Summer reminds me of freedom. Here we are once again, starting summer off with many colors and few great big bangs to go with, and why not? The warm summer nights usher us to do so many fun things and my personal favorite was always night swims off the Santa Monica shores… and just hanging out with friends and/or family without any sort of real curfew.
My elder brother and I never gave much thought to sharks although he’d chase me down the beach with a giant wad of seaweed! That was terrifying enough for me, ha ha.
Then there are the endless barbecues, ‘seems like I could ride forever’ bike rides, wave-catching, horse back rides and sleeping under the starry skies. I can still hear the Beach Boys ‘Good Vibrations’ and Starbuck’s ‘Moonlight Feels Right’ … ah yes, the young teenager of 1976.
Oh and let’s not forget the childhood joy of fireflies and how they never ceased to enchant us, all the while luring one another in hopes of a summer romance.
I can hear the laughter and various types of music melding into one radio sound (flashback to the transistor radios) on any given boardwalk and surf-side hangout across the county. By far my favorite is the cool sand on my tired, hot feet in the evening as we all settle in on our blankets to watch outdoor movies by the sea, eating too many toasted marshmallows .
Here’s to a joyful, safe and BRING ON A NEW ADVENTURE kind of summer to all!
p.s. I didn’t get a post in this past Sunday, sorry. I had a tough round with a summer cold, of all things summer, sheesh!
LBM and I will meet this weekend and get everyone up back on track. Thanks ever so much for visiting regularly and remember to leave us a comment; let LBM know what you think of his memoirs up till now. We both really enjoy hearing from you!
Good evening all …or rather, good morning!
I just so happen to be in Phoenix this weekend therefore another off the wall post coming your way; as in nothing to do with LBM but that’s okay, we’ll get back to that.
I was just going through some pics, this one actually taken in Washington state, and decided to share it. Why? Well, because just by looking at it I could taste its goodness!
It’s amazing how much more flavor lives in organic produce, never mind the higher level of nutrients. And then I’m left to wonder … okay we won’t get into the politics of that for now – guess I really don’t want to go there ‘cause we could go on forever.
Instead I hope you like my shot and you can enjoy some fabulous organic produce real soon. I would love for everyone to be able to intake and savor real food. Bon Appetite!
I took this photo up in the Salinas mountains during the 4th of July holidays, back in 2014. We enjoyed the perfect hospitality of our hosts spending a fabulous week up there, dipping down to the coast into the Monterey area every other day with my daughter. The honeysuckles on their property were vibrant; still as delicious as when I was a kid!
I trust you’ll enjoy the views I am sharing here with you!
We enjoyed refreshments and lots of delicious produce, naturally!
Breathtaking scenes that stopped us in our tracks.
Friendly faces to behold!
And amazing natural beauty along the way!
While I missed sharing LBM’s adventures with all of you I will admit, once again, the time spent away from the computer was worth it. A weekend in so Cal (no I’m not including the location of Monterey in my so Cal geography) and some family members not seen in a while, made for a very special weekend.
In celebration, my eldest son returned home safely -once again- from his tour of duty in Iraq (previously having served in other Middle Eastern lands as well), to the relief of his many family members thus making this weekend the best!
To add to the beauty of it all, LBM celebrated his 82nd birthday this past Friday!
I hope all of you had a perfect Spring Break/Easter holiday too.