Back to the reality of life at home. It has been a glorious summer in my garden. Plenty of rain and, with the exception of a very persistent band of Japanese Beatles, no series bugs. I have been adding fresh vegetables to my salad every day. This is for me one of the joys of daily life in the summer. Planting, harvesting and eating my own food. It gives me a good reason to enjoy nature, watch things grow and feel that I am doing something good for myself every day. The flowers encourage bees and butterflies, both in need of unpolluted nectar, and they are a joy every day to anyone who loves color as I do. Tomatoes from the supermarket are a sad version of the real thing. I had my first large tomato from the garden yesterday and it was fabulous. The small golden ones have been flavoring my salads for weeks with their bursts of sugar. Hooray for summer!
9" x 12"
oil on canvas board