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In June a miracle happens in northern Provence.

Row after row of spiky green start to turn purple and by the third week in June, the valleys are well, completely lavender.

It's quite a sight.

By now, much to the displeasure of the local bees, Lavandula angustifolia has been harvested, off for dozens of uses.

One clue might be in its root, lavare, which is Latin for "to wash."

During the Middle Ages, the herb was used as an aphrodisiac.

The very least that came out of it was that you would fall in love with the plant itself.

John Parkinson, a 17th-century London apothecary, wrote that lavender is "especially good for all griefs and pains of the head and brain." 

Turns out he was on target.

Recent research shows that the sweet aroma eases anxiety and insomnia.

In one study at Britain's University of Southampton, half  the participants slept in a room where lavender essential oil was diffused in the air throughout the night.

The researchers found that lavender increased slow-wave sleep, the deep slumber in which the heartbeat slows and muscles relax.

A touch of it in cooking?

Why not.

Anything rosemary can do, lavender can do too.

Then there's always lavender honey.

There's not much, it appears, it can't do.

J. Peterman

 

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August 09, 2011 12:20 AM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

I had a lavender gelato on my drive home from dropping a friend off at the airport this evening, it didn't do much for relieving rush hour traffic tension, but it was lovely.

August 09, 2011 12:25 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Guess that research is right.

Went to a lavender farm in New Mexico once and I had no anxiety and no insomnia.

Matter of fact, slipped into deep slumber that night.

But maybe that was because we spent hours walking around the lavender farm gathering lavender.

Memorable visit.

August 09, 2011 12:27 AM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Hard work in the outdoors is wonderful that way, with or without lavender.  I find it also does wonders for the appetite, improves the enjoyment of meals, and allows for a depth of conversation not found around a scuttlebutt.

August 09, 2011 12:27 AM
48481 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 idahoproducer said...

Wow, I rarely ever sleep more than 3 hours a night. Always been that way. The other day I bought a lavender oil spray that says it would be good as deodorant, air freshener and for allergies.
My husband pointed out that he can't believe how soundly I was sleeping for the last few nights. I was spraying the stuff on my pillow so I could breathe it as I have been having allergies.
Still have the allergies but sleeping like a baby. Would have never guessed the lavender. Love the smell, color and now, deep sleep! The stuff I learn while relaxing in the village!

August 09, 2011 12:31 AM
First-com Enter your email address said...

Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley claims to be California's first resort. With roots as early as 1853, it has a recent history as an organic farm specializing in lavender. Their June lavender festival draws visitors from all over the southwest to hear glorious music and sample ice cream, hamburgers, and fine cuisine featuring the purple herb.

www.hsresort.com

August 09, 2011 12:33 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

By the way, on that lavender farm they were selling a wide array of products, ranging from lavender soap and perfume to lavender honey, candy and bread.

August 09, 2011 12:40 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

One of the many marvelous Herbs that God put in and on the earth ... yields a bracing but never overwhelming Cologne, that doesn't mix with everything else as the day wears on, and leaves one seeming just washed rather than rancid and caked with sour'd human grease and road dust ....... A drop or two of the Essential Oil on the shoulder of a Onesie, helps an anxious, too tired to sleep baby drift off in a moment or two into peaceful, restful sleep ... a harmless Boon to the Baby and weary parents as well ... Fresh, gently bruised leaves of Lavender so richly compliment any White Cheese, especially when melted to near liquid, and oozed over the Top of a properly Fire Roasted piece of Beef, or Lamb ... and Lavender works well with, while never interfering with a Champagne with angelic breeding ... The Herb provides a pleasantly unexpected,  Scentual Harmony for a Good Burgundy or Bordeaux, while never confusing or touching the flavor ... and of course, Lavender Honey ... Only God could have come up with such an idea ... and it makes a fabulous Glaze, mingled in stew'd Santa Rosa Plum compote with Champagne, for a proper Pressed Duck ....... and ... the scent is so very relaxing .......
 
I am off to find my Duck Press .......

August 09, 2011 2:06 AM
8251 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Kentucky Curmudgeon said...

I had to duck and cover once...

