The weather in the desert has been unseasonably cool and grey. We've even had several occasions of rain, one for twelve hours straight.
Better than the frigid and grey back home that has kept a solid sheet of ice on sidewalks and roads for weeks. There was a video on Vancouver's news of two guys skating down their street, something unheard of in Vancouver's typically mild climate. When we moved to Vancouver, more than half a lifetime ago, people couldn't believe we were leaving Nebraska for even colder Canada. They were unaware of our mild climate similar to Portland, OR or Seattle.
In lieu of pool time we've spent lots of time painting. Both cousin Lene and daughter M are avid painters, acrylics being their preference. Since the watercolour class of the last post, we completed an online course in botanical illustration featuring a wild rose.
The third rose was a different version of one I recently sold. Here it is, awaiting the last touch ups:
Time to move on to another subject. A dog maybe? Landscape? Stay tuned.