Summer Fun in Scorching South Dakota

Like so many travelers, I am amazed at the topsy turvy temperatures this season.  When I made plans to summer in Spearfish, I never expected so many days near or above 100 degrees here.  The few times that I checked, it was cooler in Arizona than here.  Weird, but not enough to hinder my enjoyment of the local activities on my days off or to diminish my musical fun while “working!”

Most of the pre-school groups that sing with me seem to enjoy the music.
But sometimes there is a critic in the group.

A Day at the Local County Fair

In addition to checking out the local county fair, Matt, Sherry and I celebrate July Fourth with friends and are sure to dress patriotically!  Matt and Sherry also accompany me back to Buffalo, WY to meet Di Marie, Jerry and friends for one more night at the Occidental Bluegrass Jam. 

With Di Marie’s encouragement and backup, I play my banjo in front of a pretty rowdy crowd that night.  It is great fun.  No one seems to mind that I hum most of the words to my songs because my sheet music is in the dark and I cannot see it.

My Inner Artist has Escaped!

On a day off from work, I stroll over to the hatchery where free watercolor lessons are in progress that day. Not an artist by any means, I figure why not try it anyway.

As I peacefully sit in the park blending paint to compose my creation I notice the reaction of passersby.  Most adults pace quickly past me as I studiously attempt to brush my vision of the railcar onto paper.  They wrinkle their brows inquisitively unable to reconcile my work to the actual landscape. Little children however, compliment me on my excellent drawing. Apparently they appreciate my bold use of primary colors as opposed to the traditional pastels of watercolor artists.

After I finish my painting. I take a picture of the railcar with my phone and use an editor app to render a watercolor from that photo. You can compare the results to the right. Looks like I should stick to using my camera and editing to deliver future works of art!

My "work of art."
My phone's watercolor

Photos of Interest from my Recent Ramblings

In Loving Memory

Stormy Weathers

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

13 Replies to “Summer Fun in Scorching South Dakota”

  1. Lynn Hochradel says: Reply

    Glad you are enjoying life … beautiful picture, btw! Hope to see you again sometime down the road. Safe travels. Lynn

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Hi Lynn! Hope you are enjoying your travels too. Always glad to hear from you!

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  2. When children approve of your art…you’ve done well. They know the difference between vision and a pic taken by a camera. Joy. Love the colors in this presentation. Here’s hoping for cooler temps. It made me chuckle.
    Love you….Happy in Ocean View

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      I agree – I hope to always be able to see the world through a child’s eye. Love you right back!

  3. You just know how to have too much fun. What out for those kiddo’s, they can be brutally honest! Haha. Sounds like it’s been a good summer, albeit a hot one. Miss you. We leave Tues for Michigan UP for 2 weeks and then westward ho….

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Yes they can! Safe travels heading west.

  4. Ah, the pictures are worth a 1000 words.
    And some kindred being know a good hand for rest.
    But from the Dakotas to NC is down hill, hope to see you here.

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thank you! I will let you know when I finally roll into NC. Hugs to Agnes for me!

  5. Looks like fun in Spearfish. Little ones are just not appreciative of “fine” music! Hello to everyone!

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Hahaha! To each his own, I guess 🙂

  6. I love all the colors in your pictures?. Keep enjoying your travels ??

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Thank you – so happy to hear from you!

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