A Summer Afternoon in the Garden,
by Isaac Snowman, English 1874-1947
The days have been so warm and beautiful, although starting off with a cold mist all over the countryside. When I saw this painting with the tea table set in the distance, I knew I wanted to imitate it in "real life." Thankfully these days people still write letters and I can take my mail outside to read.
Letters do not have to go through the post office. They can be written and delivered if the recipient is in the same house, or if someone comes to visit, you can send one home with them. They can be hand-delivered to people at church or anyone you see on your excursions. When my children were young, they pasted hand made envelopes on bedroom doors of the house in which to slip hand made cards and notes to each other. That way, everyone got mail all day long, including parents.
If I do accomplish the scene in real life, I will post a photograph. In the meantime, it is something I will be thinking about while involved in other obligations at home.
Here is another painting by the same artist, called Good News. I have talked about Good News on this blog before, because I believe it is so good for mental and physical health.
And making a list of all the things that can be done with these freshly picked walnuts.
Some people dropped by for an impromptu tea so we had sliced apples and cheddar cheese with hot tea.