He’s half Chihuahua, half Boston Terrier—a little rescue dog who’s 100% attitude. We met Lucky at Block Island’s pet-friendly bed & breakfast, Avonlea, with his extended family: Rick, Ceci, Ron, and Susie (humans) and Sophie (dachshund cousin) over Thanksgiving weekend.
On our last morning there, we decided to squeeze in one last look around the island. So we all squeezed into Rick’s rental car. Lucky was particularly eager to sightsee from the front seat for a change, grrrrrr! leaving us humans to ride with our heads out the windows.
The thing that struck us about this final glimpse—besides getting to see parts of the island we’d missed on our previous hikes—was how painterly every scene was: Andrew Wyeth winter houses. Winslow Homer seascapes. Even portraits by Vermeer (if Vermeer had ever wised up and gone into pet portraiture…).
That’s Block Island for you. But you know what’s really cool? Rick, Lucky’s owner, is a painter himself (a lucky coincidence?). Rick is an avid landscape painter, outdoor enthusiast, artist member and past president of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Check out his gallery here.
To see our own little gallery of Block Island seascapes, still lifes, landscapes and portraits, click on any image below for a full-size slideshow. 🙂