Monday, June 4, 2012

A Full Strawberry Moon


Come the dog days of summer, what I would like to remember is this: the 4th of June, 2012 was a beautiful  day.

The bedroom curtains billowed in the breeze, weeding was almost a pleasure surrounded by  the scents of lavender and rosemary as I was in the vegetable garden. The dog chased bees, the cat slept under the boxwood and there was a partial eclipse of the moon.

A day to remember


23 comments:

  1. Oh, yes. This is one you won't want to forget. Dreamy.

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    1. It's like we've all moved to California:-)

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  2. I am really getting spooked by the weather. After a warm winter and a relatively mild spring, we are having a cool June. I love it. I could sit on the deck all day - except that I would get nothing done. Even cutting the grass late this afternoon was wonderful ... the smells, the colors, the cool breeze. What in the world is going on? will we die in July and August?

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    1. We're going to reread this post and remember when it was cool and green and sunny and I had to wear a sweatshirt to walk the dog!

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  3. I would love to have my bedroom windows wide open at night (50's in June? in North Carolina? How wonderful), but I live in a townhouse community and the windows face the parking lot. Sigh.

    Can I come stay with you and GG during this cool week?

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    1. Yes, come immediately It's like we're in a different decade isn't it? Like living in Camelot.

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  4. Is that weather coming our way? Sogsville in Boston.

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    1. I hope ours goes your way and not vice versa....these days have been incredible.

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  5. The dog days of late winter here. 48 degrees this morning. The boys were snuggled up beside me, the girl was wrapped around my head. The windows are closed. Outside is gray and drizzly. No lavender blooming yet, hydrangea just budding.

    I roasted a chicken to heat up the house. The cats are sitting on the stove soaking up the warmth and asking for a few slivers of dark meat. Feels like April is just around the corner.

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    1. The cold weather brings out the poet in you. You just made a chilly night sound desirable.

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  7. Yes, we had that too, here in NC, yesterday. We spent the evening having a picnic at the beach to watch the moon come up over the ocean. It was beautiful. And after living most of my life in California I can truthfully say that was better than any day I ever had there. Maybe I'm just more grateful for days like that now? Anyway...today is 15 degrees below normal and it does feel like March, so I'm already remembering yesterday fondly.

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  8. That moon was so bright and low here in Brooklyn it almost cast shadows in our studio.

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  9. Not quite the day it was up here; yours sounds far more lush and lovely. What a beautiful description.

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  10. cool shot! Last night it was so chilly in Dana Point that I had to go home and get my Northface to watch my son's playoff baseball game. I was thinking soon we'll be back in CT...still watching baseball, but swatting away the mosquitoes, our skin damp with sweat...I can't wait!

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  11. What a great photo Jane, and the day sounds perfect. Hope your ankle is feeling better. x

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  12. Just beautiful. It's the instants that matter.

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  13. Such a beautiful photo Jane. You captured the atmosphere beautifully!

    Madelief x

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  14. And we have been sleeping with the windows open at night. Isn't the weather perfect? How long can it last?

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  15. Big part of what blogging is about isn't it? - bookmarking memories for being remarkable, or beautiful or even heartbreaking. That human need to celebrate and describe and write on the heart of the moment? Lovely. Your June looks perfect, ours is extremely grey so far.

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  16. Lovely shot! The softened view out the window is lovely. You should crop just a bit so less of bed and centering window would draw us in more.
    Check out my photographs of iris garden here in Oregon:
    http://poetrose24.blogspot.com/

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