It is bittersweet that today is the last day of summer. Autumn used to be my favorite time of year, but summer has taken over the #1 spot, with autumn a close second.
It has been a very busy summer here. With gorgeous Pacific Northwest weather, we had picnics, camp-outs, barbecues and lots of fun celebrations like birthdays and weddings and anniversaries. All of that was in between one of my busiest "artwork" seasons. While enjoying the summer sun, I painted a lot of snowmen and Christmas botanicals. Here's just a few pictures of our summer 2014 in rural Oregon:
|Sunflowers stand guard over the vegetable garden|
|"I brake for nurseries"|
|I felt as if I was floating in a puddle of the brightest |
blue watercolor paint during the boat trip on Crater Lake
|Crater Lake was so cold, but Glen and I had to dangle our feet in|
one of the deepest and most pristine lakes in the world.
|the ever-changing front perennial flower garden|
|Cotton enjoyed strawberry ice cream on the 4th of July|
I hope that you had a beautiful summer, and that now you are also looking forward to celebrating the wonderful fall awaiting us. Here's wishing you many beautiful autumn sunsets.