This has been an incredible summer as it's the first time in my memory that I haven't had a number of other obligations besides painting and studying. Though I am usually averse to warm weather, I wonder if having this time is making it not only bearable but rather pleasurable. My garden has several comfortable perches and I make my way from one to another depending on the sun and shade (I'm a shade girl) where I can appreciate all the hard work my husband has done in order to create this little sanctuary in the city. I'm inspired by the birds and the shapes and colours of the leaves and flowers. I have a psychology exam coming up soon and have two more papers to complete prior to that so I am grateful for this space. By the way, the lovely henna on my foot was created by my special friend at Traditional Glimpse...I love treating myself to the art and time with the beautiful artist each summer.