OK, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but you never know.
Anyway, a quick, relaxed scan of my art books revealed some suitable pictures for today, the most notable of which must be Albert Moore's beautiful Midsummer.
|Midsummer (1887) Albert Moore|
Gosh, that orange is astonishing, and brings to mind the curled figure of Flaming June by Lord Leighton...
|Flaming June (1895) Lord Frederic Leighton|
|The Sweet Siesta of a Summer Day John William Godward|
|Dolce Far Niente (1904) John William Godward|
Apparently any sort of animal skin will do, but a peacock fan would probably come in handy right now.
When it comes to summer, it seems that oranges are not the only fruit, sorry, colour, as I discovered when seeking a colour illustration for A Summer Night by Albert Moore.
|A Summer Night (1884) Albert Moore|
|Green Summer (1864) Edward Burne-Jones|
|Summer (1869) Edward Burne-Jones|
|A Summer Morning (1897) Rupert Bunny|
|Summer Offering (1911) Lawrence Alma-Tadema|
Now I am feeling less languid and reclined I suppose I ought to go and make the best of the sunshine, as we all know an English summer is notoriously changeable, as Charles Perugini shows in the charming Summer Shower.
|Summer Shower (1888) Charles Perugini|
Happy Summer equinox.