August 09, 2011 2:08 AM
8251 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Kentucky Curmudgeon said...

Lavender...nectar of the gods...

August 09, 2011 2:33 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Lavender is the reason odd socks happen. My clothes drawers have an odd sock stuffed with lavender. It is a very soothing aroma.
 

August 09, 2011 3:15 AM
13091 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 janej78 said...

This reminds me of a sewing job I was commissioned to do many years ago. A woman called and asked if I'd make these lavender and rice heating pads for her. She was starting a business and needed someone to do a lot of sewing....I made hundreds of these pads for her. She supplied the fabric, rice and lavender. I mixed the lavender with the rice and then filled the channels I had sewn into the fabric. When nearly full, I closed off the top and the heatable pad was finished. Sometimes I'd just fill a simple tube of fabric which worked especially well to drape around the back of the neck.. One could put one in the microwave for a couple of minutes to have a warm, soothing pad for tired necks or whatever. The wonderfu scent of lavendar added to the healing relaxation. I haven't thought of this in years.

August 09, 2011 3:31 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

janej78~ we used wheat instead or rice. I stored my heat pad in the garden shed and the mice ate the contents.

August 09, 2011 3:51 AM
8251 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Kentucky Curmudgeon said...

Haze ~ Heating pads in the garden shed...? My imagination is in a tail spin...you do remember I once was an enlisted sailor right...?

August 09, 2011 4:29 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

KC~ Hello Sailor! Bad lad - I wish it was that exciting! Had to put everything into storage for the damn builders to come in and give me a a year long nightmare.
 

August 09, 2011 4:32 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

We got one of those RV things we were talking about recently, while the builders were here. Good fun.

August 09, 2011 4:59 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I was recently served Salmon Tartare ( not usually big on raw fish) garnished with lavender "essence" (foam or froth or one of those trendoid ways of calling sauce) and it was The.Best.Thing.I.Ever.Ate. Not kidding and it was the lavender.

August 09, 2011 5:01 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

BEBE----have a great day with those lucky kids!! Hopefully you'll get a breath of fresh air as we mysteriously seem to have gotten here. Watch out for that little mischievous hall wanderer! xoxox

August 09, 2011 5:17 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Poor Bebe ~ the "Please Miss I need to go to the loo" is bad enough. When I was a rookie teacher some kid with spare neck skin was holding it out sideways and saying "Please Miss, I swallowed my pencil." EEEEEEK! It looked convincing. Ye Gods, who'd be a teacher?

August 09, 2011 7:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Bebe-If you wipe down your desk with a lavendar scented paper towel, just soak the paper towel in lavender tea, it will have a calming effect on you.  The smell will make the classroom more pleasant.
 
Have fun with the kids during this "honeymoon" phase.

August 09, 2011 7:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

I love lavender tea.  Its cheap and it has so many uses.  I make some lavender tea and pour into my handheld steamer to seam down vintage clothes or things that have been in the closet for too long.  This is especially helpful during a clothing drive when so many donations have a musty smell.  

August 09, 2011 7:31 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Mr P~ love the pic up top. I want to run down that field brushing my hands on those lavender plants.

August 09, 2011 8:00 AM
28471 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I think we should spray lavender on the halls of Congress, the offices of the White House and the New York Stock Exchange.  All those folks are much too grim and take themselves much too seriously.  Get a life, folks!  Take up folk singing and meditation!  Go rope a calf!  Contemplate a sunset!  Or sunrise!  It's already 81°F here, so we will have another hot day.  We are off on Thursday to Michigan for my fiftieth high school reunion.  It should be fun.  I will also connect with a stepsister I have not seen in a couple decades.  And that will be excellent.

August 09, 2011 8:04 AM
28471 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I don't grow lavender, but I did can nine quart jars of tomatoes yesterday.  The tomatoes were a gift.  I'm thinking we will acquire some peaches soon, maybe half a bushel.  I will can those also, though I want to avoid white sugar (we do not need it).  I think a honey syrup instead of a simple syrup will work...

