Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer moves in with ego in Florida…

Not shy…

more like a pusher… it’s rising barometer

daring us to inhale it.

Smirking at times.

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And yeah… we push back

in the beginning.

Because we think this may be the one that saunters in slowly…in our time. Not it’s.

This is the year we’ll get everything done so we can enjoy.

go ahead...laugh away.

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But we can never push it back…It comes, and seeps in cracks…and warms everything

to hot. To scalding...even.

Old tired pools beckon…plead

…even beg.

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Work never ends…it slows…

In the heat.

But never ends…

IMG_6073 Tireless comrades remain faithful…

albeit hot under black fur.

even though they do have cute white sneakers.

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but...Pleading all the same.

Then… evening rolls in

in pink and purple and Gray

cool colors

calming colors

healing colors

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And we beckon another day.

gratefully.

"In summer, the song sings itself."

~William Carlos Williams

41 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Beautiful post! Glad I dropped in! I know you'll have a nice and peaceful evening.

Nancy

~mel said...

How beautiful! Such a soothing post.

Silke said...

So beautiful! It's the same here in Georgia! You dog reminds me of our very first, wonderful dog, who was part Great Dane and had the same coloring as yours - with a white tip on his tail! Hugs, Silke

Ivy Lane said...

I BEG you! can I come visit!!?!!! Beautiful post! Have a great week ahead Linda!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Aww Silke. He has a tip on his tail too...we call it his flashlight (why? I dunno.)

Ivy Lane...you might wanna wait till sweet fall comes a calling!

Thanks Nancy and Mel!

Deborah said...

Okay. Forget garden envy. WHO IS RUNNING ON THE BEACH? You and daughter!?!? I just forgot EVERYTHING I was going to say about your delightful lime sunbrellas, the pool and patio area, the exquisite photography and your ingenious wording. Seriously. That's you??? Oh we are speaking of a deep deep green kinda envy! De-Lovely! **kisses** Deb

Kathysue said...

Aaaaah! Linda this post made me take a relaxing sigh. Thank you , we all need a deep breath and a sigh once in awhile, Kathysue

Karen Deborah said...

Wow that is so poetic!I just say it's hotter than stink out here! Sweat running in rivers inbetween my big bazookas. Yep 96 degrees and 97% humidity can make a pool jump up an shout! So did you go swimming?

love your dog--I know I have said it before but that big black dog is just one fine beastie.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Same here! HOT as H@LL! Geez, what would I give for a pool...you lucky dog! Have a great week and stay cool.

I'm off to Rosemary Beach this week for work, I'm sure it's hot there too.

Lisa said...

Ahhhh the last few photos diminished the hot flash I was experiencing. Now in all kindness, these are the lovliest photos of your sweet ones at sunset. Oh how I miss living on the water.
xo

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Stunning colors!! I want some tropical summer too!!

Have a fabulous Monday!!

xoxo
dagny

simpledaisy said...

What a lovely post:)
I love your patio space/pool area.....so gorgeous!

Melissa said...

Great pics! What a gorgeous space (and pup!)

SILVIA said...

i envy you, i envy you, i envy you,in a good way,lol...i want to live in Florida so bad, in fact is my dream,that's all i think about,lol..lovely pictures and so peaceful..enjoy it everyday,you are very lucky.
have a great week.
Silvia..

Leah Moss said...

that pool looks divine! Is it yours????

Send some of that sunny weather our way, DC still can't decide whether it's winter or spring!

anita said...

amen to that!

a/c went out in vehicle #1..whew,
the heat did indeed come with ego!

lovely shots on the beach!

Helen said...

I love the concept of summer weather having an ego ... it certainly does in Florida! Eight years in Orlando taught me that ~ I think I could have handled it better on a beach! Wonderful post .........

Maya said...

Very late afternoons and early evenings is truly my favorite time on the beach..., the colors captured here are simply amazing!!!!

Julie said...

My kind of weather, my kind of place, my kind of post.

Thank you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! I can't get over the beautiful lavender hues in the sky! Just beautiful! And is this you and your daughter? You are both lovely! ♥

Mango Gal said...

I love those beach photos, so beautiful!

Pinky said...

I have always DREAMED of living in Fl. but now think I might not be able to handle the summers there! I would love to live SOMEWHERE warmer than PA. though:):):) XO, Pinky

for the love of a house said...

Lovely photos! Ella sends Bo a wag!
I just turned on the AC here! Supposed to be a high of 90 tomorrow and I'm not waiting!!!:)
joan

Jane said...

Beautiful post!
Yes!!!! It is certainly hot. Our faithful, furry friend comes in from his walks and heads straight to the pool. He walks down a few steps and sits, enjoying the cool (still comfortable) water. Maybe he'll swim to the spa area and back a couple of times. When he deigns to step out of the pool, he barely shakes off the water, then flops down in the shade. What a life!

Jane (artfully graced)

La Petite Gallery said...

Written so beautifully. I remember
many Summers in Miami. Stay cool and Keep Calm...
I miss the evening walks on Deerfield beach.
yvonne

Barbara said...

We in South Florida salute your post!
Lovely.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Yep, Florida...heat seeping into every crack, unrelenting heat in the summer. Actually, it's just as hot up in Minnesota...at least it was when I was up there yesterday...humid, humid, humid, hot, hot, hot 93 degrees...thought I came north to cool down. Well, OK, it does cool down at night. In Florida, it doesn't...right?

Jane (aka the girl in the brick house) said...

Fab post and beautiful words/poem! And I'm so envious as winter has set in here in Sydney.

Velvet and Linen said...

Your post was cooling to read! Hope you are staying moderately cool in the rising temps!

xo
Brooke

Stephanie said...

oh...

dreaming of HOT in your COOL environment. I would dip my toes in the pool,run my hands through the water in the fountain...then sit with a cool drink under the lime green umbrella.

I would

The Red Umbrella said...

Such an enjoyable post. Summer is calling!

MB said...

What a perfect description of life on the peninsula. There is something sweet and special about the place surrounded by water and soaked in sunshine. Lovely!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Viginia summers can be quite hot and muggy too! Especially hard on the poochy!

Stay cool and enjoy the long weekend!

Linda Lou said...

Lovely sentiments, lovely photos - lovely pool, lovely women in the photo - YOU and your daughter maybe??

Love Where You LIve, a blog celebrating design, individual style & decorating. said...

Not a bad life you have there, Ms. Linda! Fabulous, in fact! And I love it when your doggie gets in. Stay cool, -s

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Linda~
I was hoping to find some tropical gardening pictures this time of year. Lovely pictures. Water sure helps make the heat bearable.
Donna

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

May in Texas...96 degrees already, and unlike you, I don't have an ocean to go jump in! I have a lab/dane mix, and he's my favorite buddy...great dog! Henry and your dog would be grand friends!

Amber Cargile said...

Absolutely beautiful, Linda!

maría cecilia said...

How beautiful your garden looks... and oh that walk by the beach, so great!!!!
Cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Cobalt Violet said...

Holy cow. So beautiful. Soon as I figure out the teleportation thing ... or "Beam me up Scotty!"

classic • casual • home said...

Ah lovely. The whole thing. Photos, colors, words....thank you.
Mary Ann

PS. Cute dog, too--looks like a good life.

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