I was chatting with the cheerful salesperson at the garden center the other day, while perusing the planters.
My default is blue, deep cobalt blue. I was hovering in the blue section, but eyeing the beautiful greens
and purples. She said to me, "you can never go wrong with blue in the garden, all flowers look good in
I agree. In the hot haze of summer blue is cool and refreshing to look at, and to be around in general.
Here in the midwest, the hot humid days are settling in with the fireflies and the crickets at night.
Yesterday in particular was a 3 shower, bad hair day. I went to a local food festival with some family
and friends. As we walked and talked and drank and ate, I noticed that the connections people were making
were different then on dry days, in an unexpected way.
We walked into a crowded bar without any air-conditioning, and everyone was gathered around the bar and
little tables huddled together, sweating and offering t-shirt sleeves to wipe a forehead on. We americans who covet
our space get closer when it's 90 degrees with 100% humidity? Hmm. So we came up with an app idea as
my daughter was fanning herself with her iPhone; a picture of an old fan whirring-just to make you think air is blowing
on you. Maybe it was the Moscow Mule, but in the moment the fan thing was funny.
The bottom line is that summer is summer and cliches exist for a reason. I am an Autumn/Winter lover. I get the deep summer blues and yearn for ice skating and sparkly snow, sweaters, and cozying up on the sofa with the newspaper on a Sunday afternoon in January.
Blue is my favorite color in summer. What's your favorite color of the season?
p.s. The fan app already exists. My daughter told me this morning.
I'm a visual junkie, and an artist. I love to spend time traveling here and there, to sit in cafes, sketch, and drink cappuccino. I love to walk, hang out with my family and friends, and spend time with my dogs Mabel and
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