Across the Room

A morning view in the studio . . .

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Cactus Flowers at Sunset

About 3 weeks ago I dropped off some slide film I finally finished up.  The problem was I couldn’t advance my film or rewind it halfway through the roll.  Off to the neighborhood repair shop, and voilà!  Just a this and a that, and the film worked.  I advanced a few and finished up the roll.

This is a view of my neighbor’s garden – he has one of the finest “southwestern” gardens I have seen because it is well kept and not full of weeds.  At sunset, with soft light, a row of blooms – quite lovely.

I was hoping to get a lot of photography done this week since I am off from work, but instead I decided to break my wrist and finger on Easter Sunday, just to do something different.

First Daffodils

These are some of the first daffodils in the botanical garden.  I don’t know if I will be able to see too many more as there is rain predicted over the next two weeks.  When this happens, the gardens close down to keep erosion on the hilltop and trails to a minimum.

Cactus, Shadows

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.