June 3, 2010

journey should be a word with all capital letters...

there was a new voice
which you slowly recognized as your own
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper into the world
determined
to do the only thing you could do~
determined
to save the only life you could save
~mary oliver~
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i've been living on wild mushroom and rosemary naan that my hubby has perfected and honestly it should be on a menu in a swanky restaurant somewhere. it's that good. my sunglasses have been getting a workout. gallons of lemonade with fresh lemon slices have been disappearing from my refrigerator. my legs smell like self tanner. i'm worried about my favorite beach in the panhandle. i had my eyes tested and i'm still 20/20 which according to my doctor is quite impressive. and today i'm being lazy. summer does that to me.
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29 comments:

  1. Oh I wish for lazy summer days. It is like winter here still, but I am hopeful for sunshine. Maybe the sun will come next week.

    Love the quote and the naan sounds amazing.

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  2. Okay, my hubby and I want to know how your hubby makes the naan. It sounds wonderful.

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  3. such a peaceful picture you've shared. it makes one want to share those lazy summer days with you. hope all is well. have a great day.

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  4. I so enjoy dipping my toes into your summer day. Feels so refreshing, that and the lemonade :)

    great quote!

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  5. good reason to worry unfortunately. it's devastating to wait in agony while we find out what happens. *sigh*

    i would rather eat yummy naan and drink homemade lemonade.

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  6. You know I love me some Mary Oliver!

    It's been so hot since we returned to Georgia, and if there is a way to OD on lemonade, you can bet I'm on my way there! :)

    What's your fave beach in the panhandle? PCB?

    I prefer Clearwater, a little farther south. Have you ever vaca'd there? Ooooh, but you should!

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  7. Umm, okay, must admit that I have no clue what naan is. Enlighten me pretty please.

    Di

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  8. Summer does that to everyone I bet!!
    Lazy hazy days of summer....!!!
    And I ask too...what is a naan??
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. First, that recipe needs to be posted. Although I'm not sure exactly what a naan is, I want it.

    Second, I love homemade lemonade. Love love love.

    Third, that is super spectacular about your eyes. My husband gets disgusted that I can read a book without glasses. And I'm 53!!

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  10. Except for the worry, lovely summer luxuries. I'm with everyone else who wants to hear about the na'an.

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  11. So many things about you are impressive, Lovely One !
    Enjoy the lazing...

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  12. I adore Mary Oliver ~ thank you for sharing this.

    enjoy, rest , be,

    the oil thing. No words.


    and I'll ditto the request for the naan recipe .

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  13. my legs not only smell of self-tanner they are kinda look like a splotchy mosaic! :-)

    btw...sailboat...hmmmm....scavenger hunt material, no?

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  14. Ahhh! ya gotta love Summer.

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  15. You've got summer and I'm wearing a sweater set to keep from freezing in the house. What's wrong with this picture?

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  16. Oh yes, Mary Oliver and your photographs! Just perfect together!

    Thank you for this pairing, so so lovely!

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  17. Wild mushroom naan sounds sublime...especially when someone else makes it:)

    Yay for 20/20 vision...I never had to wear glasses until the year I turned 40...I still hate them...

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  18. Well good for you! On the eyesight and the lazy thing...some days you just have to let yourself be...that is a spectacular photo, love the mood!

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  19. "drunk on summer"...the best drug ever!! and oh how I want a slice of wildest mushroom rosemary naan

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  20. naan? wild mushroom and rosemary naan? heavenly.

    ha. I was chuckling at the comment about sweater set. I pulled a sweater out today myself. ah, summer in the pacnw. ;-)

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  21. 20/20 vision!!!! You are so lucky!
    Gorgeous photo
    jj

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  22. would love the naan recipy. think you have enough requests to let us have it.

    love mary oliver. her words always hit the mark.

    as for the oil thing, hopefully we have learned what a mess oil makes and will now look harder for other means. we always need tragedy to turn our ways. it's the way humans work, regardless of the fact that it would be easier to simply learn from theory, we need the experience, and sometimes not even that opens our eyes.

    enjoy the summer days, we are all wrapped up for winter. it might be a small world, but it does not take many steps to see how it differs.

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  23. me too. yesterday my mother gave me heck for being so tanned!! i said mom, it's been sunny and hot for weeks now, i can't help it. i wear sunscreen i just get brown! my favourite, secretly though.

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  24. lazy days with homemade naan and lemonade... sounds perfect to me. soak it up dear. xoxooxo

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  25. Beautiful words. Lovely poem. Will that recipe be posted soon? Enjoy the lazy...

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  26. Summer is so magical. I love this picture!

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  27. Well, you sound like you're chilling out and having fun. The naan sounds great!

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  28. Ha gladd to hear some one else does that too...selftanner on your leggs. Yep we do want that nice brown colour but can't be in the sun.Do take care of your skin and never ever go where you were last year. it's not worth it.

    Love this solitude boat.
    Hugs. D.

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  29. My favorite (ever) Mary Oliver poem. And yum, I wanna try John's naan. Hugs to you both xoxo

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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