Christina's Garden-Echinacea, ink and watercolor, 5x7 in

Christina’s Garden-Echinacea, ink and watercolor, 5×7 in

While the rest of the country is dealing with icy cold, we’re having a warmer-than- summer winter in Northern California. Instead of hunkering down and getting “rainy-day” tasks done at the computer I’m out walking for hours every day in the 72 degree sunshine with my pup. I love it but I miss winter!!!

Christina's Garden 3: Kangaroo Paws, ink and watercolor, 5x7 in

Christina’s Garden 3: Kangaroo Paws, ink and watercolor, 5×7 in

Although these flowers were sketched in a friend’s beautiful garden during the actual summer months of 2013, my roses are still blooming and spring flowers and fruit tree blossoms are bursting out everywhere, despite the lack of rain. It’s weird to see brown dry hills in January.

Christina's Garden 1, ink and watercolor, 5x7 in

Christina’s Garden 1, ink and watercolor, 5×7 in

Every day I look at the weather report, hoping to see rain in the near future, but it’s just not there. They’re saying this may be the driest year in 500 years. I read it’s already the driest winter in California recorded history. Since last winter ended I think all we’ve had are 2 days of minimal drizzles.

Until we get some winter weather, my semi-drought of blog posting will probably continue along with the sunshine that pulls me outdoors and away from the computer.

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  1. Line sketch is great with the lovely wash of color in all the flowers

  2. I wouldn’t mind a bit of sunshine and warmth ;-)
    It’s been too warm for a real winter here…until today, we are having our first snow and you know what? I like it! I hope it stays that way for a couple of days (but not too long).
    Have a wonderful week and enjoy your garden and the flowers :-)

  3. Yes, it is freezing in the Midwest, but I spent some time in the Bay Area in 1977 and I remember how serious drought can be! Thanks for sharing a bit of summer.

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