It’s been a while 

​It’s been a month since my last entry into Open Pallet.  I would like to say it’s because I’ve been busy painting, or busy drawing or busy writing.  Unfortunately, I can’t.  I’ve been busy enjoying the summer. 

This has been a spectacular summer for those of us who enjoy the outdoors.  Anyone who loves sunny days for the beach or walks in the park, this is a dream summer.  Those who enjoy a nice green lawn however, this is not a great summer.

It’s August 12, 2016 and I’m looking out the window at what has been a seldom seen sight this season.  It’s raining.  Good heavens the grass needs the water.  Between yesterday and today the browns of the lawns might turn a more appreciable green soon.

In about 5 weeks I’ll be enjoying a trip up to North Ontario where I intend to do some painting and photography.  When I went last year at approximately the same time of year I expected to see plenty of fall colours.  We had an unusually hot late summer and the result was everything was still green.  Maybe this year I’ll capture some colours.  Regardless, I will enjoy the trip immensely.