Today was such a sunny happy day.
I splashed some water on the dirt as I watered my roses...
And, for a split second, I smelled that heavenly scent of summer.
So, I decided I had to stay outside all day and paint flowers.
I love painting flowers.
I have a few huge flower paintings I started years ago and have yet to finish.
(6 feet long)
One is hanging in the cottage.
Today I decided to paint a smaller piece.
You should see the stacks of all sorts of paintings I never share.
Just painting for the health of my soul.
Today it was bright colors splashed around.
The sun was so warm, it was about 78' and glorious.
80' is what is on the menu for tomorrow.
So odd, this eternal spring weather.
Normally we have spring from late March early April, to mid May.
Then summer from Mid May to the end of October.
Then a mild fall from November to December.
Winter from January to Mid March.
And it always snows here at least once in February.
So, having endless weeks of 70'+ is just bliss.
And 80' tomorrow?
I could faint.
No wonder I have flowers of the brain.
It's so much fun to just brush paint around.
Making a mess.
Having a blast.
Music playing, sun shining...
Doggies laying around me.
Bright colors on the palette.
Lots of fur hugs.
(I should probably take down the orange and purple Halloween lights on the cottage)
The honk of the UPS truck.
What has happened to me?
I always longed for mittens and boots and wool coats.
I have a wide variety of all.
But today was summer dress weather, and I am totally into it.
I am not into feeling cold in my bones at all.
I guess it's lucky I live in Southern Arizona then.
And not at the top of the cool forest mountain I see everyday.
Or in a very snowy place.
Although I do love the snow.
I am painting happy things.
What are you up to?
Is it freezing cold where you are?
Last night we had dinner and hot chocolate on the cast iron stove in the gypsy garden.
The stars were so lovely.
Our sky is so clear, and the air so fresh.
I can always pick out constellations.
Once there was an astronomer at our house.
And he made it so easy to see all the constellations with his guidance.
It was ah-mazing.
One day I HAVE to see the Aurora Borealis.
And not just on sparkly Swarovski beads :)
Have you ever seen the Northern Lights??
ps: I am a guest blogger at Stampington's blog, Somerset Place, this week.
Please stop in and say hello if you have a little chance ♥