I definitely prefer running down country roads to running on the beach. It's hard enough on a flat road, I don't need sand and the hassle of avoiding waves. On the plus side for beach running though I certainly don't have to worry about the Perdue chicken trucks barreling by. It's one of those deer in the headlights moments when you see it coming and you are but a lowly pedestrian. All I can do is say "Shit!" and close my eyes, nose, my mouth and run faster. You may not have these in your area. They are big flatbed type trucks stacked with wire cages, stuffed w/chickens who have been in these massive chicken houses and are stinky and dirty and the whole truck has a cloud of feathers and dried chicken shit dust following. Can you get the gist of my dilemma?
It's been very humid here and no matter how early I get up (6:15)it doesn't help. The running is hard (for me anyway). Everyday I run past a huge field that's been over-taken by honeysuckle. The scent is so heady, so intoxicating that it makes me want to stop and lay down in it like Dorothy in that poppy field in The Wizard of Oz. Of course I am sure the bees wouldn't let me do that.
I have been working on a lot of mosaics in my studio and just got a job to do a fireplace surround. Yeah! Here is a picture of a little table that I am not too displeased with but I would do it differently next time.
These tiles are vitreous glass and very small. I don't like working w/them as much as tiles that are bigger and I glaze myself. And to me the placement of the dragonfly is wrong. Whatever.