This is the first year in seven that I have seen significant rain in the desert. Truthfully, we have experienced rain here once or twice, for part of a day, but this year we've had six rainy days. Not in a row, but often enough to interrupt with the usual sunshiny routine. Without the walking, hiking and geocaching we've had to plan for occasional indoor activities.
Last week though, on a beautiful afternoon, we accompanied B on a fishing trip to little, but beautiful, nearby Lake Cahuilla. We saw plenty of fish jumping, and the swimming storks seemed full and happy, but the boys were skunked.
The rain does encourage painting. Palm trees were the subject of the week. I finished one that I started with artist, Diane Morgan:
The second one was a quick palm tree study painted on top of a sky exercise I kept from the past. I like the way the palms here sparkle in the sunlight.
Hoping for sunnier weather as I'll have plenty of time for indoor activity when we get back to the soggy Pacific NW. Ironically, today it's dry back home.