In the garden is where many of us will have been this week, at least if we live somewhere where it's summer and the sun has been shining, as it has been where I live, anyway. This is by the American painter Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849 – 1921), whose work I don't think has featured on here before, though some sharp-eyed and good-memoried person will probably tell me I'm wrong. He is best known for his 'angel' paintings, which I'm sure you've seen -- little girls with wings, essentially.
Anyway, I like this woman in the garden -- I love her clothes, for one thing, but also she has a sort of secret smile on her face, as if she knows something rather nice that she's not about to tell us about. Could it be connected with that chap among the flowers, who seems to gazing rather intently at her? Did he give her that flower she's holding? We'll never know, but it's fun to guess.