Many well-respected poets were naturalists. Read the work of some of the great poets and soak in their immense love and respect for nature.
Nothing speaks of summer like watermelon, but have you ever explored it closely? Take a big slice and observe all you can about this seasonal fruit. What do you see in the white part of the watermelon? Why do you think it’s there?
My small backyard is full of birds this summer and last year we saw two blue jays nesting high in a tree.
Find a local community center, library, or private tutor to focus on learning new techniques to incorporate into your watercolors.