Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rain, Rain,Rain

                       

It was a day of touch and go. The first rain squall sent us scrambling for protection. Everything we had on was soaking wet by the time we reached dry. We changed out of our duds and headed to the bar.  The sun came back as we finished our drinks. We decided to try the beach again. This time taking as little with us as possible. We settled in and took the opportunity to stroll down to the sea. The waves were anything but calm. More weather was coming. And it did about fifteen minutes later when we had to make our second mad dash of the day. We went to lunch in our third change of clothes. 

Afterwards, Ellis selected a book from the library and I went shopping. What else? Rainy days may be bad for the towel boys, but they are a boom for the merchants.  I was hoping to find a long sleeve hoody, something light weight, but warm to ward off the damp chill in the air. No such luck. Just bikinis and bejeweled embroidered shirts for the very young lined the rack.  I rode the elevator back up to the room, set up a the same flower arrangement, slightly turned, and painted what turned out to be just a start. Ellis cramped my style. He's kept hounding me about being neat and not spotting up the furnishing. Lucky thing he napped through yesterday's session. Today, I'll solidify the drawing when the rains come. They are predicted all this week.


           



4 comments:

  1. Well, I agree....rain is better than the snow and cold! Love that ocean....no matter if gray or blue! I am enjoying your watercolors. Do you need to shop for a tarp? haha!

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    1. Very funny. As luck would have it, there's an umbrella in the closet. What does that tell you? I also wore my rain cargo pant suit down on the plane--AND to dinner last night. Got an email from a friend back home who said six more inches of snow is specter tonight. I have a hell of a lot of nerve complaining. One thing I am sad about though, I don't dare try watercolors on the beach. There's too big a chance of showers. Vacation paintings will be few.

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  2. Pity about the rain. Last year you tried the bar remedy with a bunch of Limeys' (Limies?) At least your getting away from the Northern Winter. It's pitch-black here at 4-15pm and doesn't get light until after 8am. We are in a lull between storms at the moment.

    Rest the knee!!

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    1. No need to rest the knee. It's right as rain. I know what's going on up North and it isn't pretty. I am grateful we're missing it, but you get greedy when you know hard earned vacation funds are getting rained out; you want perfect. This will all be over before we know it. Sometimes I think the best part of a holiday is planning it.

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