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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August afternoon

I forget how much I love sitting outside on summer afternoons. It's been so hot that staying in the house all day long can get to be a bad habit.

Even on a hot afternoon, the deep green shade of the backyard can be surprisingly pleasant. Especially with a good breeze blowing.


There are several young walnut trees for shade. If I take a book and a cold drink out to sit under them, Ginger always follows me and stretches out at my feet. It's too hot for George and he refuses.


I also went shopping at the tiny farm stand down the road and bought the most beautiful peaches and plums. They're making the dining room smell like heaven.



It's a lovely August afternoon!

8 comments:

  1. It was hot here yesterday, and as usual (at 6pm) I sat outside, under a palm tree, listening to the pool water moving, with a glass or two of wine...... perfect.

    Then all night we've had thunder, lightning, and heavy rain..... not so perfect.

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  2. In what part of the country are you living? Perhaps it says somewhere in your blog that escaped me.

    I'm currently visiting in LA, a friend who lives near enough to the beach that her house gets the marine layer of air and sometimes fog that can cool the late afternoon and evening considerably.

    I envy you getting the local peaches, perhaps my favorite fruit (when it's not the chain grocery store type).
    Cheers,
    Mike

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    1. Hi Mike, I live in South Carolina. And our local peaches are wonderful!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Your August afternoon sounds lovely.

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  4. You live in a beautiful place, here is hot, very hot,35c, waiting for cooler days.

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  5. I love that Ginger sits between your feet he looks just like our old dog Jen. Sitting in the shade on an August afternoon - what could be better.

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  6. Being lazy sometimes is surely good for us. By the way, you have erm... interesting toes Jennifer! I presume that you put a saddle on Ginger before riding him into the yard.

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