June Mantel
Three days of really warm sunshine are all it takes for signs of summer to pop up here at the beach cottage no matter what the calendar says.  Up to the attic I go to bring down my collection of picnic baskets where the big conch shells are stored for the winter.  I found this Adirondack beach pic at Staples on the clearance table a few weeks ago and couldn't resist.   Loved the colors of the sky, water, sand and the 'feel' of the sarong blowing in the warm breeze.  I could picture myself sitting there without another soul around. 
(One of my favorite things to do)
 The shipment of mushroom coral finally came in which I was waiting for to use on the mantel to bring subtle detail and movement.
      shell, aqua and cloud;  the colors of summer;  my comfort zone