THAT ‘SUMMER FEELING’

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OFF THE CUFF WRITING

With my Beloved’s expertise, we spent the past 4 days repainting a covered wraparound deck adjacent to an open deck.  It was hard work removing everything to the interior, including our container garden during a heat wave cooled down by a few showers–thank God.  With breaks in between my imagination ran wild with new ideas using what décor we have.  It’s the ‘Egyptian blue’ color that has transformed our outdoor living, and the inspiration for this post.

Perhaps you may like some of these ‘stay vacation’ do-overs since the pandemic still forces us to hold off on summer traveling.

We pitched our tent in the backyard, fired up the open pit to roast marshmallows and sip on tropical cocktails, gazing at the twilight sky.  Then we placed some planter boxes at the windows with flowers and herbs to contrast the freshly painted shutters.  By the end of this project we were thoroughly exhausted, but now we are content to glide into August relaxation.

I would love to hear your ideas to spruce up your stay vacation.  It could hugely impact your well-being, so go catch that ‘summer feeling’ at home!

 

 

WRITING DEMONSTRATES LOVE

Art by David Black

WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

I believe with all my heart — Love is about writing your story — it unleashes the soul and makes you expressive about life.  The art above reminds me of my brother and moi playing at the French beachside.

For me, this isolating pandemic has reawaken my passion for writing letters to family and friends who live far away.

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

–Thomas Aquinas

 “In loving a friend, we will his or her true good.  In a word, we love a friend as another self.”

–Fr. Sebastian White

Because this kind of love fosters goodness, receiving a reply doubles the joy of friendship.  I say, all writing is a journey, so make every word count!

 

A RE-BLOG POST The Power of a Song………

Just from my 3 lines, you are a true poet, so I must reblog this here with much delight. Merci my dear one.

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

All About Bird Song

My lovely and wonderful friend, Zaza from scribeforlove blog has written enchanting four verses on The Power of a Song and I have added few verses that is penned below:

The Power of a Song

Pierces deep into your heart

Verses of pure love

Composed in mystical tunes

Can move you to tears

Or can make you fall in love

With the sweet melody of the song

Let the tongue be lively

Let your feet tap gracefully

Let your Soul sing beautifully

Upon tender blossoms lips

To sing a song of gladness

With the chirping of the birds

Serenading upon magical clouds

Creating a sweet symphony

Dancing to its enchanting rhythm

Holding hands to the merry tunes

Together we all can sing

Songs of delight, songs of joy

That hearkens heart’s splendor…………..

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REFRESHING LIGHT

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION

“It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way.  So, we must dig and delve unceasingly.”

–Claude Monet

HAIKU

Living with intent

through energizing light

mind unscrambles fresh

REFRESHERS

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SATURDAY’S MANTRA

Loving Saturday – time to be free, relax and happy!  Rev up the mind and sip healthy smoothies, wishing to be on the beach…melting stress away…hope you like these recipes:

SPINACH COCONUT ELIXIR

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup fresh spinach, 1 chopped apple

and 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves

  Puree all ingredients in blender and sip away to improve digestion

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BERRY VANILLA BOMB

1 cup almond milk

1/2 cup kale or arugula, 1/2 cup raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or grapes

and 1 tsp. honey and vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in blender – so good for blood circulation and to erase wrinkles

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CHOCOLATE BANANA SURPRISE

1 cup milk or almond milk

1/2 avocado, 1 banana and 2 tsp. cocoa powder and 1/2 cup ice

Puree all ingredients in blender – the cocoa powder helps reduce fat storage

Pamper yourself with summertime fun!