of Bradford Pears, Japanese Cherries, Dogwoods, and other flowering trees in the area.

A friend and I went downtown recently to wander around the park, main square and the historic district to view blooms and charming Southern architecture [above and below, three from the hundreds of photos taken, which will no doubt inspire future art], but the weather being unstable during this season, we sometimes had to take refuge from thunderstorms and ended up stranded behind the columns of the art museum for about half an hour. During that time, I was able to do the sketch at the top of this post, which is a quick scribble of the buildings and tree across the street.

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