The glare at the top of the page hopefully gives you energy. The background is called Spring Melts Into Summer and the initial A is from a picture of tar on a neighborhood street.
I’ve made the reading background a subdued orange dreamsicle-y kind of color to help tame some of the summer heat radiating from above. Liked the last design better? Eh, so did I because it’s more my color palette. But this is the color palette of summer in Oklahoma, so I’ll stick with it for a while. If nothing else, we have the fall to anticipate!