Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Red Flag Day

In my hometown, it's thirty degrees with icy rain. On this Mexican beach, it's eighty two, very humid and the sky is a composition in gray. It's better here than there, yet people are disappointed. They have deserted the beach with its red warning flag. A red warning flag means strong, erratic rip tides. It means be very careful if you must frolic in the sea. Ellis and I must do nothing. We're on holiday. After a morning at the pool painting, I chose to spend the afternoon painting on the balcony of our room watching swallow-like birds gliding effortlessly from updraft to updraft in the ever changing gray sky while listening to Peter, Paul and Mary singing El Salvador. This is the first day, I feel entirely at home, totally at ease, just in time to move on.

After the rain, I added the last ocean view sunrise I will see from this hotel to yesterday's post. I don't think we'll be as lucky with the location of our room at our next stop, the Ritz Carlton, three hotels down towards town.
At breakfast this morning we will be saying good bye to all the friends we made this JW Marriott stay: Mike and Terry, David and Michael, Rich and Chris, Dennis and Kathleen. Strangers all, strangers no more.




10 comments:

  1. "must do nothing"...that is a great vacation!

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    1. Gus, vacations are for doing nothin; trips are for doing everything. Ellis and I prefer vacations.

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  2. Great work here!
    Love the freedom and drama! Great colors!
    Both watercolors caught my eye immediately and made me smile!
    Bravo Linda!
    Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael. When you're an artist, you see beauty in what non-artists describe as bad days. The colors emerged in gray are wonderful--thrilling.

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  3. Las dos acuarelas son sencillas y en eso radica su belleza. Saludos.

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  4. One must pause, always, to catch red flags, and every moment of life!

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  5. Volgens mij is er storm op komst goed weer gegeven lieve groetjes Danielle

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  6. I am about to have a do nothing weekend on the west coast of Florida. I will be leaving Miami and its 86 degree sunny breezy perfect weather behind. Maybe the weather will be the same. Maybe not. Don't care. Can't wait. Nice sketch! Doubt I will do as well. Don't care. Can't wait. Did I say that already?

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  7. Hi Linda - have been enjoying your warm vacation vicariously through your photos, paintings and words! Thanks for bringing us along and adding some warmth to this winter!

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  8. it is fun to be on this trip a long with you and Ellis. Pass me a Pina Colada! (is that right? they have those there, don't they?) Love both paintings.

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