June 16, 2010

i'll sit by you...

i wish i had something poetic to share with all of you
today
but
i don't think i do
instead
we can talk
if you want to
~
summer has it's grip on us and the humidity is making me turn the air conditioning on more than i'd like to. it's not snow. so i'm really not complaining. the days are incredibly long. have you noticed that, too. and for some reason, it's easier to stay up late and feel alright, but when the morning rolls around and the sun is reaching through my window tickling me, begging me to get up and play, i turn away and snuggle deeper into my pillow. wanting to stay a bit longer. not to sleep. but just to think.
~
the photo above
is from the heart of our little downtown
~
i drove by it
one day
and
actually had that feeling of where you ask yourself "did i really just see something totally cute and is it worth going around the block to see it again" and obviously my "self" said
YES
and
all i had with me was my little point and shoot
and
well
i guess
that was all i needed
*

35 comments:

  1. gosh...i did the same exact thing this morning for about 20 minutes. and the heat and humidity down here are stifling!

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  2. this photo reads poetry all on its own. I can hear the whispers of sun-worshipping lovers. The giggles of a baby in the lap of grandma. and the tinkling of ice in lemonade glasses. and the shuffle of dominoes by leathery hands of two old gentlemen, sipping warm whiskey.

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  3. so now I am giggling after typing my security word "nonpro" ...hmmm...so judgmental of e-blogger to rate my poetic commentary!!

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  4. beth, you captivate me each visit. your photos are absolutely dreamy. hope you are keeping well. one love.

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  5. I use my point and shoot often. Sometimes it's just more convenient than my Canon Rebel. I love this simple, summer photo of the chairs on the lawn. It speaks volumes as to the heat and humidity going on right now.

    Di

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  6. that photo sings...it really does.

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  7. We had outside chairs just like these when I was young. We painted them over and over each year. I did the painting; it was something that brought some peace into my life working with paint. Happy colors. Mixing colors. Transforming the chairs into happy looking bright colors.

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  8. Oh I love this Beth, and the fact that the chairs are all different colors. I would sit with you for sure. I will even bring Canadian Iced Tea.
    tale care/

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  9. A beautiful, serene place. It says 'summer'.

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  10. Too pretty. Add a talk pitcher of fresh squeezed lemonade and I'll sit w/ you~

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  11. peace waiting for companionship ...

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  12. I would gather there with you for cookies. :)

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  13. That looks like a typical Georgia scene in the late afternoon, except that there would be dark thunder clouds gathering overhead and a breeze stirring the trees.

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  14. That was most definitely all you needed. And sometimes all you need is to lie in bed a while and think as well...a maybe dream a little.

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  15. This picture is beautiful -- definitely worth turning around for : )

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  16. I love this photo, too. The multi-colored chairs are so cheery. I had one turquoise and one lavender garden chair, and bought two more this summer: another lavender and one in HOT PINK. I was afraid the hot pink was a BIG mistake when I got it home, but now I love it so much.

    And I'll just say a loud "Amen" to the subject of heat and humidity. The heat index is running about 105 here in Florida, and my poor dog is standing at the door looking at me imploringly. It is her usual walk time and I've told her she's on her own in the garden until we get some rain or a breeze. Opening the door is like opening an oven.

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  17. I'm so glad that you went around the block again, Beth! What a great shot, and all the poetry I need for today, my friend! xo Gigi

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  18. What a warm and fuzzy picture, you live in a beautiful place my friend. Sometimes it is nice just to sit and talk.....:-) hugs

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  19. A perfect photoshoot set up just for one with a good eye such as you. Of course your treament added the steamy air and the hazy feel of a warm afternoon on the lawn. Glad you went back to catch it.

    I'm lamenting a didn't-go'back that will probably never happen again. Being so full of hurry is just stupid sometimes. Fun post.

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  20. So very cute- Love the retro chairs. And I know the feeling of sometimes not having anything to say...and it's alright.

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  21. Yes that is all you needed!! What we need is usually far less than we think!!
    Lovely!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Big smiles. That reminds me of my home town-- so sweet and charming.

    Have a fun day,
    jj

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  23. This looks like such a pretty place to sit and have a nice chat and tea with good friends...

    My grandmother had this type of outdoor chairs....all rusty tho...I loved them...

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  24. it is all you needed. the set screams summer doesn't it?

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  25. I LOVE this photograph and have many many memories of sitting in chairs exactly like those when I was a girl...
    I like the softenss of your blog...the gentlesness of your words...Thank you.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  26. oh how i love this scene.... and the way you process your images.. MAGIC my friend....
    i'd love to sit right there and visit with you... 'sigh'

    just wanted to let you know.. bryce made it!!! phew... i'm shocked, relieved and happy all mixed together... xxo, kim

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  27. beth we had the same kind of chairs in our yard when i was growing up and my mom painted them fun colors too. this photo brought that all back:)
    kt

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  28. Okay how long was I out....love the change in your blog. And thank you so much for your payers.
    Let us sit there together in silence and pray while we enjoy the moment at the same time.
    Love this pic. Dagmar

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  29. weather is as weather does, I suppose. here in South Africa it's freezing, but it does not snow, only in the mountain tops and in freak events. It is so cold that I can't feel my hands for about 3 hours after I get to the office and I dread having to take my little girl out in this weather, but the creche is at the office and I get to see her and at least there it's warm. And I too have the aircon turned up way more than I should and it dries out the air, but at least my body gets to defrost then.

    I am not complaining. I love all weather and I know it has its purpose. Winter is an adventure that only happens to the extreme for about 3 months a year. It will soon be over and then there will be no more misty breathe as we scurry into the office, or hot chocolate, pancakes, 2 cups of coffee in succession and not for reasons of caffeine boosts...

    love the photo by the way. Love all your photos, so that goes without saying actually.

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  30. It is totally cute and always handy for this reason to carry your point and shoot with you everywhere.

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  31. I would have done the same thing! Absolutely! :)

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  32. Love the chairs. They invite us to sit awhile and share.

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  33. The days are definitely long. And that sun....it comes in my window at some crazy early hour and shoots right into my closed eyes and wakes me up. I wish the house was tilted just a little to the right..then I could wake up without being blinded. But it really is wonderful. Waking up with the sunrise.

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  34. It was bitter hot, wasn't it, this weekend. Hopefully by now you are enjoying the cool we had recently

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  35. I just gave my little point and shoot to Jeffrey as I have my JD and he has nothing. Am I going to regret it?

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth