Friday, April 02, 2010
Beautiful April Fools Day at the beach
I took two pastel paintings into Manhattan Beach yesterday for a pastel show. What a glorious day, a bit chilly, but that didn't stop everyone from enjoying the day. It was a mix of clothing from jackets to tank tops. On the pier the wind kept it cool as only a handful of fishermen were actually fishing. The little sidewalk cafe that sells ice creams and waters at the end of the pier was almost empty. Behind the cafe they had a classroom with all the aquariums full of eels and fish, they were teaching the kids about the dangers of littering in the water and taking care of the oceans. We walked along the boardwalk and admired all the houses and little flower gardens that lined the streets. It is hard not to notice the weathering all those beach front houses take, it looks like that salt water even eats the cement away. Cute little shops line the main streets with cafes and boutiques and as we walked by the smells of food cooking enveloped us. A wonderful day in Los Angeles.