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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Heat Lightning

Hi everyone! Remember ''heat lightning"?
I haven't see it for years, since I lived in Illinois as a child. Those far away flickers that signaled a storm beyond the horizon, passing us by.

But last night we had heat lightning here. Dusk is the nicest time to walk now at summer's peak. Mo and I headed out just after sunset. We like to sit on the bench by the dunes and watch the fireflies rising from the dune grass.

The sky was fading blue, but to the northeast was this one billowing, towering storm cell. It flashed watery lightning the entire time of our walk.

We see many walkers at dusk, all the neighbors seem to come out to enjoy the warm evenings. Folks bring drinks or picnic dinners. On my to do list!

Sunday afternoon sizzled like a slab of bacon, snap crackle pop. 

It was truly a day more suited to loafing in the pool with a pink Styrofoam ''noodle''. But who could resist this white sand and soft blue water, the sea breeze.

A bit of treasure.

My daughter and I wondered if we can possibly have picked up all the sea glass from the beach, because there certainly is none these days.

Wash out with tiny butterfly shells.


Here with her big baby!

Two birds, front left.

At the beach I got out my sewing, ugh. These yellow stars are awful. The dark fabric behind them shows through. They look shoddy.
My blog friend Cathy told me she isn't putting the stars on her version of Spring Break / Summertime. I decided, me neither.  If need be add---lined somehow? ---later. [the star pattern itself isn't very nice. you can see where I corrected it, in removable ink.]

I made a Pokeberry block  instead and hand quilted partway my Winter Blues doll quilt.

These are the Lazy Days of summer. Nothing urgent to do til Wednesday's farmers market and errands day. The summer is sliding by. I plan to savor every moment.

How about you all?



gone to the beach

a Googly enhanced version.
 Very, uh, artistic.

PS I saw this quote on the blog Timeless Traditions:

''Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway."
-Mother Teresa

Something for me to keep in mind.