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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

HAVE A SLICE!


Been very hot here in Oregon. One would think it was August rather than the beginning of June. I spotted these watermelons sitting outside the little co-op I shop at. Didn't buy any but was tempted. I took this photo instead. 

My mind is rather rusty after my long hiatus from blogging. Will slowly join all of you that blog as well as any newcomers. 

Stay cool! 

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see you back, Barbara! Those pauses for me work as a good balance in life. The photo is glorious, cool, juicy, pink, in the midst of heat, I remember that from my childhood. Watermelon was an occasion for an outdoor celebrating with the neighborhood kids...Here, it is blessedly cool, mixed fog and sun at times...Best, Rita

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    1. Rita -- And I am glad to be back. Your watermelon memories sound very much like mine when I was young. Hope your weather remains cool. Now I understand the need to take a hiatus from blogging ever so often. While off I made up my own paths that opened my eyes wider to the natural world and unfortunately realized that we probably will never recover what we have lost. I rearranged my living standards -- now I just have work spaces and book spaces -- very spartan compared to my living standards before. No traditional -- you know -- Martha Stewart look. I found that having this space around me allows my mind to be more creative.

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    2. How delightfully refreshing, Barbara! I wish I could see your space and go exploring with you some time!

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  2. Nice to hear from you. Beautiful picture, as always, and thank you for sharing.

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    1. Joanne -- At last, today we have had cooler temps. Difficult for me to withstand 100 degree temps with no A.C. Thankfully I have some decent fans that I have been running full time. Looking forward to reading your posts. thanks -- barbara

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  3. It's so good to hear from you again. I often think about the many bloggers that have just disappeared...including you. Wondering how they are doing, knowing the computer and photos just aren't the highest priority in their lives right now.

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    1. Hello Barbara -- I needed time off for many reasons. My mind was reaching out to many ideas that I wanted to pursue. Life is a game of change and I was knee deep in change while I was off. Refreshing for the mind -- clears away the cobwebs. Computers and photography are still high on my list of likes. Have others that I am developing incorporating the use of computers and photography. I will be checking in with you today to see what you are up to. -- thanks barbara

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  4. Your picture looks so delicious!

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    1. Thanks Janet -- Tis the season for fresh fruit and veggies -- love summer for what it brings to us from out gardens. -- barbara

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  5. Welcome back. You have been missed. The red in that photo is so delicious,I may have to buy some watermelon the next time I'm in a grocery.

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    1. June -- Thanks. Watermelon for me is a metaphor for summer time. We used to lay one in the shallow water of a local lake -- it would chill it perfectly. Then after we ourselves enjoyed swimming in the lake we would set the big melon on some newspapers laid upon a nearby picnic table and slice away for the many takers! -- barbara

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  6. Oh my they look so mouth watering. I can't wait till they show up in our farmers markets...:)

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    1. troutbirder -- It is a bit early for local watermelons around here too. My co-op is selling some southern fresh fruit such as the watermelon you see in the photo. thanks -- barbara :)

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  7. I like the picture but I miss the seeds. Glad you are back!☺️

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    1. Hattie -- Science has decided that watermelons with just a few tiny white seeds are better than black large seeded -- the kind you could spit at your friends when you were young and were enjoying watermelons. As know our store bought food is being tampered with by science -- one would need to grow our own heirloom types in a garden to get the old fashioned kind. thanks for stopping -- barbara

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