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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Forest Creek Paintings

Summer Landscape Paintings by Hanne Lore Koehler

With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees F. (40 degrees C) in most of the United States, southern Ontario and Quebec, there is no denying, summer is here in full force.

Summers in Southern Ontario are usually marked by periods of sweltering hot humid weather when we all insist that it's not the heat that bothers us, 'it's the humidity.' This summer is no exception. After experiencing our long cold snowy winters, we would not dare complain of summer's sizzling heat - would we? It has become tradition for Southern Ontarians who live and work near large city centers to make a Friday afternoon exodus from the city, driving north up highway 400, 69 or 35 to areas in the Near North in search of a shady spot by a lake, where there is the slim chance that a faint on-shore breeze might cool us down. If that doesn't work, we know that a refreshing swim in the lake will.