It was sunny, windy and chilly today, a surprise after the warm weather of late. Walked the dogs at midday and tried to avoid the shade, which when walked through felt like stepping back into winter. The wind with sunshine on my face was hard enough until I did some uphill walking and warmed up.
The pipeline is lush and green after all the rain we've had this spring. The Coreopsis blooms are at their best right now, the field filled with their waving yellow heads. Many more bright pink Pasture Roses have opened up, and the ragworts still lend their bright shaggy yellow heads to the picture. I trekked up to a certain spot where I know there is a large patch of Barbara Buttons that bloom about now... but about a month ago I'd see some bulldozers working near the spot. This could have been the end of the BB's. However, I found the flowers in fine shape and in full bloom just beyond where the work had been going on, and on the way back I found some slender stalks of Deptford Pinks. Perhaps tomorrow I will draw these two flowers. Today I hurried home to see if our visiting moths were still on the side porch, below the light.
They were. And they stayed there (as models) all afternoon. I pulled a kitchen stool out to the porch and was quite comfortable as I sketched.