Friday, October 23, 2020

Last day of summer weather – maybe

Happiness experts -- anemones
Inktober drawing
marker on Canson
Mixed Media Paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
It was unusually warm today for October 23. In fact a friend was painting our
front door, and when we went to sit social distanced on the back porch while
the door dried between coats, it was too hot to stay on the porch, and we had
to move into the shade in the yard.

But according to the government alert I got on the radio a few minutes ago all
this will be over soon. It is supposed to drop by 16 degrees tonight, and this is going
to lead to severe storms and possibly tornadoes!

So I was glad to work on this drawing of maybe the last of the fall blooming
anemones. I hope I’m not boring you with them, but they are certainly not boring me.
They are amazing -- just so gorgeous.

We have to enjoy what we have, while we have it, which is what I remembered
talking to our friend, social distanced, and masked, on this glorious day. 
What we have is friendship, nature's beauty, and laughter, and that’s pretty good.

It was a very beautiful day. And the door is going to look amazing. Now as the 
weather people say, it's time to take cover.

Have an enjoying yourself day


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Your anemones are beautiful. Inspiration to get out and sketch mine too before the frost 🥶. ❤️❤️❤️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I was thinking you might not get frost there. Ours is supposed to
happen tonight. I wish I could bring them all in. Not ready for
winter this year. Everything that helps us like it isn't happening.


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