Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

We awakened to a cool and windy day. I think there is a chance I am going into hibernation, because I slept for over nine hours last night!!! Sheesh. Cold weather just does that to me, I guess. Also, I think having my husband home helps. I sleep better when he's home.

Little hints that colder weather is coming appear. The leaves of the cat's claw acacia (acacia greggii) are just beginning to turn yellow. I am developing a fondness for this desert shrub, now that I have forgiven it for its mean thorns.

I have been in the studio a little bit. Not as much as I would like, but I am making progress. Hopefully, in a few more days I will have something to show you. I have a busy week, as I have been called for jury duty. I have never served as a juror, and I have no idea what to expect. My husband is also planning a short overnight to Las Vegas, which I hope to accompany him on. (jury duty permitting) I am planning to squeeze in some studio time when I can.

A short note about the photos in my previous post. They are not flowers, but the bracts leftover after the seeds of a flower had been dispersed . I am not sure which flower they used to be, but if I had to guess, I would say it was one of the many yellow flowers which I saw blooming in the spring.

For my readers in the US, don't forget to vote today, if you haven't already! I did!


pRiyA said...

just switched off BBC after hearing the speech of your new president elect. congratulations!
halfway across the world, i am deeply moved by what has just happened.

bindu said...

Isn't it great to see a flower in the desert! And it's been an exciting election night. I wish I'd had a vote here! :)

Peggi Habets said...

I am always amazed by the beauty you have all around you. Thanks for sharing you little slice of heaven.

It's so nice to wake up and have the election over and see the excitement all over the world.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Karine- we voted (raises paw with pride)! YAY! can hardly wait to see your new work when you post it. I finally launched a "real" art blog and have listed you on there with a little thumbnail on the blogs I follow.
hugs to you and Pono from Texas...