Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Out Like a Lion

A week ago it was 70 (F.) degrees out. 

Today it is in the 30s.

So naturally I am thinking of hot, sticky summer days.

I was lucky to grow up before the influx of Lyme disease. The forest was our playground.

We had acres of woods back behind the house with a brook running through it. It was a great place for the whole neighborhood to congregate. We were hidden from our parents kitchen window view by the thick cover of foliage. 

Mom would say, "Stay within shouting distance." and we were free.

As much fun as it was creating our own Lord of the Flies like existence out there, I liked to go there alone.

Down by the brook was such a peaceful place. 

The always cold brook water and tall oak's canopy made it a cool sanctuary on the hottest days.


heidi aldin monteleone said...

I remember those long summer days, full of adventure and exploration.

I really like your line work and color palette. Great illustration!

The weather has been crazy lately!

Phil Rood said...

Great drawing and memories... I can relate, as I spent a lot of time at a creek by the farm where I grew up. Your illustration captured the feel of those days perfectly! Thanks!

Creations By Mit said...

I agree-great line work! What a serene setting. I, too used to spend a lot of time playing in the woods along the side of a brook. Thanks for the memory!