Monday, September 28, 2009

"Back in the Desert Again..."

The Autumnal Desert...day(above)...and night (below)
...and what a scorcher of a day we had yesterday...
a record breaking 107 degrees!
It is supposed to be the same today too.
The best part about this extended heat is that
the nights cool down
very nicely
and
the Fall season is here.
(So...this heat cannot last forever...now can it?)
Fingers and toes crossed...:)
Have a beautifully "autumnal" Cactus Monday all!

"Autumn's the mellow time."
~
William Allingham

23 comments:

Alex said...

I am glad that you're back Margaret! And you're back with some souvenir as well. ^^ Can't say much about the spiral sun, because I absolutely adore them! I really like the bright looking cactus too, and you've added tons of colors into this piece. :) Lovely indeed!

marancat said...

I was wondering about you .... great to see you back. And another lovely desert drawing too!

Deborah said...

Beautiful, both day and night!

Julie said...

Oh, I love that orange hue on the cactus and sun blazing down just as it is there! 107 degrees??? How do you live? And to think Teri is heading back to AZ too!!!! You guys better stay covered for sure...I'm not sure humans are meant to live in such climates!!! LOLOL!
Love ya...Julie

marianne said...

Welcome back!
beautiful cactus painting!

Happy Cactus Monday and autumn days and nights in the desert!

raena said...

Beautiful colors here!

107? I guess I should shut my mouth then about the 96 we had yesterday! I kept saying, "but it's almost OCT!"

Dan Kent said...

Love the design and love the vibrant colors! Welcome back.:) It's hot here too in Miami but our 90 sounds paltry next to your 107, but it is a humid heat - working in the yard yesterday may as well have been 107. My wife and I were only yesterday wondering when it will end, as well.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, those SW colors are wonderfully saturated in this painting.

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Really beautiful, one of my favorites. Be cool!

soulbrush said...

what beeeoooteees. hoping that it cools for you really soon, and that we keep our burst of warmth here too, sunny and 18 degrees...hcm fellow cact.

The Gypsy said...

Peg, these are just stunning.
And, wow, talk about heat??!! It's as hot as we have it here! :-)

soulbrush said...

btw you were tagged by me yesterday.

Lynn said...

This is absolutely beautiful.
I guess no one steps foot out doors in that weather. Sounds dangerous to me.

Possum Patty said...

Welcome back, and thanks for sharing these great cactus pictures! Beautiful colors! Love your technique. Did you use pens?

freebird said...

Hopefully this hot weather doesn't last long. I really like this little painting. Welcome back.

Evelyn Howard said...

lovely pieces - love the colours! The blue version reminds me of "batik". HCM.

PAK ART said...

I always love your beautiful cacti! HCM I couldn't survive 107 - good thing I live where I do!

studio lolo said...

Great minds....I did a take on this last week. Yours is stunning!!!
Welcome back to the land you draw so well!

john.p said...

107 degrees and Fall is in the air? There's something wrong with that.

Judy Butler said...

Coming home must have been an inspiration. These are so beautiful. Two of my favorites for sure. HCM, Judy

Teri C said...

Beautous and welcome home!!!

nanke's stuff said...

Welcome back! I like this series a lot - colorful and full of energy. nancy

messyfish said...

I missed your cactus monday, but I am glad i scrolled down the page! Love the words too. I am trying to calculate F to Celcius, but I am thinking thats REALLY hot (even for an aussie).