August 09, 2011 8:50 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Sounds and looks topical:

http://youtu.be/c4RIPjk6Jh4

Does neither but a little reward for sitting through the first one:

http://youtu.be/2ja-c1fsZd0

Some of you will remember the experiment that entailed busker Josh Bell playing grating, atonal music too loudly in a cavernous train station.
Well known at the time, he was passed by and ignored if not escaped from by all and the point was that Americans are unappreciative philistines or something.
They would have enjoyed this stuff and the whole thing would have made more sense.

We had a beautiful AC free, cool and breezy night. No herbal enhancement required for a good night's sleep... still only 70ºF.

P4 ~ maybe there is hope.

August 09, 2011 9:28 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

When I was teaching pre-schoolers I used a lavender linen spray at rest time.  As they settled down I went around and spritzed over each child and whispered, "Sweet dreams....."  and do you know?  They all relaxed and settled and some even slept very nicely.  Moms would say they couldn't get the kid to settle and rest at home for a quiet time and couldn't figure out how I could do it with a roomful!  I knew the secret:  lavender!    

August 09, 2011 9:35 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Stoney--we had to put the AC back on after dinner last night........the relief was great while it lasted, though!

August 09, 2011 10:01 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

I have been in a blue funk lately.  Is it just me?  I don't know if it is
all the political babble or a phase of the moon or the sun being in Leo.  Maybe
the lavender will bring me out of it, maybe all I need is a little shading of
red.  Where is Road Yacht when you need him?  A good belly laugh might
work. Anyone who can throw out the punch line, Are you an element?
for a laugh has to be living right.  And where is Miss Blue? I
know she could sort this out for me.

 
I keep expecting to turn a corner and bump into Andy Kaufman and Elvis.  Is
it just me?  Quick, someone spritz me with lavender.

August 09, 2011 10:33 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Ben Dandy to the rescue! Go Ben Dandy Go...When E.F. Hutton ... I mean The Fed speaks... particularly Mr. Bernanke, the market listens? Whatever works I guess! 
Anyway Black Oak Arkansas great classic below came to mind- Love good old Rock n Roll!
http://youtu.be/7n3NH8gSrMs
When my wife puts on that lavender scented body lotion do I sleep or do I....? Connundrum City.
 
I have a lavender shirt that I wear beneath my white sport coat and it is indeed a summer look. I wish I good wear a straw boater hat but my head is just too big so I let my gray locks blow in the breeze. That pic is so soothing. Sequim, Washington (Lavender Capital of NA) and Provence, France, the lavender sister cities. If someone already mentioned this, pardon my repetitive nature.
 
http://www.lavenderfestival.com/festival/art.html
 

August 09, 2011 10:39 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

WIth APOLOGIES TO THE WRITERS AND BURL IVES-
 
Lavender blue
dilly, dilly.
Lavender green.
If I were king,
dilly, dilly.
I'd need a queen.

August 09, 2011 10:39 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Paolos ~ Elvis?  did you say "Elvis" -- ;)  My heart, be still my heart. If lavender will bring Elvis, I'll give it a try. And yes, where are Miss Blue and Road Yacht? Bebe ~ Though not a teacher, I did substitute in junior high (that's how long ago it was, it was still called "junior high") for a shop teacher......9th grade.  I think that boys (and again, that's how long ago it was, just boys -- not coed) reach a height and girth never again to be duplicated in their life time in 9th grade.  And there I was, their substitute teacher.....really frightening. I looked up and there were all these metal things that had been thrown - shot? - and stuck to the ceiling knew I was in trouble.  The vice principal, who was responsible for me being there, would walk by in the hallway; I would see him covering his mouth in a silent chuckle. I eventually earned their trust by asking them to show me how to make the paper footballs they were shooting all over the room.  The boys were so surprised, they forgot to torture me. Never, since I was in school, was I so glad to hear the bell ringing for the end of this period.  And how, you may ask, was I chosen for this honor?  I was very active in the school at that time -- everything but president of the PTA because.......really good reason.........you had to sit on stage at the parent part of the meetings and I simply could not do it without crossing my legs and well, wearing a skirt -- you get the picture.   

