Seems like summer just rolled around and mornings now have a hint of autumn. I took two of my grandchildren on a picnic recently at our neighborhood park and they loved playing in the creek. The creek is a tributary of the Illinois River which brings me to this posting. I entered the first Illinois River Salon and this painting titled "Summertime" was juried in. The competition rules were that the paintings had to be of something within the Illinois River Watershed. I went to many beautiful remote areas I had never seen before and ended up with a painting just a few blocks from my home.
I love the nostalgic feeling of childhood memories of simple pleasures like skipping rocks and boulder hopping.