I love living in the country all year round, but August can be particularly beautiful to me. By August, Summer has usually lost the searing heat of July, and although it can be too humid for my comfort, as long as I can get inside in some nice arctic AC, I'm happy.
I love the golden fields of grain and hay. They speak to me of a season of plenty in the cold months ahead - food for the beasts, food for us. The rich golden hues fill me with peace and contentment, just to look at them.
Every once in a while, if I'm very lucky, I come across a scene that defines a peaceful country afternoon for me. I see cows relaxing by a pond, wandering in to get a drink and to cool off. It's a timeless image - go have a look at some Constable paintings and you'll see that he must have felt the same way. OK, that does it. I'm going to have to start a little landscape of the August fields I love.
Cheers, Heather www.heatheranderson-animalart.com