It’s still too early to do much planting although I have onions, snow peas, lettuce and kale growing. The garden is tilled but we have to wait another couple of weeks before planting the whole thing. We’ve done some trimming and tidying of the flowerbeds. The spring flowering shrubs are next.
Monday was beautiful and balmy. A perfect day to return to the Blue River for some more adventures. This time my husband brought his fishing gear and I brought my painting kit. It was so peaceful and quiet. A week since our last visit but I noticed changes. The redbuds are waning and the dogwoods are coming out.
As you can see, I had to set my easel in the water to get the view that I wanted. I nearly tipped in myself but this is the price an artist pays for the adventure of plein air painting. My husband got his line wet but not much luck until right at the end when he caught a nice bass. (He returned it to the river, of course.)
Another wandering drive on the way home took us past a little greenhouse. Of course we stopped. Although we have some tomatoes and peppers started, I had to buy a few more. Hey, it’s that time of year. All you gardeners understand what I mean. (BTW, I was the only one at the greenhouse wearing a mask!) Later in the week the mice in the greenhouse started nibbling the plants. Dirty rottens! I wouldn’t have thought they would like nightshade plants but now I know they do.
So, that’s pretty much my week. Finished the plein air painting in the studio and did a watercolor/pen and ink of the bridge over the Blue. Some gardening. Reading. Oh, and cleaning the attic of my studio but that’s another story.