Sunday, May 25, 2008
Lavenders and Birdbath
When we had collected our three buckets, we spent some time on the grounds so the grands could play a while, then drove to town for lunch. Naturally, they wanted to continue their climbing and sliding, so we stopped at a McDonald's for them to enjoy the jungle gym.
Got the berries home (my task today is to freeze, dry, and perhaps make jam from them), and then went to the town's park and, you guessed it, yet another large area of climbing, swinging and sliding toys! I can say one thing -- they were so tired -- that Nick asked to leave the park!!! And it was he who fell fast asleep in the car! LOL
When I got home, I too was a bit tired (LOL) and began on the berries. I didn't have the energy to sketch those, but did manage a fast sketch of Sunshine Lavender Farm -- which we'll be visiting in a couple of weeks for their lavender harvest festival. I wanted to practice those soft mounds of greens and lavenders before we spend a day painting there. I find that keeping these plants 'soft' while being careful not to add the lavender at the right time (and make mud) a bit challenging -- so I was very glad for the practice.
We're expecting another beautiful, sunny day .... hope to get enough of the berries done to sit outside and paint! But I have to admit, the pollen from SOMETHING this year is giving me a fit!