Well, our area did in fact hit 42°C/107.6°F today. There was no way we were going to sit at home without air-conditioning so we didn't need to be asked twice when Mum invited us over to her place to spend the day. YES! She has air-conditioning! I made a yummy tofu satay noodle dish to take over for lunch. We packed the doggies in the car and off we all went to visit Mum and to enjoy her gloriously cool air-conditioning! So, SO grateful we didn't have to suffer the dreadful heat — even Cody and Jack, our doggies, savoured the coolness at Mum's place.
Of course, we all had to head home some time and, even at 4pm, it still felt like we were in living in a sauna. Some vegan vanilla ice-cream with mango sorbet helped cool us down a little. It looks like we are now in for a hot, muggy night but at least it has cooled down a little to what feels like 33°C/91°F.
I didn't sketch today so will need to catch up as I am still determined to meet my goal of 365 sketches for 2017. For now, I thought I'd post a sketch that I did on our trip to Wellington Point a couple of weeks ago.
I always love visiting the bayside area. Stonefish are the most venomous fish in the world so, despite the hot day, I decided not to wade into the water. However, Aaron decided to play daredevil and waded in, bare feet and all.
Bradley and I weren't that crazy so we shared a spot under the shade of the beautiful Moreton Bay Fig trees...
along with some of the birds.
I threw out some oats and sunflower seeds around the picnic table for them so they could dine in style.
While there, I sketched this tree in my large Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with both permanent and water-soluble ink pens.
I did more work on it at home with ink and a brush
I'm linking up with Sunday Sketches again this week. To see the work of other participants, you can click HERE.
I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend regardless of weather conditions.