Summer Approaches

The Sound is perfectly calm.

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The picnic table awaits us.IMG_1003

No one on the beach yet and the water is chilly.

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The children go in anywayIMG_0996

to look for interesting stones

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to toss as far as they possibly can.

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Peonies from Union Square

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like debutantes in ball gowns.

Flowers at Liberty’s

Utterly good taste, astoundingly lovely flowers cluster round Liberty’s front entrance.

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I don’t remember them selling flowers when I worked there in the early 70’s. I just remember learning that you can clean book covers with Windex and lusting after Tuffin and Foale Liberty print dresses.

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Such an enchanting meadowIMG_0450

with lupins and peonies and foxgloves... IMG_0452

all in terribly chic shabby chic containers.IMG_0480

There are even late hyacinths

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and all these can be made into bouquets by skilled hands.

Claudia and I had a cream tea instead

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and bought swanky jasmine soap.