But oh this summer....oh man...it is HOT! Now let me say for the record that I lived in Tucson for the better part of a decade and I am well versed in the ways of the sauna. Usually I can find a way in my mind to make steaming hot days seem spa-like and somehow luxurious. But since I moved to Utah my expectations have changed. I expect it to generally not get much hotter than 90 on any given summer day. I expect it to cool off to some nice, tepid mid to high 70's at nighttime. And above all else I expect for my air conditioner to work without question as it is supposed to.
This past week and into the current one it has been above 100 almost every day, even as high as 104-105 some days, and my air conditioner is on strike. It seems she is ill-equipped to handle anything above 95 with finesse. In an effort to deal until our air conditioner is looked at I am going to be doing a lot of rainy paintings soon to visually cool myself off. I may even brave our community pool. I am also distracting myself with some interesting quotes I recently found:
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
"Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams."
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you."
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
"Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools - only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art."
Some of my recently painted original paintings:
My Etsy website, Painted Rain Gallery: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintedRainGallery?ref=si_shop
I hope everyone has a beautiful July!