Toad to the Rescue

It's hot.  Hot and humid.  Shade offers little relief except from the sting of the sun.  The boys think the air conditioner is "broken" while I know it is straining to keep up and I am praying it does not throw in the towel and say, "I quit!" as it is not the kind of expense we would relish right now.

But sometimes there are surprises as refreshing as a scoop of peppermint ice cream that take the edge right off.  I'm ever so grateful to Toad, a true prince among men, for sending me a copy of Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century by Mark Hampton.  I've flipped through once and can see it will become a mainstay for the library and the perfect excuse to stay inside this afternoon.  

Many thanks, dear Toad.

Image, above, from the book.  It is a watercolor by Hampton of a room by Albert Hadley.