We stopped in Madoc on our way to the cottage, just long enough for me to do this sketch and to have a take-out latte in the wonderful café. I worked in Madoc in the high school for five years, but it wasn’t until I started to sketch the buildings that I really came to understand the history of the place. This church, built in 1874, is a tribute to the dignity and hard work of the early inhabitants of the area. I love the symmetry and the charming details in the arches and peaks. And those clocks are still working!
Friday night we had a terrific storm. The sky was yellow and lavender against the black pines as lightening stalked the lake for over an hour. The power was off for much longer than that–but the next two days were glorious and I was able to get out in the kayak to do some sketching.