Friday, November 21, 2014

No Sunshine. . . Art instead.

OK, the sun didn't get up today. . . therefore no pictures.  However, I thought I would put up my bluebird I completed for this week's art over on Paint Party Friday.  I used a stencil (which I rarely do) with pan pastels.  That is a lovely choice of pastels to work with. I still work with soft and hard pastels (being my favorite medium).  I am learning water color, whew, that's a task, but I will learn it.

Today is housework, washing and reading.

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Library. . .Good Grief. . . . Sunshine!!!!

As a new Watercolor painter, I wanted a picture of the mix of colors in the trees.
The Library sign can also be seen.
 A messier but wider shot of all the colors.
 What do you suppose that bright light is in the sky?
You know, I had to take a picture of it, no one would believe it.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~ Jack Kornfield

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Clouds, Clouds and more Clouds and Cold. Book Review

You can absolutely see what a dull day, however you cannot see that it is in the lower 50s. It was so rainy, there was no walking today.  No Duck Breakfast Club.  I think the sun was tired of trying to push her covers off and just gave up.  The 2nd pic shows where she should have been shining.

Another good author (rainy days, cloudy days and temperature drop. . .good reading days).

The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
The Era of WWI in England is told from the life of a farm outside a small village. Ms. Winspear has captured the ambiance of each part of this outside world from the beginning rumblings of war to the war itself. She touches on childhood friendships and true love.  Her characters are complete and authentic in their feelings and unbridled essence of living. We are totally submerged in their daily lives.  There is an innocence in the writing that sweeps us away, even knowing the outcome of that Era, we still believe because we want to. I was totally captivated by this story.

When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lots of Clouds. . .Cold front moving in and Duck Breakfast Club. . . Planes leaving!

Cloudy around 6:40 a.m.
Walked to bridge.
 Sunlight shadows at canal with Ibis.
 Clouds are moving in though.
 There's the northeast Duck.
 Oh My Gosh. . .sitting eating.  Remember who does that?
The baby. . .and looks like her too.
 Quite a few birds were interested in the Breakfast Club this morning.
 She must be hungry, nothing bothers her.
 I crossed the street and two more Ducks were there.
 Duck Breakfast Club SE side.
 Crow and sun light shadows.
 Birdie Meeting. . .discussing impending storm and cold front?
 Ibis in canal.
I would venture a guess that alligator is gone!!!!
 Clouds messing with the sunshine.
 Looks like I may have captured a bird or another plane.
 First plane in clouds looking south.
 More clouds. . .
 The 7:15 a.m. Plane from PBI leaving.
 7:20 plane from PBI leaving.
 More clouds moving in. . .
 Sunlight holding her own, but not for long.
Today your book begins, the rest is unwritten.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Clouds . . .another excellent Author found Ann Cleeves

Lots of errands after church. . .finally home.
I found an author I had never read. . . Ann Cleeves.
Raven Black  (first in the series) Jimmy Perez is the most amazing Police character.  His thoughts are intriguing — how he figures out (knows) exactly what happens. He is more like a psychologist. He determines the outcome through a series of  thought processes that are out of the ordinary. The Shetlands (Scottish Island) are described in vivid detail. I felt I was there, freezing, but loving the atmosphere.  This is one author I could not figure out who the murderer was.  . . not even close until the very end.  Since this is the first book of the series, I recommend you start here.  I have yet to read the new one DEAD WINTER 2014 and THIN AIR will be out March 2015.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

FL Mystery Writers Meeting in Deerfield Beach/Broward Clouds and Palm Beach afternoon Clouds

Broward .. .. where the gas is cheaper . . . .
. . . and the clouds are numerous.
The authors/writers are fun. . .
, , ,Good conversation. . .
catching up on writing (Allison is a script writer).
Dirk Wylie has a new book coming in March. . . .
. . .and Rick Wymer use to work at Dade Co. Medical Examiner
Back home. . . Palm Beach County Clouds.

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain.

Sunshine and Birdie meeting.

 Sunshine this morning.
 Birdie Meeting.
 Deciding to sun while waiting for the others.
 whoops, maybe we were on the wrong fence waiting.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.