Monday, September 29, 2008

Morning light

One thing about having a dog to get you out every morning is that you have the opportunity to enjoy the morning light. It is so beautiful! I have never been a morning person, really. Not until I got this dog was I ever up before 8 am. I used to stay up late at night and sleep most of the day. Pono has reformed me. If I stay in bed too long, the paw comes after me. He bats at the edge of the bed, and whines. If my head is too close to the edge of the bed, the paw may contact my head, which is not a pleasant way to be awakened. So, I drag my lethargic self out of bed, put on the workout clothes, and put shoes on. Pono doesn't get excited until he sees the shoes. That is how he knows it is almost time to go outside. He has even been known to lay down right next to my foot, and put his paw on my foot, or lick the foot, until the shoe is on. It is really cute. Pono loves shoes.

So here are a couple of photos of the desert where we run, with that divine morning light. It still looks somewhat green (for the desert, I mean) since we have gotten a bit of rain recently.

Today will be a day of running errands, but hopefully I can spend a little time, in my constant preparation for Studio Tours!!! I leave you with one of the new monotypes. This one was also inspired by those cactus wrens, since I love them so much.


Patty said...

Karine, your desert looks exotic and mysterious. So very different from the manicured fields of row crops in Nebraska.
The new monotype is wonderful. Is it at all possible to do a monotype without a press? Surely there must be a way.

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...the animal alarm clock. I know it well.

Gorgeous morning light!

The wren the colors!

lee said...

Love that monotone my favourite colours. Yes I also have an alarm clock....I always thought retirement meant sleeping in, apparently nt

bindu said...

Saw your comment "like a tiny bug on vacation" on Priya's blog, and that made me smile! We have cats that bang on the door and wake us up asking to be let out, so I can relate! Great paintings.

Anke said...

Oh yes morning light.....a wonderful time to take photos. Thanks for sharing looks really green for a desert! So enjoy the fresh color in the brownish landscape.
Smiles, Anke ;)

Sydney said...

I absolutely love this blue and orange and the way the strokes start and stop on the paper.

Robyn said...

I love this monotype of the cactus wren! Glorious colours too. The Art Tour sounds very exciting. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.