Chickens roam freely on the grounds. This particular pair of roosters followed me and Truman around while I searched for a good sketching vantage point.
After I parked myself by the pond, with a view of the boat and train car, those chickens came right up to see if we had any food, and when I set my watercolor palette on the ground at one point, they were ready to peck at it until I shooed them away. Truman was worried.
I let him out of the stroller to walk around, and he steered clear of those menacing roosters. I don't blame him -- they looked pretty intimidating, and they made a lot of noise.
I had time for just one sketch, in which I used watercolor for the background and the train car, and tried out gouache paint (opaque watercolor) on the boat. It was okay, but if I did it again, I would tone down the background colors more (or heighten the foreground more).
Lastly, because I have nowhere else to put them, here are two pics of new garden blooms -- gladiolus and cosmos.
Coming tomorrow: Dragonflies!