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.