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Time Out

Time Out -- for Bailey

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Don’t Go

Don't Go woofs Deacon

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Tomato Basket

Don’t you think this is a good reason to slave in your gardens all season long? LOL Yumma! Fresh plum roasted tomatoes–love em!

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I absolutely love walking the beach daily. Partly for the great exercise. Partly for the fresh air and ocean breeze.  No matter what time of day or tide you walk–nothing is ever the same. Mostly, I walk for a little bit of solitude.  But there is one constant– whenever I walk, I find all sorts of little beach treasures along the way.

Little beach treasures

Summer’s over for these little guys.  Their folks will pack them up in their vans along with all the pails and shovels and treasures they have collected from their summer stay.  In addition to the shells, starfish, sanddollars, King’s crowns, hermit’s crabby bodies, seaweed {gosh that could be one smelly ride home for them  LOL } I hope that they will remember their time spent here with fondness and good memories.

My Dad loved practical jokes. When my children were youngsters, their grandfather would take them for long walks along our beach at low tide to find sanddollars  and tell them a fabricated tale of how Long John Silver once buried his hidden treasure here.  The poor kids fell for his  convincing story every time– hook, line & sinker — and would walk along, hunting high and low for any of the missing treasure coins.  When they weren’t paying attention, grandfather would toss some coins out ahead of them that were bound to be spotted.  And sure enough, they’d all return home telling their story of their newfound treasure windfall and ask if they could they go up to the penny candy store { when penny candy really cost one  penny) and spend it all on sweets.  I wonder today if they even remember any of this.  I mean, I remember it as if it were yesterday, but then again, Dad had his story pretty refined when it came to his granddaughters–he had practiced for years on.. me!

Kids learn the damndest things at the beach.  They’ll hopefully learn to play in the fresh air, so that when bedtime rolls around, they drift off soundly and quickly into lala land.  They learn to share–with others. They learn about estuary sea life and  of living organisms found in most tidal pools.  They learn respect -of the water, along with incoming and outgoing tides.  They learn to build–sandcastles and hopefully they learn to nevah nevah nevah feed the gulls!  LOL

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How much is that doggy

.. in the window?  Woof woof! The one with the waggly tail? How much is that doggy in the window? Woof woof!  I do hope that doggy’s for sale.  Utuh–he’s a keeper!  🙂

Bailey in the window

Bailey really has taken to cruising around with me–but I’m having one heck of a time teaching him to stay out of the driver’s seat.

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Wedding Day

Wedding Witnesses

Bride's Bouquet

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Flew the coop

Well thank goodness– it turned out  that Earl, in our neck of the woods was nothing but a blowhard–but that’s great news for us! Once the rains ended it turned out to be one heck of a gusty day with blue blue skies.  I went to the garden to check on things — not too much damage at all.  Life is indeed good!

But my baby wrens have flown the coop 😦 So now we have a room to let.

Room for rent with a beautiful view

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