Off Rt. 27, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
oil on board, 5"x7"
It's the doldrums of summer, when the ever present heat and rain really start to get to some of us. Every morning when you open the door to the outside you gasp for breath as a blast of humidity-laden air fills your lungs. Even though umbrellas are rarely used by those of us who live here, they are kept close at hand for the torrential downpours the beat the houses and the landscape and flow generously through the gutters.
The water level is high, and the animals and plants of the Everglades rejoice as nature brings them the bounty of summer. Frogs and fish are abundant and the wading birds and the little ground owls are growing fat.
The light is fabulous, and makes the landscape come alive with color. And if you're lucky, you'll catch a breeze under an awning or a palm, and at the end of a day see a magnificent sunset, reminding you how wonderful it is to live here.