I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 1, 2011

July, July, JULY!

It's July !
Summer has arrived for real...
a perfect day, start of a perfect weekend!
Can you tell I am excited?

Here at the beach we make do and talk all about summer, starting a few weeks before Memorial Day.

But summer truly starts with
the Fourth of July...
from now to November the days should be sunny and hot, with a delightful sea breeze by midafternoon.
The roses and honeysuckle are blooming on the dunes...

The daylilies are busting out with joy...

and the hydrangeas are beginning to show....

We made a picnic!
I wore my new Lands End swimsuit!
And let me just tell you, all that fashion-y ultra-cool stuff aside...if you like to really swim, their Tugless Tanks are The Best.

Oh okay, I got a cute tropical tankini for swim parties too.....

The shore birds had their babies out for  wave-chasing practice...

The kids were surfing....

The sand was hot and white , the sky was oh so blue. We found TWO whole perfect sand dollars!

I packed up my little Baskets quilt top, an ongoing repair / renew job...I only sew on it at the beach and there was my needle and thread, still in the half-sewn seam, just where I left it back in October.

It sat in its basket by the back door all winter! :-(

I like to imagine these are tiny beach sand pails. Only a few more more blocks to sew in....

Hope your weekends---and summer days!---are wonderful too!



...gone to the beach

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