It’s becoming more important than ever these days to take breaks from your computer screen, from the daily jarring news… lest all the traumatic news somehow dangerously deplete you. Fortunately around here, the glorious weather continues without the humidity of summer, making every day the perfect day to be outdoors. The leaves are still mostly green and lit up like jewels with the sun’s light behind them. On a day in the middle of the work week, a few kayakers moved silently on the glass-like surface of the Potomac River in downtown D.C. (The watercolor above was done initially as a pen sketch on watercolor paper, as this watercolorist discovered too late while out walking that she had no water with her to use with paint. It was finished up later.)
Nearby, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial adjacent to the glorious Tidal Basin, many quotes from the former president are carved in stone and most of them seem timely today. How wonderful that they are here to remind the many visitors from across the country and around the world what our country stands for.