Oil on Wood
This morning brought blue sky and bright sunshine for the first time since we arrived. To celebrate we had a big breakfast on the deck with our friend who had come over from the neighboring island last night to give us welcome relief from ourselves.
She left and we all went in different directions pursuing our favorite warm weather activities. Craving exercise, I went for a long bike ride to the end of the island for the first time this year. Then I vacuumed up the winter from my studio and swept out the garage, finishing with mowing the lawn. Sometime while I was frenetically doing all that, Jan stopped by leaving a delicate bouquet of her last peony and two powder blue meconopsis in a coke can by the stove in our kitchen. Having seen yesterday's painting, she thought they might inspire.
How did she know? It was just what I needed to send me into the studio for the rest of the afternoon.