This lovely painting, from a whole brilliant collection of Women and Gardens, has brightened a rainy gray day (along with a deep blue and white pottery dish of carnitas and guacamole and black beans, and a blood orange margarita: my lunchtime treat, with paperback mystery set in Scotland in hand).
I've spent the afternoon listening to Mozart masses, as well—a kind of sound-garden, as sunny as can be. One of my favorite of his spiritual pieces is this, the Laudate Dominum from his Vesperae Solennes. Like flowers, cut from a summer painting, I keep it indoors with me as the rain refreshes things outdoors.
image: Edmund Tarbell, Mercie Cutting Flowers