It's those dog days of summer in Texas right now, hot and humid. Good days for hanging out by the pond in the cool shade. This lily is a tropical lily that is in a shadier area of my pond and close to my chaise lounge. I face Southeast where I sit and therefore get the benefit of the Gulf breezes too. The fish glide silently around the pond occasionally stopping to investigate something to potentially eat. The dragonflies flit and flutter about and the hummingbirds chatter in their ever territorial fights at the feeders. Yep, it's time for a nice iced tea...ahhhh. I hope you can feel the shade in this painting and can have some shade of your own today!