9.4.15 Labor Day

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I love everything about this image; to me it conveys what is best about summer, from those fat bolsters to the surrounding green to her bare, brown calves. My hope for all of us is that, during this last weekend of the official season, we find the time, place and inspiration to capture a few moments of true peace and reflection. I'm going to share with you some wonderful reads, but just file them away for later if you're going to get outside and unplug. I'll be camping out at the lake with my husband, fortifying myself with a big dose of nature. Fall is on its way, and with it comes that rush of energy and a bittersweet longing that begins now.

 

A sanguine look at summer

 

We lost the great Oliver Sacks last week, but he lives on here

 

Something else to do with all that sweet corn

 

One woman's in-depth look at menopause 

 

And another's, with more laughs

 

And another's at the pelvic floor

 

More evidence that you need to get outside

 

And more still

 

Nigel Slater on eating without cooking

 

Summer from Anson Mills

 

Much love xoxo 

 

 

 
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7 Comments

If you're like me, don't forget to take the DEET or at the very least eat a tsp of vegemite on a cracker every morning and nothing will bite you except possibly a love bite from G! Have a wonderful weekend from a girl who knows nature, beauty and hunger!
Louise on September 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm — Reply
Tee hee
laura on September 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm — Reply
P.S. love those bolster pillows!!!
Louise on September 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm — Reply
I happened upon your website today. I'm daughter of Ernest E. and Gregoria H. Chavez. My father was one of your grandfather Chavez's three younger brothers. Eliasim and Eunice Van Wagner Chavez were my godparents, here in San Diego.. I'm enjoying your website and look forward to delving into it more deeply. Abrazos, Martha
Martha Chavez Berner on September 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm — Reply
How wonderful to find you here, Martha! My cousin Fred Rodriguez (son of Eunice's sister "Pri") also makes an appearance here from time to time. Welcome! xo
laura on September 8, 2015 at 11:50 am — Reply
spot on - the moment that ends Summer and the anticipation of Autumn made pleasant by your links
Ella on September 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm — Reply
xoxo
laura on September 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm — Reply