Putill Road Palms
(this image is from night with poor lighting) I'll post again when I can get a better image.
Notes From My Residency Journal
My host doesn't have Internet so I am posing when I can find wifi.
I arrived to the vortex and a couple days of harsh cold and wind, yesterday was cloudy and it is raining this morning. Alas, poor weather for exploring, but I have been painting in the house.
I have done a bit of exploring between blasts of rain and cold. Tuesday I enjoyed a couple of hours at Canaveral Seashore. I toured the now finished visitor's center, lovely place. I found some wildflowers to pick the dead heads which I will throw into the field next to my studio. I also found a prickly pear cactus joint. I'm going to add it to my cactus terrarium if it survives. The red flowers were not in bloom down at the point this year and I suspect they were killed by the cold.
Wednesday I headed down to look around at the Merritt Island National Preserve, always a favorite. It was dark and overcast, but I enjoyed Putillo Road and Bio Lab Road. Putillo was open for cars this year, Yay! It has lovely views and lots of narrow trails.
Bio lab was gorgeous as always, but very few birds. I was shocked!
Today I am going back to take a look at Blackwater Drive, on the hunt for birds.
Thanks to my wonderful hostes Louann Hall for providing her cozy vacation home for the third year. It is a charming cottage in the historic district. It is lovely and sparkling clean. I'm so fortunate to have the many supporters who make these residencies possible.
Back to exploring!