* outside spinning the weather dial. Yesterday, we experienced driving rain, melting snow, sunshine, ferocious winds, flaky falling snowflakes and plummeting temperatures--all within a few hours. Have you been having weather like that? I went out for a walk with Meeko in the afternoon and came back early because the trees were bending so much with the wind at that point that I thought it wasn't wise to continue.
Odd weather makes for good days to hunker down in the studio and paint. My amaryllis painting is coming along--still in progress but almost there. It's come a long way from its pale beginning. The blooms on my plant have started to wilt so I am so happy that I took several photos of it. I was thrilled this morning to see that another stem is starting to grow from the base so I will have more beautiful flowers to admire in the weeks ahead.
Meeko and I have the house to ourselves for many hours today. Jocelyn, Emma and Chloé are going to be away for the day and most of the evening--all going in different directions. I feel a little bit giddy with the thought of all that time to myself. I'll paint during the day but I'm not sure what I'll do with my evening. Perhaps a Downton Abbey marathon if Meeko agrees. I think he will. He's enjoyed the episodes so far, as he likes the canine cast members especially when they bark.
Happy February and happy weekend! ❤
*unfortunately I think that 'mad scientist' is foolish mankind