Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MOM'S BIRTHDAY, STRAWBERRY DAY

MOM'S BIRTHDAY, STRAWBERRY DAY

16 June 2017 Friday - Mom's Birthday

Today is Mom's birthday

Strawberry Day - she liked strawberries

R.I.P. Mom, Love you, Miss you


Full moon waning

Approaching Summer Solstice

Rain blizzard day

Atmosphere of portents

     Not knowing if or what

Ocean will be rough, choppy, gray, white caps

     Dangerous


-Growing up Cape Cod, MA: Beach Sand In my Pant Cuffs

Evening TV news

   Off coast of Japan - USA Naval vessel (USS Fitzgerald?) rammed by merchant cargo ship (Crystal something?), 7 USA sailors died

   Closer to home here: High speed ferry (Iyanough?) from Nantucket to Hyannisport, Cape Cod, MA crashed into jetty outside Hyannisport harbor, injures 9 people, + 4 people = 13, + 2 more people? 

SUMMER SOLSTICE STRAWBERRY MOON

SUMMER SOLSTICE STRAWBERRY MOON
20-21 June 2016, Monday - Tuesday

Summer Solstice

Went to sleep under a Full Strawberry Moon

Woke up to Rain

Thunder and Lightning

Nature's Original Fireworks

And Fireworks Extinguisher


BBC Internet Pictures 21 June 2016 Tuesday

Strawberry Moon - coincided with Summer Solstice

Once In  A Lifetime Occurrence

Last happened nearly 50 years ago in 1967

Also Native American Lore


Thursday, June 15, 2017

FATHER'S DAY/SUMMER SOLSTICE 21 JUNE 2015 SUNDAY


          Father's Day - USA

          Summer Solstice

          Early morning 5:30 AM-ish
  
          Windows open

          Listen to the robin

          Momentarily rhapsodizing

          Accented with rooster accompaniment

          In the downbeat of rain

          6:30 PM-ish

          Cardinal musicale solo

          Brief interlude

          Concert of raindrops 
 

FATHER'S DAY - "KEEPING A WEATHER EYE ON THE HORIZON"


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS" by Lynne Branard - A "BEACH SAND IN MY PANT CUFFS" CHAPTER by ME: ELIZABETH ANN SHERMAN-TAYLOR

APRIL 2016
     My sister, Kathryn Lewis Sherman-Illsley, was moving to a smaller place. We were going through her books, she was choosing what to keep, what to donate.
     THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS by LYNNE BRANARD (Lynne Hinton) cover artwork was inviting. I read the synopsis, I wanted to read it. I asked my sister if I could borrow it, she said yes, I brought it home.
     It was an absolutely lovely read. 
     My sister and I talked about it on the telephone, she asked me, did I like the book? I said, "Yes, and it was interesting to me because of Auntie Barbara having a flower shop when we were growing up." I am adding now, and Uncle Joe. The WALKER GARDEN SHOP in the old barn, South Sea Avenue, West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA. Kathryn reminded me, "Mom worked there, too." Family children (us Walker and Sherman cousins, paternal side) and friends children floated in and out and around the shop during the days it was nice to be outside. The main house residence was right next door, so we could hang out there, also. The beach was always near by, the "public" Walker beach, we could along the beach fronts to and from Englewood Beach at low tide, those days, Sea Gull Beach is off South Sea Avenue. The WALKER GARDEN SHOP in the old barn, Auntie Barbara and Uncle Joe Walker, gave my husband and I our wedding flower arrangements as our wedding gift, October 22, 1977.
     The WALKER GARDEN SHOP has long been out of business. I had often heard, like the flower shop in in the story THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS, there was never much of a profit margin. Eventually the shop in the old barn, the house, and property were sold. Nowadays, I don't give it much thought driving by to Sea Gull Beach. My Walker cousins except one are scattered, East and one West coast, USA. I haven't been back to South Sea Avenue in a while. My sister's and my family home on South Sea Avenue is rented to family friends now. 
     Present day Cape Cod, MA is very different from the Cape Cod, MA where I grew up. 
     Only memories remain of my growing up days there. 
     My sister said, "Yes, Please", she would like the book THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS returned to her, it's a keeper,
for now.
     I do not disagree.

UPDATE: My sister was cleaning out, again, without me, this time. She donated the book to the library. I said, "Oh no! I thought I told you I would take the book if you wanted to donate it!" "Oh! I'll go to the library and if it is still in the donation bin, I'll bring it back to give to you." She was able to rescue it. I got it back when I was cleaning out her place after she moved to hospice.
     December 2016: R.I. P., Sis.  
     June 2017: Love you. Miss you.  

"THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS"
   by Lynne Branard 
A "BEACH SAND IN MY PANT CUFFS" Chapter
   by ME: Elizabeth Ann Sherman-Taylor

    

BOOK: "THE ART OF ARRANGING FLOWERS" BY LYNNE BRANARD


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

"BEACH SAND IN MY SHAMPOO" - A "BEACH SAND IN MY PANT CUFFS" CHAPTER

Finally done with "huge" bottle of SUAVE OCEAN BREEZE Shampoo. 
Infused with Sea Algae Extract and Vitamin E, Hypoallergenic, Long Lasting Fragrance, Suave Essentials Family Size, 30 Fl. Oz., (887 ML), New Better Value
EXCEPT - I was the only one who was using it, I knew it when I bought it, it lasted "Forever" - Almost!
The last little bit of it - couldn't wait for it to be used up!
I wanted a new bottle, smaller, different scent, no "ocean" reference - time to move on. (Long story, grew up West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA)
Maybe like, I don't know, Green Apple fragrance, or some such.
So what struck my fancy while looking for another new fragrance, smaller bottle?
SUAVE SEA MINERAL INFUSION, 12.6 Fl. Oz. (373 ML)
Go figure.
SUAVE SEA MINEARL INFUSION, Volume and Moisture, Moisturizing Body Shampoo for Normal to Fine Hair, Salon proven to volumize as well as BUMBLEAND BUMBLE.SURF
Safe for Color Treated Hair - nice to know, I still don't have to worry/think about that.
Not only do I have "Beach Sand In My Pant Cuffs",
I have "Beach Sand In My Shampoo".
Maybe "forever", after all.