I had an enjoyable week off and stayed close to home. My husband took an eight-hour trip on the Harley to get in some quality father-and-son time. There is no way I could sit for that long in the heat he drove through. So, while he was watching our son’s band play and exploring Oregon, I did some home projects I wanted to do. I painted my third room this summer or the living room. We had already tackled the main bathroom and a spare bedroom.
The living had a sponged wall of green and light green, one dark green and one light green. It sounded good in my mind, but not so much in the final product. So finally got the room all one color. It is what I call the forest room, so it’s a nice forest green. Next on my to-do list is the kitchen, then I’ll head outside to touch up that paint. Seems to be my summer of painting, which is fine, I’m a fan of a colorful environment.
After my husband returned, we did some final touchups on the room and I managed to take a few books off my shelf to find a new home. My birthday was very nice, we went to the movies and enjoyed a delicious BBQ. Celebrated with family a couple days later 🙂
When not taking vacation breaks, I’ve been working hard on editing my upcoming poetry collection “Deep in the Forest Where the Poetry Blooms.” Since it’s summer I’ll share one of the summer poems from the book.
My peaceful moment on a hot summer afternoon
Shared only with the bees and a single black-headed bird.
No kids asking questions…
No adults wondering what’s the next event…
No chores fill my hands and head.
I sit on the lounge surrounded by my imagination,
A blank canvas waiting to be painted with nature’s brush stroke.
By the pines and cedars who splatter their green upon me…
By the yellow sun splashing onto the greens…
By the red strawberries bursting sweetness into this mix…
While the blue sky offers a base,
To the pink, purple, and orange flowers,
Who grace our world with their beauty.
My panorama is quickly filling.
As the browns and greys,
Add the final dimensions and shadows.
In this blissful moment,
My soul’s painting has been covered completely,
By nature’s healing paintbrush.
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Embrace your inner child under the summer sun. D. L. Finn