Are you northern hemisphere peeps staying cool? Wow! Another heat wave hit us and it reached a feel-like temperature of 110 degrees F!! Until some thunderstorms rolled in-several times :)
Thought I'd start by sharing a photo of the Bastille Day celebration we had at my Mom's (this was early in the day long before we were to hear of the tragedy in Nice).
There was all kinds of French food from a cherry clafoutis, French cheeses, paté de campagne, baguette, croissants, Napoleons and of course Bordeaux wine all accompanied by French music!
I was thinking of that day as the Tour De France has just ended and what a fabulous 3 week tour it was!!!! I prayed that all would go well and there would be no further incidents or tragedies especially when you think about the huge numbers of people that attended the various segments along the tour, not to mention the end in Paris.
With this heat the garden is growing beautifully, and oh joy I have finally gotten a few pics of our frequent visiting hummingbirds:
Playing around in the watercolor journal:
and in my mixed media journal:
Joining in with T Stands For Tuesday and Art Journal Journey for the theme of "In my garden there is..." hosted by Yvonne (Meggy May), Moo Mania for "anything goes", and Try It On Tuesday for "make us smile" - well don't flowers make you smile?
"Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and turn to your creativity. There's a light inside of you." Judith Jamison