Category Archives: summer

He Married

This month, whose birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle, tends to be a time of weddings, in churches, balloons, on mountain tops, or sports fields … i.e. often in strange places. Customs vary and people add their own twist to … Continue reading

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The Horse

Passing a field with horses in summer is to catch a breath of adventure, or a sense of when life moved a little more slowly. Or perhaps a sense of competition, gymkhanas, races … the held breath of watching horses … Continue reading

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Sunglasses

I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from strong sunlight, like most of us. A few people wear them as a disguise, or to hide their expressions. They are worn on beaches, at rock concerts, at airports, with sometimes surprising … Continue reading

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From the Beach

We go for picnics on the beach quite regularly in the summer, love the slap of waves, the lift and dive of gulls, the distant quiet of boats sailing in the bay … FROM THE BEACH this is ocean, these … Continue reading

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Foliage

Birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone; the birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle (we have both in our garden). And the leaves this month are every shade of green, lush, gorgeous, shady, and welcoming. They draw us in … Continue reading

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Zoned Out

Half way through summer, and I’m still voting for idleness. I’m painting on the deck, mostly seascapes, relaxing with a good book and, just occasionally, staring into space … A ZONED OUT    (an Abecedarian) zapped by contemplation, yoga’d to … Continue reading

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Summer Fete

Garage sales are fun, and summer fetes even more so as the choices are so many, and all out of doors. Second-hand books draw me every time, but I always wander through baking, white elephants, clothes, jewellery … A SUMMER … Continue reading

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