Beach Escape

If someone tries to tell you that a bad day at the beach beats a bad day at home don't believe them.  I got rained on, hailed on and blown.  My poor pup didn't like the hail storm we got caught in while walking on the beach.

The first two days were beautiful, didn't even need a jacket the second day.  I did know the prospect of good weather wasn't going to last so spent most of the first couple of days walking outdoors.

All and all it still refreshes the mind to get away to where none of the things at home can weigh on your mind.  We walk when we could, whenever the clouds would break and even in the rain.  One day in desperation to get out for a walk we bundled up, rain coats for both of us and went out for a short walk.  But you know once you're wet what the heck, keep going.  That was the day we took the logging trail up above Rockaway Beach.  Even in the rain the view was beautiful and lots of good smells for Fritz.

Dogs, I don't understand how they can pee on everything even when there can't possibly have any pee left.  Fritz walks with his nose to the ground,  if he finds an interesting scent he pees on it.

It was a productive week though, I took along some recycled birdhouses to work on and always doodle where ever I go.

Here's some of the trails I followed....

Doodles,  they go everywhere with me.  Of course I had these printed out ahead of time so I could doodle them at the beach.  But I came home with more photos, I couldn't wait to print and doodle.

Coming up soon, Mothers Day weekend I will be participating in the Washougal Studio Artist Tour.  I won't be in my studio but with a friend Shirley Bishop of  Studio 13 Glass.  You will see all my new work and some of the old.  It will be a great time to take Mom out for a drive and visit all the studios.

I'm feeling so rejuvenated from my little escape, can't wait to get started on some of the new photos and furniture.  I found a great little bench to redo and doodle at a shop in Wheeler.  Lots to do and the sun is shining.

Hugs, and thanks for visiting.



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