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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Pink, Pinky, Pinkeroo

Hi! Thank you all for your kind concern about my ''heat exhaustion'' episode!  Despite feeling less than 100% I had lots to do this week [out & about post on Monday or Tuesday], so today, despite the ''cooler'' weather, I have stayed home with Mo and skipped the beach. Kinda sad, the beach days are dwindling, aren't they.
Mo and I enjoyed the still-hot and sunny deck for awhile. He had ice cream! I deadheaded my suddenly sad zinnia pots and quilted a few rows on Bitty. Then the wind died down and the flies arrived. OMG, biting little buggers.

"Mommy it bit my nose!"

Inspired by a huge sheaf of gladiolas from the local market I decided we needed just a little pop of pink for the end of August.


Glads always look so amazing and exotic to me---tropical, even, but truly they are local field grown summer flowers, like sunflowers. [I'd love to see the growing fields and farms out east someday.]

Like pink satin cocktail dresses, c. 1940 at the Copacabana! Rumba, tango, cha cha, salsa. Pina coladas and coconut Daiquiris at Trader Vic's. Such glamour. How fun.

This candle is called something odd, like Banana Flowers. Smells delightful and scents the whole house, hard to accomplish in the summer with open doors and fans going.

Deep coral pink nail polish for end of August pedicure.

And this darling gadget, a recent gift from a friend. A small Cuisinart food processor--in PINK! For all the chopped salads and other things I make.

It's evening now, so mellow. Mo the Chub is heading out for a playdate evening. [''me too, me too, can I come!'']. I will have the fun of spraying for bugs nstaed.



gone to the beach.......

Wouldn't this make a wonderful painting, all dark impasto ground and bright densely pigmented flowers in yellow, late added dots of white Queen Anne's Lace!

PS Recently I was reading a blog where the woman took photos of shadows. It was an interesting idea to me, a way to see differently, to see more. So:

 Shadow #1 August ~ Black-eyed susans.