Thursday, May 8, 2008

More desert delights

Another hot and sweaty day in the beautiful spring desert sunshine. We went for a long hike this morning with Marti and her two dogs. After a bit of lunch, I went out to plant some more perennials in the front yard. The courtyard is becoming a rock garden, but I am enjoying the process. The flowers add a lot for me. Pictures, soon, I swear! I got too hot to finish today, plus I think I was a bit worn out from the hike. Matthias had some errands to run, and I nearly went with him. I am glad I stayed home.

After I got overheated outside, I came in and did a bit of watercolor painting. These are all quite small, and I am not pushing myself too hard. I want them to be playful and airy. It will be another couple of days before I post more of them. (I know, all of this teasing. I'm sorry!)

Instead of other things, you are getting even MORE flower shots, today. I am also including photos of some of the other denizens of the desert. A lizard, who was feeling particularly brave, and a king snake (not harmful - to humans, anyway).
I promise if you stick with me, you will see other photos soon. PROMISE!!!


Anonymous said...

These are beautiful pictures!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

hi karine!
beautiful photos! have a great weekend!
:) m

High Desert Diva said...

Love the snake shot.

Abby Creek Art said...

I love seeing your pics of the high desert, Karine...well, except maybe for that snake. Gives me the heebie jeebies!;)

Have a good weekend...kisses for Pono from Maisie!

lee said...

ok I am not great around snakes, how about Pono, does he leave them alone.