Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Its too darn hot!

It's hot here in Palm Springs - VERY HOT! with temperatures exceeding 110F (that's 43C for my UK friends) on a daily basis, it's just too hot to be outside after an early breakfast. Garden work is restricted to a few quick jobs in early morning. Sadly there's not much of interest to report about my yard. On one occasion a couple of weeks ago, the temperature reached 121F (49C), almost touching the all-time record.  The result has been a rather devastating amount of scorch and some losses. I don't recall so much damage last summer and not surprisingly,  days over 110F already exceed last year's records.  So if I were to write about my garden, it would be a sorry tale of woe and some rather miserable pictures of incinerated plants. Instead a little floral color of my own making!

Having to escape indoors for much of the day, I have been trying to paint on a daily basis. And as I haven't inflicted my painting on you recently, here are some of the newer ones. Inevitably there are lots of flowers!

However I've been trying to be adventurous and to paint different subjects and in a looser style. There have been quite a few hitting the failure pile - these are some of the better ones!   Its been fun and challenging. 


  1. Beautiful pieces you have done there, and especially liking the stronger colour of this batch of paintings. Stay cool, and thank goodness for air conditioning!