- a lack of crowds
- easy parking
- both landscape and building views
- dog friendly
- accessibility (for Truman's stroller)
- both sun and shade
- easy access to a restroom
This is why I seem to wind up drawing at cemeteries -- they meet all the requirements, and they sure are quiet!
There's one about a mile up the road from my house which I had not investigated because from the street it looked very dull, but I decided to take Truman for a long walk (well, stroll-and-walk) and we wound up there, and it turned out to be quite sketchable, with a boulder-strewn garden with ponds and wooden bridges.
First I went to the office to find out where Mr. T.'s grave site was -- he's the fellow that I visited with my dogs at the retirement home for many years. We found the site easily and Truman said hello:
Then we strolled over to the memorial garden, where I did a sketch.
I told Tina about it, and she joined me on a second outing for more sketching in the garden.
This is one the very few statues in the whole place.
A very pleasant place, all in all.
Below are two photos from a week or more ago which I haven't found anywhere to put in the other posts, so I'm just going to pop them in here -- we were at the perennial garden at the Montlake Fill, and Truman was bored, as usual. He gave me his "When are we going home?" expression -- which might be the only expression he knows!