I was invited, along with 13 other fabulous artists, to create a piece of artwork representing a historic home for the 2014-2015 PRESERVE HISTORIC MCKINNEY Home Recognition Program Calendar. Quite an honor! This lovely old home at 605 N. College, became the calendar girl for June! I wanted to capture the last warm light of a late spring day and the verdant June landscapes of north Texas, just before the summer heat sizzles the grasses and trees to shades of ochers, siennas and umbers. I took a little artist's license and changed the large shrub to a blooming Oleander, similar to one only a few blocks away, and added the touch of a gardener's hand with a smattering of flowers.