I’ve been spending time at my mom’s house. She’s ill and not able to stay alone, so my brother, sister and I take turns staying wth her. She lives about an hour’s drive from me, in one of the areas that gets the hottest weather. The past couple weeks it was 110 degrees. The heat is tolerable when it’s dry, and the evenings are nice for being outside. But lately there has been a lot of humidity which is not typical. Very unpleasant. Before my father passed away, he planted many many rose bushes. The extreme heat fries the blooms, so while I stayed with my mom, I would go out each day and cut the buds to bring in the house. They would bloom in a couple days.
This next one I held up to a painting of flowers.
My mom is 87 years old, and saves almost everything. She had hundreds of old recipes from newspapers and magazines. The old illustrations were fun to look at.
I’m also reading Don Quixote. I started it years ago, but didn’t get very far. Now I will continue to read until I get to he end of the 1,050 pages.
Among my mom’s very old treasures is this bracelet depicting some of Don Quixote’s adventures. I love this scene of him charging the windmill.
A setting sun on vintage post cards to link to Mullein Art blog. I made a small stamp for the water.
A sun painting by Vincent Van Gogh. I saw the original many years ago at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Everyone in the museum seemed to be humming the song, “Starry Starry Night.”
I got this sun in Mexico. It hangs in my kitchen.
Enjoy your sunny summer days. Thank you for visiting my blog.