Last weekend was misty and damp, but my little group of plein air painters decided to load up our gear and head out into the fields of Veteran's Park in Crystal Lake. It was worth the effort-- the dampness brought out some beautiful fall color.
After we set up and started painting, we heard a stampede of runners bearing down on us. Little did we know we had chosen to paint in the path of a cross country competition. We scurried out of the way, took a deep breath, and started again. We hardly noticed the wheezing and clomping going on behind us throughout the morning.