Thursday, December 9, 2010

Welcome summer

It happened so quickly. Suddenly the cool weather was over and I was peeling layers off my bed and stowing away my winter clothes. With the sun's return, I feel surrounded with benevolence. This is a gentle time, with the sun not too fierce, just warm and easy.
Here is my homage to early summer; a sun circle made from the leaves of the jade plants on my balcony. I enjoy the way that some leaves take on a red hue, while others are quite green, depending on how much sun and rain they receive. Other leaves are marked like butterfly wings or little gems.
I had fun selecting leaves and finding the best way to arrange them. This image took two days of attempts before I was satisfied. I've made it into a summer solstice card and am sending it out to friends. Here I offer it for all to enjoy.


Marilyn & Jeff said...

It is a lovely time of year isn't it, such a gentle heat as you say - and no humidity that will come as we get further into summer.
Your sun circle is stunning, such beautiful colours as well as a lovely composition.

Anonymous said...

I love your radiant summer circle!