"How pleasant the sound of moving water
On a day you just can’t imagine hotter
Than this one.
Yes, it’s steamy and bright in this outdoor room
Where the crepe myrtles thrive and please with their blooms
Of lavender shades.
The scene holds me long enough to get a photo made.
Then quickly I search for a respite in the shade
Of nearby trees.
Back at home, anxious to begin painting
The cool of my studio keeps me from fainting
From this oppressive heat.
So here’s the fourth of my paintings small.
This winter when walking this way I’ll recall
The beauty of this day!"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
5" X 7"