Monday, January 7, 2019

Manatee formal portrait

It really is beautiful here in Florida.  The temperature difference between Naples and Fairhope this morning was about 20 degrees. We will be colder when we get home for sure! This state is named correctly as well, they don't call it the sunshine state for nothing! I am coming home a little more tanned and I didn't even go to the beach. We are also making plans to go back!

This morning found us up early, putting away,  stowing, and packing for the trip home. Unfortunately we were the only blood available for the swarms of mosquitoes that invaded the camper. I'm sure some are still in there for the trip! We also had a rather large moth that found it's way in, buzzing the two of us like an angry hornet. Two adults, an 8 square foot space, and a scared moth are not a great combination. I'm sure it was comical to watch, although no one else was awake at that hour. Don't worry the moth was caught,and put outside . The mosquitos followed us outside to hitch up the wagon. Collier Seminole is probably not on our list of places to camp in Florida next year!

This is not the end of the manatees, as someone bought all 4 small ones for her home in Boston.

Manatee formal portrait,  acrylic on canvas, 12 x12
Day 32 of the 100 days 100 paintings Spring 2019