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







Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunsets, Rainbows, Watermelons,Kitty!



Hi everyone! Now in mid-July the afternoons are too hot and muggy for me, and especially Mo!---to sit out on the deck and sew. Pugs have the notion they like lying in hot sunshine but it's not good for them. Poor Mo is relegated to the shady AC living room instead. But by evening the sea breeze picks up and long blue shadows bring cooling hours. We almost always try to sit out to enjoy the sunset.






Days are still very long. The sky begins to lighten at 4 AM and with sunset at 8.45, the blue twilight lingers on. This almost looks like an October sky! A harbinger of change?




I love it when the glowing sunsets turn the ocean pink as well.









And when the sun lights up the big ships far out at sea.





And the odd phenomenon of brilliants sunsets in the eastern sky, mimicking sunrise.





And look who's here! Kitty coming through the rosy air for her evening snack. I love her though I think she is not the original Kitty, but one of the Twins. And I think---I hope!---I spotted Stripey one night, though he'd be a very old cat-man by now. I miss his visits.


We've been having brief squally thunderstorms too. I always must go look for the rainbow, never will be too familiar or mundane.





I've had a few better days. The hip pain is hovering but mostly for now has relocated to my left forearm So weird and random. I was able one day to actually do some sewing! I quickly made this Watermelon sundress for Mo's little girlfriend who will be 2 soon! I hope she [and her mom & daddy], like it.




pug kisses!

Have a good weekend!



love

lizzy

gone to the beach....













9 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, as usual, of the sky and sea. Nothing beats a beautiful rainbow. Sunny here today but we had zero at the weekend and snow down to 300 metres - 30 mins from the city. Fifteen years since it has landed so close to home. The snow fields are having a bumper year.

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  2. WOW! What gorgeous photos! You're so fortunate to have all of that right outside your door. Super cute shot of Mo with his head on the pillow :)

    Relieved to hear you're a little better. Let's see if we can keep it going :)

    What a cute dress...can I have one? Mo's friend is going to look adorable in it.

    Oh, and a kitty sighting, that's exciting. Hoping Stripey is around somewhere too.

    Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for continuing to share your little piece of the world with us.

    Kelley

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    1. Hi Kelley! Each day lately has been a tiny bit less painful! I am so hoping I ll get a break in time to at least use my pool. I am blessed to live here, to day was just gorgeous, Mo and I sat out for a long time.

      The dress was a success! But the birthday girl especially liked her jar of bubbles.Yes we'd all like a dress too, maybe I ll make a nightgown version someday? I was thrilled to see Kitty...and maybe Stripey..

      Hope your weekend has been good!

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  3. Beautiful pictures and very cute dress! Glad to hear you are finding a little relief to your pain.

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  4. Mel is without internet! Back to the stone age! She sends regards and says her littlest kitty likes pillows too.

    lizzy

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    1. I kept looking for her comment... I was missing her. Thanks for letting us know!

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  5. I love the dress you made! It is sure to be a long time favorite! (Aren't kids' clothes the best? Cute, comfy, creative!)

    Sorry it is too hot to be on the porch sewing, seasons change and soon you will both be back! Besides, I'm sure he needs to get plenty of sunshine to keep his coat so lustrous!

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  6. I love the dress you made! It is sure to be a long time favorite! (Aren't kids' clothes the best? Cute, comfy, creative!)

    Sorry it is too hot to be on the porch sewing, seasons change and soon you will both be back! Besides, I'm sure he needs to get plenty of sunshine to keep his coat so lustrous!

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  7. We've had some beautiful summer days and evenings here too.
    Mo and his little friend- so cute!!

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