I went for a hike the other day at noon. Silly thing to do in the heat! Still, it was a great thing to do, moving from watery creeks to woodland and then into the heat of the chaparral. Shade became a goal after a point, and under a tree I found this lovely bush. No idea what it is, but it was quite lovely.
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I love the idea of an arbor with vines – grape especially – to hide from the hot sun. This is up at the local botanical garden, and every year the vine is pruned back, and every year it returns with leaves and grapes and a place to rest.
It’s been awhile since my last post – just over a month. Part of that has been limited time because of a bunch of things going on in our lives, as well as a shift into focusing – and refocusing – on painting. There is not enough time in the day! But, a lot of times painting is an indoor activity, and I miss the outdoors. Cabin fever sets in.
Yesterday was finally a relatively taskless day (compared to every other day!), so I went to the bank, went to have a camera repaired, only to have it fixed right then and there by the store owner, and thence, on to the local botanical garden. With rain coming up today, I knew the garden would be closed to the public, and with rain forecast for the next few weeks, it will be closed for some time.
It was an absolutely lovely day, and I got a few good pictures of old friends, like ancient oaks and spring bulbs, and the cactus on the top of the hill.