Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Trying Different Things


As I settled back to read a few more pages of a novel around 11 o'clock the other night, after spending an hour or so doodling and drawing sugar canes, peppermint canes, and walking canes, I realized that I was doing different things.  (Canes are not easy to draw, by the way.)

I am actually looking for things to do, different things to try because I am. . .giggle. . .retired.

There are some things I'm no longer interested in trying
. . . hang gliding
. . .roller skating
. . . hiking the Pacific Crest trail
. . .driving a big rig cross country, toot-toot
. . .going to Mars

Yup, no longer interested in making those dreams come true. 

One of the things I have been doing is painting. I did that watercolor in the photo up there. What do you think: Does it remind you of granite mountains? Maybe somewhere in the Sierra Nevada?



4 comments:

  1. I do like your painting because you captured your area you live in so well. You are very talented and I hope you continue to paint more. I think you could still hike the trail...or part of it anyway:)

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. I loved backpacking in the Sierras. All that granite, trees, lakes, wilderness. I'd like to do at least one more backpacking trip. Incentive for getting knee surgery.

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  2. I'm going to plan on going to Mars until the day I die ... and maybe after then as well. :)

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    1. If soaring through the universe is part of the afterlife, I shall definitely check out Mars.

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)