“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

6.26.2012

summer, cont'd


i was gonna go outside and stand around in some flowers and take a picture, but it's over 100 degrees out there, just a bit, but a bit is enough, and since i'd told the ever-wonderful michael just yesterday that i didn't think we were allowed to complain about the heat this summer, not after last year's onslaught of way-over-100s, and since i knew i probably would have a word or two to say when i got back into the air conditioning, i just stayed in the air conditioning.  i have flowers on my feet anyway.

we are almost to july.  i am full of short thoughts and lazy moments and, right now, a cherry limeade; i'd forgotten how good maraschino cherries are when they're swimming around with limes and ice and sugar.  when you swish them all around and shake your cup to help the straw find the last little bit of goodness,  it sounds like summer.  


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22 comments:

  1. those ARE the perfect tea in the garden shoes! stay cool now....

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    1. 91º at 10:30. my feet have been naked for hours. cute shoes or not, bare feet are better. :)

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  2. stay inside for sure ..it snuck up on us don't you think?! yummy drink and shoes!!

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  3. when i was out shopping for shoes yesterday this is kind of what i had in mind. but i found none :(

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  4. i love the way you hear summer:)
    -Jennifer

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    1. there is more to come about the sounds of summer. thank you!!

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  5. You make the ordinary sound extraordinary.
    Enjoy your flowery shoes!

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  6. Only you can turn a 100 degree day into a celebration!

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    1. whatcha gonna do? :) i actually love summer and usually love heat (after least year, i now use the word usually.)

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  7. my goodness gracious. at least you have flowers on your feet and a summery white skirt.
    and a luscious colourful delicious drink in hand.
    stay cool: next winter i'll sent you 12 feet of snow and you can save it for summer....

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  8. Oh my god. Texas in Summer. At the behest of the US Army (I was drafted in 1969) I sweated out 2 months at Fort Bliss, which must be one of the least blissful places on the planet. We were advised to take one salt tablet per day--we had this curious looking wall-mounted salt tablet dispenser. Despite the salt, I think we all keeled over, one by one, after a while. Trying to stay awake during the day was a chore, pissing our superiors off to no end when we nodded off in some really, really boring class about heat-seeking missiles or how to tell the difference between friend and foe. Boring and hot. Tough place for a west-coast fog lover...

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    1. oh, you made me laugh. ft. bliss! over 700 miles from me and, i assume, hotter. that being said, i have lived in both arizona and texas (plus a month or two in southern florida) and the heat in texas is by far the worst. it ain't a dry heat. but that being said, arizona heat is nothing to snicker at. it is HOT.

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  9. Love the shoes! I just realized when I cleaned my closet floor recently that I must be a shoe fan, I had no idea I had so many shoes. And I keep wanting more.
    Love marachino cherries in any kind of drink too. Been drinking it in sparkling apple juice with a couple cherries and some of the juice. So pretty and pink.

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  10. the shoes did not surprise me. you always have great shoes. what did surprise me was the pink toe polish. i always think of you with purple or blue or green...NOT pink.
    and a kindred spirit of barefeet. mine remain bare from last snow to late fall snow. and are usually some shade of dirty.
    in fondest. tilda

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  11. No one is allowed to complain how hot it is during summer lol. Indeed just stare at your cute ballet shoes dear, at least the flowers there don't wither and die.

    wealth management

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  12. Those are pretty shoes, Debi. Perfect for summer walks in the garden, I mean, through air-conditioned rooms. And that drink with the maraschino cherry...mmmm...that has me thinking of sangria or iced daiquiris...mmm...

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