Many years ago when my parents were still alive and active, they did some gardening and planted a profusion of colorful flowers in a little patio area in back of the house. The flowers blocked the view of a decaying old fence and bloomed all summer. I did this on-site watercolor looking out through the kitchen window. Now it is all abandoned though some old flowerpots and fragments of the original fence still remain, hidden by overgrown vegetation.
This is what Summer looks like. Someday it will happen again.
Watercolor on sketchbook page, 8 1/2" x 11", July 5, 1997.