What are your best memories of Summer?

Summer smells, sounds, colors & light,
textures, and tastes bring back so many
childhood memories. The sweet smell of
alfalfa was always such a contrast to the
hundreds of raw scratches on my legs
after a day of making hay bales. And who
could ever forget the leg-sting and then
exhileration of jumping into the cool lake
after a sweaty day of throwing bales that
each weighed more than me?
Now that Summer break is coming to an
end, I want to post these two recent paint-

Rooted, 2012
two canvases, 12" x 30" each
acrylic on canvas

Rested, 2012
12" x "30", acrylic on canvas