Monday, July 4, 2011

Telluride Plein Air- Days VI and VII

The event concluded today with the second day of the public sale. I can report six paintings out of seven found new homes so it has been a good show for me. As always, I am exhausted but exhilarated!

As I have written about before, Telluride is a special place to be on the 4th. The funky small town parade, led by veterans of the armed services, is capped off with a barbeque in the town park and a fireworks display this evening against the backdrop of the beautiful box canyon. It is quite a show. The other cool thing about it is a flyover by the Colorado Air National Guard. Usually, two jets come screaming down the valley and fly over town just as the parade gets under way. This year was even more amazing. The first two jets flew over, down to the end of the box canyon and then into a steep bank up the face of the canyon. Then, the third one came- so low I swear you could see the pilot in the cockpit!

As we watched him fly down the valley it seemed impossible that he would be able to climb fast enough, but of course he did- pulling up into a steep climb (and casting a shadow on the mountain) and then going into a roll above as he cleared the box canyon. Even long time Telluride residents were astonished!

Happy 4th Everyone and Happy Birthday America!

1 comment:

Brenda Boylan said...

Gosh I got chills just reading about the fly-over and your All American experience! What a thrill that must have been!