Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Fleeting Summer and the Pleine Air Art Festival

Wow--it's already August.  I sneaked out for one little hike to the top of Devil's Staircase in June, and in July walked with my mom (age 85) to the first waterfall up Teton Canyon.  I will make time to go once more this month before school begins again. 

Thank you everyone for our frenetically busy summer season!  It's a good idea to make reservations ahead at least through Labor Day this year.  What with Teton Park and Yellowstone Park so close, with the hiking and biking and fishing and music festivals and artists' gatherings and various summer races and car shows and the Spud Drive-In, great little airport, and excellent restaurants, our little valley is filling up nearly every night.

It's been a very wet summer, so everything is still a beautiful green and the wildflowers are abundant.  We came home from the Pleine Air art show yesterday with a gorgeous painting of wildflowers in the aspens painted by Teton Valley's own Bob Harper.

I had always dreamed of having Thomas Kincade stay with us and paint us a romanticized version of our place.  Pipe dream, I know! So last week, Pleine-Air artist Stephen Henry of  Clinton, UT stepped up to paint it for us.  It's a lovely piece.  Thanks Stephen! 

We hope you can make a trip through Driggs this summer and spend a little time with us.  We've got an acre of lush green lawn out back, the firepit and gas grills with picnic area, a croquet set and horseshoe pit for the asking, as well as our over-sized, outdoor Jacuzzi.  Bring the family and enjoy Teton Valley this summer!

Nancy and John 

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