Our sugar maple tree is loaded with pinky red seed pods, they are still immature so not falling yet, but they will be soon. The azaleas are blooming, I have 1 bloom on my garden variety purple bushes, and my red azalea is covered in blooms, the white, has nothing and my favorite pink also nothing. My neighbor down the street has a pink one that is covered in thousands of pink blooms. Folks Spring is almost here…
What an absolutely perfect day today, not a cloud in the sky all day long. We went up to Kelly's Bar-B-Q for breakfast and a little politics on the side. Then to the mall to get bathing suits for our trip. A portable satellite radio, we're planning to cancel the contract on the radios in the cars, and just swap the portable radio from cars and/or motorcycle and only pay for one radio. It is too expensive to cover all our cars, I think Sirius is making a BIG mistake charging the same fee for every vehicle you have, unlike DirectTv who only charges us like $5 for the additional tvs.
Dinner at Gilligan's tonight, shrimp all around. I had steamed shrimp, Ron had fried shrimp and Linda had a shrimp salad. I got to meet Linda, Ron's friend from high school. What a delightful lady, I'm so glad I got to meet her tonight. Looking forward to staying with her in Florida next week.
I must have a glass of red wine every night before bed. It helps me sleep and helps my sketches to be loose. Really rough drive today in the pouring down rain… I really hate driving in the rain. Saw lots of folks on motorcycles headed to Daytona… I really felt sorry for them because it was raining hard and COLD all day today. I hope they all made it safely to Florida.
I LOVE pecans, they are my favorite nuts, followed by peanuts. So at your house are they called PUH-CONS or PEE-KAUNS. I was obviously raised in a mixed household, my grandmother called the PEE-Kauns, but my mother called them PUH-cons… l usually say the name the way my mother did, but the further South I go, I can call them PEE-Kauns. However you say it… they are very good.
Wish I was in NOLA tonight…. let the good times roll… Carnival in Rio maybe… COLD day today in Charleston, I don't think it made it to the promised 43 degrees, the best I think it did was 35. The good news is, it'll get warmer every day this week and we have a great weekend coming.
We took the new bike for a spin today, gorgeous weather, didn't even need a jacket. We went over to Mt. Pleasant to Jack's Cosmic Dogs for a hot dog for lunch and the pink blooms on the crab apple trees were just beautiful. I've got a busy week ahead, so I enjoyed the sun and fun today.
I checked this sketchbook, and while I only have a few pages left there isn't one drawing in this book of my palette. I use this business card palette almost every day, and for sketchbook pages, the little pans hold enough paint to last for several weeks. I actually own one of these silver plated business card holders, and have used it for years. I love this clever design of the holder for use as a paint palette. I'm not affiliated with the inventor/seller, but I'm a big fan of her product and would highly recommend it. Here's the link to purchase this palette http://expeditionaryart.com/shop/product/pocket-palette/
A bristle brush I got from Sterling Edwards, he is a wizard with them… me not so much. I use the smaller ones for grasses but that's about the only thing I can do with them. I'm signed up for a workshop with him this September, maybe I'll figure these out then.
Went shopping at Lowe's then stopped at O'Charlies for chicken pot pies… Ron and I both love their pot pies. We backed the new trike out and took pictures of it, then tucked it in between the other bikes and covered it to keep the birds from pooping on it LOL.
Rainy and cold today, the egrets fold up their long necks, appear to hunch their shoulders (really it's the tops of their wings) and manage to look as miserable as I feel. It is supposed to be even colder tomorrow… SPRING where are you?
By the time I got home from work, the new Harley was parked in the yard, we immediately left on a little ride to West Ashley and Parson Jack's for dinner. Too dark when we got home from dinner to take pictures, but I'll take pictures tomorrow in the sunshine, it rides VERY NICE. I like it very much.