This summer is amazing. After the slow start everything around me is so green and growing. I've actually spent quite a bit of time-in small daily patches-in the flower beds. Having a strong 16 year grandson to help with the heavy lifting has been great.
(It's interesting what you can talk about when you're side by side in a garden! Great way to stay in touch with the grandkids.)
I've also been making time to focus on daily sketches. Using a pen for the initial work, it's been good to study what is in front of me and get it down on paper. From that beginning I've been adding watercolor paints or using pencils for color. Simple sketches that help me capture the beauty in a single bloom or whatever catches my eye.