One of the last things I'd do right now, is go down to the beach.
It's been raining and the temperature is still pretty chilly - but there is a slight increase so that possibly means Summer is trying to find us here in the Southern Hemisphere.
Up til now we've had the most amazing Winter. All in all only about one month of seriously cold weather - a 6deg Celsius minimum early morning is Cold! Which also means that I've only had to light the fire about 5 times so far. But it's not over yet. August can be colder than July sometimes.
But back to the beach.
This is from one of Shelley Smart's photographs from her blog, A Year at the Beach. She's from California and from her photos, she lives in an amazing place. She very kindly gave me permission to paint this one - I loved the composition (yes I know it breaks all the rules) and it took me a lot longer than I thought it would.
Thank you Shelley.