Posts Tagged ‘summer’


summer reading

Taking a short blogcation. Thank you for all your visits and likes. 


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yellow rose

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bounty of the sea

Salty sea air, the deep, smoky scent of food cooked outdoor – the evocation of summer for me in this photo.

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floral beauty

In design, the color purple is often associated with the cold, dark months; a shot of the royal color to add warmth to the room.

But in Southern California, at this time of the year, the jacaranda tree blooms, creating a canopy of purple flowers as one drives or walks along the street.

I didn’t know the name of the tree, until my neighbor, who is originally from South Africa, identified it. She said it is also a popular tree there.

I suppose one could say that the jacaranda is the Southern Californian equivalent of the cherry blossom. In this case, it blooms at a time when spring is soon about to rotate into summer, when the days will be long and hot. Days that somehow need to be grabbed and savored at the same time, before fall slips in again.

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radiant flowers and seashells

Plumeria blooms at this time of year…redolent of the scents and colors of the tropics.

Seashells mark the passage of time and nature ever-present…another year of trips to the beach, and the healing breeze of the sea.

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The world of animals and our four-legged friends often makes us smile, laugh, or feel closer to the natural world that we belong. Here are a few of them at play.

cute animal

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

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Basking in the sun.

bird photo

Busy day down at Flamingo Road.

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"It's a lovely day."

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