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Ode to Summer, Landscapes and Books

Summer has come and gone.
My to-do list was lost early in the summer, so I  painted several still lifes and landscapes, instead of painting the picnic tables, adding molding to the columns on the front porch, or upholstering the wing-back chair for the sitting room. However, there are no regrets. This just means it will be a very busy weekend.

Aside from painting, I had the chance to read a bit. My girls and I read The Secret Life of Bees, which made for interesting talks with them. My youngest is 14 years old, like the main character, making it a bit more special. The Crepe Myrtle and Bee painting is in remembrance of our little reading adventure together. 
It wasn't until I was writing the title of the painting that it brought to mind some of the first books we read together--the Harry Potter collection. We would stay up late reading and on the days the new books came out, we would stay up even later to wait in line for our copy.
Moaning Myrtle has popped in my head a time or two …