August 09, 2011 10:43 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I started sneezing as soon as i saw the picture at the top, beautiful as it is. If i stay here much longer, i know i will start itching too.

I can't have any caffiene for the next 24hrs so i will keep a low profile for the rest of the day. I don't play well with others without my daily requirement of espresso...a major food group for me.

Peace out and enjoy your day. May the stars shine on your faces!

August 09, 2011 10:58 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


There is, in our neighborhood, an island that was created in an era of regulation that bowed before wealth, by digging a channel around a lake lot and installing a bridge.
The city scared the hell out of them by once proposing to tax the entire circumference as lakefront.
There is at the street side of their bridge, a beautiful clump of nursery planted lavender.
Two things prevent my producing photographic evidence: one, I am working on a lappie so old that if it were a child, it would be preparing to enter fourth grade and: two, to frame the lavender properly would entail including the very negative feng shui sign on the bridge: PRIVATE ROAD-- KEEP OUT, which would spoil the whole thing.
If riches cause that kind of fear or loathing, what's the point?
We pass that bridge on our way to the nice paved walking path in the park which is oddly measured out in small numbered segments of feet and decimal portions of a mile but with no total should you wish, as many do, to walk, bike or skate the entire system.
Segment #7 is a breakwater and listed as only one way. Not surprisingly, everyone who goes out there, returns including the guy who did it on a gurney.
I guess the arithmetic is part of the exercise.

http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Parks/assets/pdf/OshkoshRecreationalWalkingTrailGuide.pdf

Our park is at the bottom and our day is beautiful.

paolos & Peter Lake ~
Come, walk with us and we will...
... talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings."




 

August 09, 2011 11:03 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

I'm on the fly this week with my som and his family.
Posting photos from dinner last night.
If you all remember my son is in one of my older photos "catch of the day" and my grandaugher in in the cannoli photo.

August 09, 2011 11:16 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Okay the flying fingers can't keep yp.
First line should be "son".
Fourth line should be "is in".

August 09, 2011 11:16 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

Yp, yp, yp or maybe up.

August 09, 2011 11:17 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Stoney, paolos & Peter Lake- "But I don't want to go among the mad people," said Alice, "oh you can't help that" said the cat.

August 09, 2011 11:27 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Peter ~ I feel your pain.  My philosophy has always been "caffeine until my hands would shake; wine until they stopped" -- lately, can't have either so yes, I really do feel your pain.

August 09, 2011 12:01 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


ChefDeb ~
Right she was. We're about to wander down to the polling place to select between Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dumb-er in a recall election which, like most elections, is sure to have a disappointing outcome.

PL ~
No caffeine? When an internist asked how I felt about trying a caffeine-free month, I told him that the answer was two words and the second one was "you."

paolos ~
You're just having a bit of trouble transitioning from fahrenheit to scentigrade... keep at it.

August 09, 2011 12:05 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

we'll talk of cabbages and kings..and sealing wax...that sounds so nice, so sweetly simple, so utterly lovely...oh I need it too, can I walk with you? 

August 09, 2011 12:12 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

 
Actually, we were planning on grabbing hot dogs at Claw's before dropping by your place. That okay? 

August 09, 2011 12:12 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Lynn830- Maybe we should drench the wall of Congress with lavender tea. 

August 09, 2011 12:16 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Peter Lake- I completely understand.  I highly doubt that coffee is as bad for you as people claim it is but lack of coffee can be devastating.

August 09, 2011 12:25 PM
First-comHr-1 Lady J said...

We moved from the. "Wet Side" of Washington State to the wine haven Dry Side, telling our barn cat we were moving to Tuscany, anything to get out of the rain. Roberto, the Italian Lover (who has been fixed twice, long story) has adapted well and only complains when the temperature creeps above 90.

At our little Tuscan Villa, lavender bushes grow on one side of the front walkway and if all goes well next year it will be on both sides. I have seedling started, as with many good things it takes time. Lavender is also going to be planted around my newly planted fruit trees and under the roses. Lavender is an almost all purpose plant.

