There are some gorgeous parks around Darwin. One of the things that struck me as soon as we got off the plane was the incredible bright green of the foliage – I can’t remember when a colour has struck me quite like that before. Maybe it is because we’ve experienced so much drought in Melbourne. I’m not sure.

After a bit of walking around in the Darwin humidity we retreated to this park on the Darwin harbour. Hiding in the shade under the trees I started to draw. My husband’s eyes, however, were on something quite different. He had spotted a touch football game … and it was just too much to resist. He left me to “watch the game”. When I tried to work out where he was watching from I realised that, true to form, he had managed to get himself into the middle of the game. He was having a ball (literally)!

My husband, being a shift worker, is a great one for nanna naps. He can fall asleep any place, any time. So in a hot sticky place like Darwin, especially after a game of touch footy in around 40 degree heat (celsius) … he felt it was time for an afternoon siesta.

I can’t nap. I can barely sleep at night, let alone during the day. So what, exactly does one do in a hotel room while their partner snores? Draw the view out the window, of course …

And then it was a dash back to the same park to see the sunset. We were running a bit late, so this was my attempt to capture the view in about a 2 minute timeframe, with paint running everywhere!



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