Thursday, September 16, 2010

Not the gloves already!

Hello little Glovies
11 x 16 inches
black marker on bond paper
Barbara Muir © 2010

Yep. Sad news for ye lovers of summer. Here in Toronto
we summerphiles (I'm surprised that I count myself
among them) had to put on wool coats and winter
gloves tonight. Oh I know there are a few hearty, and
somewhat odd types still braving the shorts and T-shirts,
but in a city of 5.5 million they number in the sixes - as in
six people. It is cold. So I hauled out the pair of fleece lined
leather gloves that took me all the way to Florence last
winter, and the parts of me so recently choosing the ideal
fake tanner went into minor shock. I am not ready
for winter, or even fall. Not ready. Please weather deities
who know all, bless Toronto with another month of if not
straight summer, at least a bit of warmth, and let the
flowers stay.

For now. Here are my gloves -- they are black leather --
hard to tell from my drawing. Note how each glove has
its own personality. Wait maybe I made that happen?

If you've had too much summer, head on up here, and
if you're craving more turn up the car heater and search
out your gloves.

Have a finding-your-favorite-gloves day.


Elizabeth Seaver said...

I sympathize. I love the fall colors, but if I could have them with warm temps, I'd select that option!

Marilyn Flanegan said...

Here's to an indian summer for Toronto!
: )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I do love the fall colours too, and usually fall is my favorite time of year. But this year our garden has been so amazing. I will be super sad to see it go. I love standing in the garden and arguing with the morning glories. They want to get my neighbour's flowers and I unwind them laughing.

Plus they are so beautiful.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

It was actually a lovely temperature today, and we're promised a bit of heat midweek next week, but I think realistically we better just hunker down and prepare.

Love your work,


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