Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday Pleasures: Keeping It Simple


Waking up to summer sunshine. Alex making waffles out on the deck. The kids and their sleepover friends. Listening to their barely awake conversations and the birds chirping. A trip to the farmer's market. Chance meetings with old friends, chats about the garden tour. Jokes traded with the farmers. Going home with a basket full of green beans, red potatoes, blueberries, lobsters and clams.

morning sunshine
simple set up
cooking outside
making waffles
Saturday morning
breakfast with friends


A day at the beach. Long chats with friends. Braving massive amounts of seaweed (and the riptide). Watching the cormorant fish close to shore. A little sunburn. Naps in beach chairs. Long hours swimming in the ocean. And no photos taken because I was just that lazy. The towels and suits drying on the deck are the only evidence we spent the day at the beach.

signs of a day at the beach


Sweet, iced tea after showering off the seaweed. Feeling sleepy. Making a simple summer dinner with all local foods. Cooking outside and keeping the heat out of the kitchen. The kids cracking lobsters. The tired sillys. The sleepy boy, not so sure about this lobster thing.

lobsters in the pot
how's that?
potatoes and tomatoes
a locavore meal
summer meal
good eats
crackin' a lobstah
lobster goes rawr!
sleepy boy, not sure about this lobster thing
just doesn't seem fair

Making fire at dusk in our fire pit. Roasting marshmallows. Singing together. Snuggles and hugs and giggles around the fire.

fire building
fire starter
making fire
the fire pit
roasting marshmallows

Sun-kissed skin against cool sheets. Evening sea breeze gusting. Goodnight kisses. Falling asleep reading good books. Tired bodies. Sleeping at the end of a simple day, well spent.


  1. What a perfect summer saturday... I'm a little jealous :) The pictures set the mood so well too. I'm a new follower, and this post makes me especially glad to be one.
    Hope the rest of your weekend is equally blissful.

  2. What a wonderful sounding Summer Day. It is the kind of day you need to put away in your memmory bank to bring out on a cold, dreary February day. Your back deck looks so inviting too. And its fun to read you you are getting at your Farmer's Market. Our vegetables are the same but our seafood is quite different as you would imagine. Your lobster & clams are replaced with salmon and halibut seasonally. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like that drying rack on your deck! My grandmother had one just like it.

  4. Oh, that sounds so perfect. So are you close enough to ocean to not have swarms of blood sucking mosquitoes this time of year? I dream of when we can sit out on our deck again...September? ;)

    Lobsters from the farmer's market. I think I need to move east!

  5. Oh man, this makes me want to live near the sea. Fresh lobster! It looks like you had a great day with your family. :)



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