"Other People's Stuff"
(watercolor on 300# hot pressed Arches)**
From a snapshot taken on our quick trip to Destin to visit the Dear Daughter a couple of months ago. The weather was warm and beautifully sunny, and we got to spend about an hour on the beach. Oh, to be there now! The cold spell that came through our area two days ago (and is expected to last for another couple of days) has destroyed the blossoms on the dogwoods and azaleas, which were both reaching a fantastic peak. Crepe myrtle bushes had begun to put out leaves, which now look like wilted salad that has been slung into the branches. Most of the trees that had begun to leaf out look okay -- I think it was just the very tenderest leaves that were so badly hurt.
Thankfully, I had taken a few photos of the dogwoods the day before the weather turned so cold...
The white ones, of course, were at that particular stage of perfection that makes EVERYONE break out their cameras and start taking photos!