Last Friday we drove up to the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia.
The streets are cobblestone and the atmosphere is historic
with unique shops and restaurants.
This mural on the side of one of the shops drew my attention
while on an early morning walk.
We had come to Chestnut Hill to attend the reception
at Gravers Lane Gallery for Barbara Lee Smith.
In and near the front window of the gallery was work
by another friend, Joan Dreyer.
Barbara's work was throughout the gallery with more of the
beautiful art set apart in a second room.
The Friday night crowd enjoyed her landscapes and
seasonal, atmospheric hangings on all the walls.
We all enjoyed our stay at the unique Chestnut Hill Hotel
which had two buildings. The walkway between
had tables and chairs and flowers blooming everywhere.
These colorful chairs surrounding a fire pit and a fountain
were toward the rear of the hotel and in front of
an adjoining Farmer's Market.
It was beautiful weather and a good trip.