Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Day 212
I'm getting more resolute about starting early - today is forecast to be 34. I closed up the house (including drawing all the curtains) before I left at 8.45 when it had reached 23. Now, at 11.30, it's 31 outside and 22 inside. I did my usual 17 km ride around the lake as the hills are good for me but I find it hard to see things to draw on that route except for landscapes which I don't really like doing. But I was nearing the end with no drawing so I stopped as I passed our local swimming area (where the pelicans were). It was beautiful, with deep shade to sit in and a coolish breeze so I plonked myself down and got on with it. It's time to get the picnic box ready so on a day when it's still hot by the evening, I can just make a salad and when Ralph comes home with the car we can stop off at the shops, pick up a turkish loaf and some ham and have our dinner here - preceded by a swim. 17 km

5 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Looks nice and cool to me. It was only about 20 here and excellent.
W.

Katherine said...

Sounds like you have some pretty nice options over there at the moment - it's grey, cold and wet over here in London!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

This post and the previous have such a light, sunny quality to them. Very lovely. Also: what is Turkish loaf? (I bet I'm going to feel silly when I find out.)

Julie Oakley said...

You paint a picture in paint and words of an enviable afternoon

Jana Bouc said...

I wish I knew the conversions from C to F--I have no idea how hot 20 or 30 is. But the lake looks lovely and cool. I was telling my co-workers how your blog is making me want to visit Australia and they started telling me about all the poisonous spiders there, including one that lives in paper. Do you have to worry about bugs much?