Peaches for lunch
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
It's the first of September and Toronto's heading into a long
weekend tomorrow. It's impossible not to look back on
the summer -- almost gone -- with deep nostalgia. Meanwhile
our backyard grape tomatoes keep yielding up quite a daily
harvest from their tiny garden patch by the back steps.
The plants climb up a fence and have grown so thick that
I have to be careful reaching in to harvest them, not to
damage the thick stems.
Steven says that I'm a seasonal kind of girl, meaning I paint
what's in front of me, and for the most part that's true.
This week he bought two 7 litre wooden baskets of
peaches, and they are a captivating fruit. The taste is
one of my favorites -- just the best, and the fruit looks
like it should be eaten. So last night I sat down and began this
Fall will come, and our world will get colder, but for this weekend
at least, the neighbourhood boys are whooping it up in the park,
acting silly and doing impossible skateboard tricks. Sam will come
home from his early start at school, and life will be just peachy, as
it is today.
Thank you Marcia and family for a lovely visit tonight. That was
a great treat.
Have a getting-ready-for-fall day.