present themselves constantly in our lives if and when we are paying attention. Painting to the season is something I enjoy particularly. Although I don't often paint flowers, and, in fact, don't really enjoy floral paintings, I am drawn to sunflowers and their majestic presence in mid-July. We had a few this year and I had every intention of spending a day on them and had already toned a vertical canvas. But obligations of other sorts consumed my time. When I was ready, they were done. Oh well. There is always next year. I painted "Susan's Sunflowers" in watercolor last year during a demonstration at Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. My friend and colleague Susan Mencini had brought this beautiful bouquet. My own set up was decidedly inferior, so I looked on at what she had brought. Thank you, Susan.