Which? “Soak” or “Come Around Back”?
You’ve seen me through 11 months of favorite pictures: October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011, February 2011, March 2011, April 2011, May 2011, June 2011, July 2011, but now I’m stuck.
Maybe it’s just because I’m writing this in a cold and rainy March, but every single picture from August is so gorgeous to me. The sun shines, flowers and fruit everywhere, and everyone is smiling. How can I pick just one?
How can I not choose “Am So Comple-mentary” or “Become the Bean” or “Like the Word Bramble“? How can I not pick “Shine Like Summer” just so I can bask in those yellows? Doesn’t “Am the Great Saladini” deserve honorable mention for its name alone (not to mention the reminder of “Toss Summer Salad” growing right outside my door)?
I love “Soak” for the cool and refreshing colors and for its portrait of water — the contrasting textures from utterly still to bubbled, the reflections from the window above the sink, the brimming meniscus around each upthrust leaf — and I love all the squiggled and curving white lines of rootlets and leaf-ribs and feel settled so nicely by seeing the strong diagonal cleaving through the roundness of the watery bowl in its square frame.
“Come Around Back” though is such a great study of rectangulars, all done in soft and warm primary colors — and then hand-painted signage as well, to which I am never immune.