Even going on vacation requires tremendous effort, what I call "achieving escape velocity". That means finishing every necessary project.
It's time to take a break and enjoy the last of summer. It's raining today and I'm loving it. The garden and land badly need it. I can feel everything relaxing in the soft rain.
Here's a few highlights of summer at Gracewood Studio and garden.
I wait all year for these Conca D'Or lilies to bloom. I'm 6 feet tall and look up into their blooms. The fragrance fills the entire garden. There are lovely white Casablanca lilies in the garden, but while these 8 foot tall monsters are blooming, they're all I want to look at.
Travel took us to the east coast and to California, making stops to see sculpture.
I made a pilgrimage to the home and studio of August Saint-Gaudens, a national historic site in Cornish, New Hampshire. Many posts on this coming up. It was inspiring and humbling. He was an amazing sculptor.
|Amour Caritas by Augustus Saint Gaudens as seen in the reflecting pool.|
|Above the clouds, at sunset at San Simeon, Ca.|
Also upcoming posts on the sculpture at San Simeon, aka Hurst's castle.
Aside from vacations, I love working outdoors in summer, when just looking up from working gives an unexpected pleasure.
Have you taken a break today and looked up or down?