And yet, my small sketchbook reminds me that there were many wonderful moments with family and friends. Leila Hejaiej, a singer of classical Tunisian music, gave an excellent concert in Tunis.
I sketched the musicians in her orchestra...in the dark.
Then we spent the 4th of July in Korba (a beach town on the Mediterranean)
and attended a graduation celebration with local musicians.
The high point of the summer was a week in Lisbon, Portugal at a beautiful hotel that has a statue of San Marcos in the entry
The hotel breakfast was royal.
The parks and museums were lovely.
And of course, the restaurants were excellent--wonderful food.
I'm glad I keep my sketchbook handy, or I might have forgotten what a good summer it was.