I have an herbal recipe for a sleep pillow with lavender, hops, and camomile. Kept on in my daughter's pillow case and mine for years and pleasant dreams were had by all. May need to make a new one.

more on the honor roll
August 09, 2011 12:31 PM
First-com DonnaQuixote said...

I send prayers wrapped in lavendar as ChefDeb,and others, wander down to the polling place --- I am not sure myself if one should talk of cabbages (my usual favorite) or kings ---much less have to decide which is which...in the contest we call voting.....

August 09, 2011 12:39 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Absolutely, Stoney.  I'm here.  I'm on hold with my insurance company.  I've been on hold since I wrote the last comment.   If anyone could use Extreme Lavender Therapy, it's me.  A hot dog wouldn't hurt either.  Chicago-style.  And a large orange.  Still on hold.....

August 09, 2011 1:00 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 Fay Grindrod said...

 


To all the members:


It is true that I am going to take care of my friend - but it is also true that I intended to resign as a member from your club. 


By asking for some feedback - I had to defend myself against several of you.  Park4, who I do not know is telling me to get a thick skin and others who made certain statements to me intended to be negative against my request for some feedback.


What I realized after my small request for a little feedback that I could learn from and got such a negative reaction - is not a club I belong to.  Your response was a surprise and definitely stifled my spirit and my thoughts that I usually apply to an article.  You took away my joy of expressing and exposing my intimate thoughts on paper to you - so you can learn from me and I in turn can learn from you through your response now and then that you did not respect and talked down.


After my request for some feedback - you expressed such a negative attitude to my request; I was supposed to defend myself against me as well as against you. No way, did I want to  defend myself after I gave everything that I had to you and you were protesting to give something to me - like a little feedback, occasionally. 


I realized that the ones who made a big deal out of it are in the minority - but still I cannot stay.  This club is not a cause that I have to hold on to save the world - I only have to save myself because if I stay, I might develop a thick skin and that would make me shrink.


Thank you villagers who were positive - if you wish to keep contact, you are able go to face book under my name or get my e-mail and I will send you some of my writings.  I do not regret having been a part of your club because I am in this world to learn and I learned an awful lot during these months and might have taught you some wisdom, too.


The ones who want me to stay - I thank you - I appreciated writing for you.  I wish to stay but can no longer, because I have lost my appetite for writing for Peterman's Eye.  When the spirit is gone - my writing turns out muffled, and will no longer be clear.


I did make a few friends and I will e-mail them later on. Nothing is ever a waste.  I am sorry to go but I have to move on when it does not feel right, anymore. Fay


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


To all the members:


 


It is true that I am going to take care of my friend - but it is also true that I intended to resign as a member from your club.  By asking for some feedback - I had to defend myself against several of you.  Park4, who I do not know is telling me to get a thick skin and others who made certain statements to me intended to be negative against my request for some feedback.


 


What I realized after my small request for a little feedback that I could learn from and got such a negative reaction - is not a club I belong to.  Your response was a surprise and definitely stifled my spirit and my thoughts that I usual apply to an article.  You took away my joy of expressing and exposing my intimate thoughts on paper to you - so you can learn from me and I in turn can learn from you through your response now and then that you denied.


 


After my request for some feedback - you expressed such a negative attitude to my request; I was supposed to defend myself against me as well as against you. No way, will I defend myself after I gave everything that I had to you and you were protesting to give something to me - like a little feedback occasionally.  I realized that the ones who made a big deal out of it are in the minority - but still I cannot stay.  This club is not a cause that I have to hold on to save the world - I only have to save myself because if I stay, I might develop a thick skin and that would make me shrink.


 


Thank you villagers who were positive - if you wish to keep contact, you are able go to face book under my name or get my e-mail and I will send you some of my writings. 


I do not regret having been a part of your club because I am in this world to learn and I learned an awful lot during these months and might have taught you some wisdom, too.


 


The ones who want me to stay - I thank you - I appreciated writing for you.  I wish to stay but can no longer, because I have lost my appetite for writing for Peterman's Eye.


When the spirit is gone - my writing turns out muffled, and will no longer be clear.


