Monday, June 18, 2007

I can't believe I didn't write all weekend! I have been exhausted from the move, and I think from the heat a little bit, too. Pono and I are getting used to the desert. I make sure I only walk him before 8 am or after 7 pm. It's still hot out at those times, but much more bearable. (80 degrees, rather than 100 plus) We even found some empty lots and one big field (do you call it a field if it is mostly sand???) for Pono to do some free-of-leash romping. (shhh...don't tell!)

I have yet to get a photo of the house, but I will work on that for you. I know you are all curious about the temporary abode. I have met one neighbor, who is adorable. She makes me wish this house WAS going to be ours, she's that sweet. The other new neighbors I have met consist mainly of the wonderful hummingbirds. Have I mentioned them? Oh, they are delightful. The tiniest little hummingbirds you have ever seen, and the male has a purple head. I love them.

I have also made some fun discoveries on the walk: a giant spiderweb, a dragonfly, perched atop a cactus, and other visual delights. FYI: there are a lot of Palm Trees here. I suppose that is why it is called "Palm Desert", huh?? I like the heat, actually, even if I am not entirely accustomed to it. I have had the air conditioning set to 81 degrees, and it suits me just fine. You Colorado people would not be happy with that, I know!

Oh, and today I began my exploration of the galleries here. The goal is to find one to show my work, but I want to take my time, and pick just the right one. People keep telling me that most of the galleries here focus on contemporary art (abstract), but of the three I visited today, only ONE was contemporary. Go figure. There is quite a lot of wonderful art here, and I find that exciting.


Abby Creek Art said...

Hey you! I just got back from San Francisco Monday night so am just now back in the land of blog living!

So glad your move is over and that you are there safe and sound. Hope that Pono is adjusting too. Can't wait to see pics of your new home.

You take care, Karine...enjoy the newness and the adventure of living in a new place. :) xoxo

Mel said...

Oh man, that hummingbird is *so* cute! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more pics.