And since I had a 9 am appointment in the neighboring town, I arrived a bit early. In time to pull out my sketch pad and Lamy pen. Newburyport is almost terminally charming. It was gentrified and re-habbed in the 1970's... and now looks fresh, but not too fresh. I like the double baskets of geraniums on all of the old-fashioned street lamp poles.
There is a shaded courtyard between an "inner" (i.e., hidden) parking lot and the commercial shops. Some visionary made a sculpture of bronze tubes and granite stones in the middle. I believe I captured the hardness and cragginess of the stones, but if I hadn't told you, I have no idea what you'd have thought about the tubes!
These last three sketches are from my husband's visit to a radiology lab. Can you tell he doesn't like to pose?!!