lilies in bloom at descanso gardens where i went on a morning jaunt. i padded down an oak woodland trail and right there next to the path…a fragrant stand of lilies.
i paused for a few lungfuls of their fresh scent. mmmmmmm…
mild days here in los angeles. the mornings are cool, the evenings are cool. hints of fall. but not for a couple months. first we have to get through our hottest month – september!
doing this: making quick rough gouache sketches in my floppy sketchbook with the thin crinkly paper.
the bowl of fruit is from an old paint-by-number leaning against my desk.
i’m reading self-published travelogues from amazon’s kindle collection. nothing extraordinary, but i love reading trip reports. it’s the time of year when i start looking ahead to my next break – 3 weeks at christmas – and planning a getaway.
the december trip is a beacon of light. an adventure on the horizon. i always need one of those.
i try not to think of the day when i’ll be too old & frail to make these trips. i’ve got a long way to go, but still. old age is out there.
i’m not scared of it exactly. just of losing the ability to escape. best i stop thinking about it and go make a green smoothie.