A sure sign of the approaching season...the bell-ringers are out. This man was in front of our grocery store, and since I had my folding stool with me, I decided to sketch in the sunshine while my husband finished shopping. We had a nice chat!
As I watched, a young boy put his coins into the bucket and this fellow let him ring the bell...fun to watch. (I'll bet he was glad of our 60-degree weather, sometimes it's brutal out there, but the bell-ringers are out, fair weather or foul. )