I painted this during the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in August 2014 (Saranac Lake). I decided to change the dappled light pattern on the road so it has become a studio painting. I lent the man and woman walking their small dogs at the top of the painting my bug spray as they came out of a side road at the spot I was painting. It was mosquito heaven in the birches. This was the road to the camp on Lake Clear where our group stayed during the Festival.