 


I did make a few friends and I will e-mail them later on. Nothing is ever a waste.  Fay


 


 


 


 

August 09, 2011 1:10 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Stoney, PL, Chef Deb, Park ~ I am ready.  A lake walk, just what the doctor ordered.  We should bring Andy along, just in case we bump into Elvis. If it is the Lake of the Coheeries, we might lose Peter Lake for a spell.

August 09, 2011 1:28 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Fay ~   Maybe you are just in a blue funk, like
me.  This is just a tiny little village and any one of us can get in a
funk every now and then.  Go with God if you must go, but don't be afraid to
come back and visit with us for a spell whenever the mood hits. Give those little urchins an extra hug for me when you return to Africa.

August 09, 2011 1:33 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Stoney ~ should I bring my hiking boots?  I am about ready for a barefoot trek on the Road to Santiago.  What was it George and Frank Costanza used to say?  Lavender Now.

August 09, 2011 1:52 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

paolos and stoney: I think barefooting it would be much nicer and lavender tickles the feet.  Hiking boots are for mucking through....um....muck.  The same stuff insurance companies are full of.  "We cannot guarantee payment."  "So what good is insurance for, then?"  "All I can say is we cannot guarantee payment - ever - until a claim is received."  "Ah ha. So what you're saying is I'm as insured as I will ever be."  Silence.  Me:  "If I'm covered for this surgery, but you just can't say it because you have a script in front of you and because this call is being monitored and recorded for my security, blink twice."  Silence.  "I saw that blink."  Laughter.  "And that one.  Thanks."   .................................................................................................................. Maybe we need to walk through some fields of barley, as well as fields of lavender.   It's just that kind of day.

August 09, 2011 1:53 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

DONNA QUIXOTE--welcome to the Village! We always welcome opinions and comments even if we do not always address them directly. We certainly read them and try to process them!

PETER LAKE--oh my Dear, 24 hours. How endless...but not tooo long to thesepia train where you can drown your sorrows in noncaffinated diversions! My treat.

August 09, 2011 2:08 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Fields of barley...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeKE2Z-9HVM
 
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky that we
walked in fields of gold.

 
It is that kind of day.

August 09, 2011 2:14 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Donna, and other newcomers I may have missed while away on other things:

Welcome to the Village, where, to purloin a phrase, all of the women are beautiful, all of the men are strong and all of the children are bright and obedient.

Look forward to your posts.

August 09, 2011 2:26 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

paolos, you are so in sync.  Or maybe I should say in tune.  Either way, thanks for the link. 

August 09, 2011 2:37 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Stoney, PA4, paolos, ChefDeb, Andy, and anyone else from the EyE who would care to join today's fellowship on an adventure. What a fine day it would be to walk ,talk, woolgather, bow to trees, gaze at clouds, and listened to the waves lapping the shores of pristine sandy beaches as we sampled hot dogs from stands erecteced from driftwood and kelp.

If we do happen upon the Lake of the Coheeries.....or the Lake should decide to happen upon us as is usually the case....the evenings are often chilly so i recommend a partular tavern where i will buy the first round of boiling hot Antwerp Flinders which will always warm the heart, body, and soul.

TheSepia is always at the ready to be our designated train to transport us back, if that is something we choose to do....time will be patiently waiting for each of us..whenever that may be.

August 09, 2011 2:40 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Fay....i hope you find what you are looking for

August 09, 2011 2:50 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Lovely.

August 09, 2011 2:53 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

oh I am so there.

August 09, 2011 3:15 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Goody goody, some new faces in the village. Welcome. Today's topic is not really very interesting. There's a limit to what you can do with lavender. My grandma used to make bunches of it and plait the stalks very prettily. I think she sold them at church fetes and suchlike.
Sad that Fay has got the 'ump with us.

August 09, 2011 3:27 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

What the Hell just happened ???????
 
 
ANDY:  On Another Note;  I like your Philosophy !!!  Reminds me of my Uncle Lewie, who always said, "Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing To Excess ... If Not, Why Do It ???"
 
 
 
Poor Fay ... We Wish Her Well, and Another Fifty Years To Figure It All Out !!!
First Hundred Years Are Always the Hardest .......
 

August 09, 2011 4:00 PM
First-comHr-1 Lady J said...

