Easing into Summer

Summer is so brief in our neck of the woods you just don't want to waste a moment. Anticipating all the traditional family goings on and adding a few more (and sadly, probably not having everyone present when they used to be such a fixture) So to me , I am reminded that on this memorial day weekend, of the countless men and women that fought and insured that we can indeed enjoy our summers - and all seasons. Without their commitment it would be all moot. 

Poppies have long been known to commemorate the fallen. I love to paint them:

 poppies in progress- watercolor on canvas

poppies in progress- watercolor on canvas

 close up detail

close up detail

Don't let summer slip on by, savor every last morsel!