July. The Queen of Summer.  July, my favorite month. Summer is a wonderful time, but its not summer here.

On my way to work on a cold, bracing winter’s Perth day. And I’m thinking.

My mind’s on many things. Work, global issues. Projects, bills to pay, houseguests arriving, dinner to make. You know, the usual.

Everyone’s issues, nothing new. But I think its the global issues that my mind is pinned most on. Perhaps its simply the one right after the other without let up, thats getting to people I talk to. As a society, we can’t close our eyes and ignore those little cries for help. Can we?

But we do need a time out. A breather.


summer breeze on the water, photo, debiriley.com


Summer is Fine


Flipped the radio on, real low.


And a song not heard for years, played…. its sweet summer light notes, sending my mind and spirit tumbling playfully back in time.


I turned it up just a bit.



Seals and Croft’s  “Summer Breeze” gently guided my dreary world weary thoughts,  back into a delightful summer’s day.


I turned up the volume a wee bit more!


Summer Breeze, watercolor abstract, debi riley watercolor art painting,
Summer Breeze,   watercolor by debiriley.com (c) 2016






Sweet days of summer.


“July is dressed up and playing her tune”

July watercolor month, debiriley.com



summer flowers are in full swing…..


debi riley art, daisies by white cottage fence, watercolor painting, debiriley.com
Shasta Daisies watercolor


flower blooms in summer, watercolor painting, debiriley.com
in bloom, in summer


Summer sunflowers watercolors, #worldwatercolormonth debiriley.com
Summer sunflowers




Did you see the curtains hanging in the window?

Dancing Curtains Watercolor painting debiriley.com
Dancing Curtains  in the windows…….



See the curtains hangin’ in the window,

in the evenin’ on a Friday night.
A little light a-shinin’ through the window,

lets me know everything is alright.
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine,

blowing through the jasmine in my mind.


See the smile a-waitin’ in the kitchen






And at this stage,  the volume was cranked up very loud. I was thoroughly enjoying myself.  My imagination was in full swing and I was in Summer. Feeling just Fine!!





Summer Breeze.

It makes me feel fine.



sunset flare photograph debiriley.com
Summer sunset with a gentle breeze,   debiriley.com



Thank you,  Seals and Croft for such a timeless song, that epitomises the best of summer.

Thank you readers for coming along on my Summer Breeze post today.

I hope, that you too……..   Feel Fine.






Houseguests have arrived from overseas for some July celebrations!  So my sister and I will be doing  abit of sightseeing around Perth and Western Australia for the next couple of weeks. Should be great fun!

My posts may have a  slightly interrupted and irregular schedule due to ‘July Celebrations’. You understand!