Hello out there! Is it still summer? Judging from my inbox, most companies are nudging me towards fall..and I’m fine with that. Someone said to me today, I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone and I said, “really?” I feel the exact opposite. It’s definitely been summer here alllll summer. I don’t live in one of those blink and you miss it areas where everyone runs to the beach for a week. Nope, it’s summer for a long time and as a more bookish, art loving, painting, creative soul, you can imagine, i’m not in the parking lot inflating my SUP (that’s a stand up paddle in case you haven’t been to Costco this year…)
The benefits of summer? Long morning dog walks. Those are my fave. Longer lighter days. Outdoor dining. Farmer’s market with amazing fruit and veg and fresh flowers. A general ease that comes from living in a tourist town where it’s a common sight to see couples sharing ice cream cones at night looking at the storefronts. And roses in our front yard! Summer definitely has cast a spell on my crazy rose bush that has bloomed at least half a dozen times. They are the inspiration for this piece. Simple pink roses that are so fragrant and sweet and bring me a special pride because i’m not much of a gardener but this bush is tenacious and strong. it’s one of my daily joys to see it blooming, cut a few stems for the house and catch unexpected fragrant whiffs as I walk by.
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” Oscar Wilde
Happy almost end of summer! xo
“Joy Blossoms” 11×14″