Thursday, November 4, 2010

Studio vs Sunshine

It's November in Portland, Oregon which typically means drizzle and rain followed by rain and drizzle. Surprise...and now for something completely different...sunshine, blue skies and temperatures in the upper 60's.

I'm working on new work in the studio, have pieces to deliver and classes to organize. It's all good and wonderful work to do.

But...there's SUNSHINE outside! My inner kid is jumping up and down, racing to the window and pointing. Look!

What to do? Well, what would you do?


Outside I went with Jilly bouncing at my heels. First, I sat drinking in the blue sky, light fluffy clouds and sunshine.

Watch the shapes in the clouds overhead.

Admire the leaf silhouettes on the side of the house. Then, I started tidying up the garden for winter, pruning my roses, camelia, heather and pulling up tomato plants, harvesting beets, catnip and lemon verbena. I still have more to do to put the garden to bed for the winter and in the studio but it will get done. Another day.

Today - is for drinking in the sun in November.
And, oh, playing ball with Jilly. Of course!


goldenbird said...

Oh good, you went outside. That was my vote! Gotta enjoy that sunshine while you can. We have had a couple of unusually warm days here, too, but hopefully rain will arrive for the weekend.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Michael Turner said...

So true...gotta get out there and soak in that Vitamin D, right?

We'll be having rain this weekend, too, sounds like you're looking forward to it.