Saturday, 5 November 2011

My first swim for the Summer

Today I joined the "Wallow and Bob Society" as they lined up at the beach.
I was finally ready for my first swim this season.
It was a little cool but we all enjoyed ourselves.
I think I see few of the swimmers shivering just a little as they lower themselves gingerly into the water.

Then we all went off for a cafe breakfast to celebrate Maria's birthday,
Here she is being showered with gifts.

And I finally remembered to pick up this painting I'd bought from a recent exhibition.
A watercolour by local artist Raelene Spencer.
I love Raelene's work especially this one of wild ducks on the edge of the Swan river.
The background shows the area where I grew up.

No sewing to show but I plan to spend this weekend getting a bit done....
maybe some pics of it next post.


Needled Mom said...

Brr.....I'm shivering as I look at the picture!!!! Good thing you had company.

Marls said...

Envy!! We have had winter weather today-the ground has been covered in snow, and it's November!!

Joy said...

Brrrr ... rather you than me lol.
Love the painting ...
Joy :o)

Maria said...

"It was nice once you get in" LOL
Enjoyed my swim and the lovely friends and pressie I received at our brekky.
Can't say the photo is very flattering.

Lizzie said...

Sounds like a great time, happy birthday to Maria and I love the painting too...

Suzanne Thomsen Newsome said...

My friends and I talked about an Iowa Bob and Wallow Society all summer in one of the local lakes/water holes, but did not get it done. The concept just thrills me. Good on all of you!!! ~~Sue

Bev C said...

Hello Sue,

So glad you enjoyed your first swim. My sister-in-law has been swimming down at Avalon Beach already this year. She said the same as you it is beautiful once you get in. Love the painting you purchased. Happy days.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congrats on your first swim...I think I will try and hit the water soon too xo