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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Summer's Last Hurrah

Good evening! Just now the sky and ocean and beach put on a lovely show for us, for the last sunset of Summer 2016. I am waxing nostalgic for  a summer that really never was, for me...and ignoring the two more hot months to come.

Instead I enjoyed the moment. What a gorgeous, soft summery sky it was.
Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.'' [unattributed quote]

Besides my pt sessions I am taking a short walk every day. I try to go out with Mo and his walker to start.

Of course then they go on and I slowly return home.

Mo and I did look for some signs of Fall. Just one bright yellow leaf, on the very green grass.

Seed heads on the ornamental grasses.

A new and somewhay ugly fountain in a public space. [Seems to me it should be set into the ground with banks of flowers around it.]

When I'm not home for Mo's afternoon walk, I've been walking towards the beach. My goal is to be able to go to the October fleas.

It's very dry this year.

But Monday's thunderburst coaxed the beach roses into bloom.

Rose hips are more likely in September---bright green like tiny Granny Smith apples.

In the dunes are large flocks of odd carrier pigeons. hey find something there to feed on, and leave many tiny tracks in the soft white sand. Autumn migrations have begun.

Goodbye, sweet Summer. Welcome, Autumn!



gone to the beach.....


  1. The sunset is beautiful! I'm glad you're able to get out for walks, even if they're short. Progress!

    Maybe someone will put some decorative rocks and plants around the 'ugly' fountain and dress it up a bit. It'd be pretty then. The pool in the other picture is really nice.

    We've had lots of rain this year, but it's been spaced out pretty well so no FLOODS (at least nothing major) and no long dry spells. The fall leaves will hopefully be nice - usually it's too dry for much color.

    When the rose hips turn red you should gather a handful and try a cup of rose-hip tea! It's good for you! Just don't eat the seeds as they don't agree with people, lol.

    Take care, and we hope to see many more beach walks in your future!!

  2. Yay for outdoor walks!I'm always sad to say goodbye to summer. Our skies have been amazing the past few nights, I can never capture it on film.

  3. Glad you chose to enjoy the moment :) Nothing you could have done to change things. Next summer really will be here before we know it! Wish I could meet up with you and walk for a bit. That would be nice.

    The hibiscus is beautiful, and I do love the movement and the texture of ornamental grasses. Mine have all died. Maybe I'll plant some new ones in the fall.

    Gotta agree with you on the fountain. Let's hope Mel is right and that they're not finished yet.

    Sending you energy for continued progress. Hope you know how much we are all pulling for you.


  4. Oh I can smell your roses! I have 2 last roses on my bush and every day I run out and sniff. Fall is coming fast here. You keep getting stronger! Those fleas are coming. :) Kit


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