The days have been grey and rainy here and my four walls have been closing in on me. I'm in the middle of a painting, another triptych. It has a long way to go and I am tossing around ideas of colourful detail that I would like to add. One step at a time though, you can't rush these things.
To help clear my head I visited this little bay area and found a blue boat, a little turqouise cottage with an inviting adirondack chair on the veranda and a vibrant pink bougainvillea - a flower I claim as my signature bloom - If you leave it alone to grow and pay it little attention, it will produce bright, showy flowers and smooth stems. When you prune it hard, it doesn't flower much at all and develops nasty big thorns.
I had to stop for lunch - a savory tart with salad & coffee at a very cosy cafe. I walked along the waterfront looking at all the holiday cottages, thinking how lucky I am to live in this beautiful area.