Prairie on film

This past weekend we took a morning hike at the lake. The trail zig zagged by the water, which was rather peaceful, waves lapping the rocky beach, and the trail also wrapped around open fields. In all it was about a 4.5 mile hike, on a rather warm day, but thankfully it was largely shaded. With a picnic lunch of tempeh, lettuce, tomato sandwiches on homemade bread, watermelon, grapes from the garden, and homemade chocolate chip cookies we stopped mid-trail perching on a giant log to eat. I took my film camera and did snap a few photos, which reminded me of these film shots I took earlier this spring in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. If these look familiar, maybe it's because I had shown you pics I took with my phone. This is probably part one of prairie on film.

Have a good Monday. I'm working on a couple new oil paintings today.

roses and other things


A few things:

film shots of our roses, from May

Moonrise Kingdom is so good, I want to see it again. We sat shoulder to shoulder, a cozy crowd in the balcony at Liberty Hall Saturday night. I had a Blue Sky Jamaican ginger ale to sip.

The routine 100+ degree temps we've been experiencing the past two weeks have broken way today to mere 90's. It's still dry as a dog bone out there, we need rain terribly. Normally I wear shorts, but this summer I'm enjoying breezy skirts.

Yesterday we got a couple purple water hyacinth to add to our water garden, as well as submergable plants, and curly grassy stuff, of which I don't remember the name.

Last night we made the first batch of basil pesto of the summer. At first I forgot the garlic; where is my head? It was yummy tossed with whole wheat penne.

Today I'm reorganizing and cleaning the studio, getting myself ready for some serious painting. I better get back to it.