The Girl and Her Cat and I had our own little adventures, right where we live. Much to my delight, we already had a few bouts of snow this year in the mountains here in the rain-starved California. That brought rainstorms to the lower elevations. I promptly bundled up in my waterproof clothing and boots and headed to the park for a walk in the rain.
Ever since I was little, I have always loved playing in the rain, the more torrential the better. The world gets quiet, and it’s mostly just the sound of the rain and me.
There is an oak grove in the park. Standing under that canopy, I listened to the rain sing as it danced on the leaf-covered ground below.
This is normally a narrow and deep drainage gully, but to my imaginative mind, it might as well be a stream that I have to cross carefully.
I wore my big boots, so I could splash along as I continued down the rain-sodden path.
I have made up my own names for certain areas in the park. I call this area Darcy Field, resembling a certain scene in the Pride And Prejudice movie. Right around the corner, the path turns hard with rocks and tree roots jutting out of the ground. That would be the Dinosaur Ridge. I love running over those protrusions.
I really wanted to continue on with the rain pelting down on me. It was getting dark though, so I reluctantly decided to turn back.
Rain droplets on these dry stems looked like little crystal flowers. My camera has a rain jacket of its own, so, just like me, it stayed toasty dry. I would have liked to get close-ups, but it would have been impossible to change lenses in that windswept rain. Also, I had to bow to the failing light. This is the best photo I could take with the lens I had at hand. Hopefully you get an impression of what I saw there.
Adventure of the Girl and Her Cat
While my kitties stayed warm and toasty at home, The Girl and Her Cat continued their adventure together in the snow.
Please click on the image thumbnails to see the pictures and read about their wanderings –
Not to worry, they are bundled up for their snow walk. When her cat gets cold, The Girl carries him inside her coat.
I added all the paintings shared so far about their adventure from the Wandering Pages book at the above link. I will add to that page as we continue with their adventure together.
I will leave you with a page from my nature journal. The day before the rainstorm came, my husband hurriedly called me outside to see something he thought I would love. We saw a flock of geese flying overhead against the backdrop of a beautiful sky that only impending rain clouds can bring. We watched them slowly dissolve the right arm completely and then recreate the V pattern as they faded to a distant shimmer. I have never seen anything like it before. I didn’t take a photo. Instead, I recreated the scene in my journal.
I personally hand-make the journals in my studio. You can purchase the journals here in my shop. I have journals for both artists and non-artists.
Let me know which photo and/or paintings of our adventures you liked. The Girl and her Cat, and I would love to know.
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