I grew up in Arizona. The standing joke there is that you don’t need weathermen. All you need is a daily announcement of “Sunny and hot.” I didn’t discover seasons until I moved north where I had a lot of difficulty dealing with the demands of “dressing for the weather.” More than one kind of clothes? Who’da thunk it?
Lately, though, our Quebec weatherman has had a limited offering of “It’s about to rain,” “It’s raining,” and “The rain is going to stop for a couple hours.” So I’ve done little sketch wandering lately.
But yesterday we got a whole morning without rain so I headed out to to do a bunch of walking on my river. It’s also International Nature Journal Week and I thought I might do something in honor of it. Mostly, though, I wanted to spend time in nature, sitting on a rock or walking.
It occurred to me, however, that I was an urban sketcher and thus it seemed appropriate for me to select this common urban flower as my subject. So, I sat on a rock and drew a dandelion.
It was very relaxing and enjoyable and after completing my walk I headed home my walk culminating in an old-man run/jog/slog. It had started raining.
Are you sure you aren’t in Seattle? 😉
Yeah, I’ve been reading posts by you and Kate and all your rain dodging 🙂 I can only wish I were in Seattle, though.
That’s quite the excellent version of a dandelion.
Yes, Seattle has had much the same. When ever there’s a clear day, I feel obligated to go out to sketch!
When I lived in Southern California, my mother in Michigan would ask, “how’s the weather”. My standard response was “just another lousy day in paradise”. I did miss seasons, though, so am much happier here in the PNW.
I had a surprising amount of fun drawing that dandelion. I’m going to draw more plants because of it. We rarely have a clear day, but now I’m scheduling my walks by the radar maps. Weird that.
I don’t think I’d miss seasons if I moved back to Arizona. I was very happy in shorts and a t-shirt every day 🙂 Now, if I could live in Seattle…well that would be different.