Because I come from a tropical heritage, summer is most definitely my favourite season of the year, the time when I feel most alive. And one of our favourite summer pastimes is punting. In England, this means pushing a long, flat boat along the river with a pole, either in Oxford or Cambridge. It is the perfect way to stay cool while watching the world float past. It helps to have the backdrop of all that blue water. My son loves to trail his fingers in the cool water as my husband makes the punt glide through the water....
I chose the image below because of the cool tones; the way the watermelon invites you to take a bite. My mother is originally from Trinidad, and whenever we went to a beach as children she would bring a watermelon to help keep us cool, a remnant of her own childhood memories of the beach.
It's not every day one is asked to be a muse and I have enjoyed looking through everyone's inspiring pictures tremendously. I look forward to musing over your next submissions.
Uploaded by muchadesign on August 1, 2010 at 5.48PM CDT