Fay, I have been away for about a week, and have no idea what you asked for or received, but am truly sorry you are leaving us. Go in peace if you must with the blessings of heaven upon you.

Stoney, I hope you received my answer. Am not always sure about technology.

Paolos, I love that song, even when I had the chorus wrong...much like squez me while I kiss this guy! Whole new meaning when you find out the Mercy is a river.

I am off to trim back my lavender bushes, saving the leaf and flowers, in hope of a second blooming for autumn. It is one of the few plants the grasshopper haven't consumed this year...that and the Creeping Jenny.

August 09, 2011 4:02 PM
1014 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 karma swim swami said...

During my post-doctoral research years, I used to fly about this time every year to Nice to spend a few days driving fairly randomly in the corridor between Nice and Marseilles. I can't think of any natural phenomenon other than the elaboration of lavender in Provence that has exerted on me a sense of necessary annual pilgrimage. It's fabulous to take a small picnic into a field and just sit there at one with the purple and the fragrance. A delightful soporific regimen practiced in many old houses in Provence is to take, at bedtime, a bottle of lavender oil and visit each turned-on lamp-bulb in the house. You put a dab of lavender on each bulb and then turn the bulb off. It's the best sleep I have ever known.

August 09, 2011 4:11 PM
48481 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 idahoproducer said...

Just got back from filming which began at 2:30 a.m. my time this morning. Shoot went well and the subjects of our documentary, "Y.E.P., I need a job", were all fantastic. (youth working through Y.E.P. in the forests and wilderness) Very refreshing to see young people working so hard with a smile on their face. At least they were smiling.
Found out one thing about lavender. I bought a spray bottle filled with lavender oil +that said it was good for deodorant. Well, it is. It is also great for attracting bees by the dozens. Got stung twice. It hurts and the swelling has begun. My husband bought be a jar of bentonite? clay. He said the Native Americans use it for bites. I will make a batch and put on bites and find out. Hope it stops hurting and itching before I have to go to dinner with friends tonight.
Wish you the best Fay. As someone with thick skin, I know that it can be hard to understand other folks may be a lot more sensitive than I . I wish you love dear lady!

August 09, 2011 4:27 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

idaho~ bentonite is a type of clay. I use vinegar for insect stings.

August 09, 2011 4:27 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I fired up my hookah after lunch and I had this crazy dream. I found my old Nehru jacket and there was this big white spot in the middle in the middle of today's Eye and strangely I understood it. The Dow was down and then suddenly 500 ticks later here I was. I should go on those walks instead of sitting here feeding the jukebox and doing the cha cha.

A little song a little dance a little seltzer down the pants.

August 09, 2011 4:41 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Or as Ivan might say better "what the hell just happened"

August 09, 2011 4:42 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Idahopro ~ tape a shiny copper penny to that bee sting for 15 minutes. 

Since you have two stings, use bentonite on one and the penny on the
other.  Report back and let us know which is more effective.
Get plenty of rest and call Dr. Mark (karma swam swami) in the morning
if neither remedy helps.
 
I have always maintained that there is a difference between being thin
skinned and being sensitive.  If you are sensitive, it means that you use your
five or six senses to discover and learn.  If you are thin skinned, you allow
every little prick to bother you which in turn dims your ability sense, to
discover and to learn.  That's just one man's defining moment.


August 09, 2011 4:51 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

Peter Lake, you paint such a delightful picture I was there in my mind's eye.
 
Lady J, sleep pillows are in demand around my world.  I've never tried hops, but my church organist who is growing some, and I may beg a bit to try.  Mine have the lavender and camomile, but I add marjorum.  Many will be give a Christmas gifts to tuck under the pillow.  I make a pillow of muslin and a removal cover of pretty cotton.  In this day and age stress seems to be the norm. 
 
 Love the idea of saturating the political part of D. C. in lavender. 

August 09, 2011 5:04 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I will miss Fred Imus. Good Cowboys are few and far between.

August 09, 2011 5:23 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

http://www.whitemarlinopen.com/marlincam/
Check it out. If you can't be there you can be there on the net.

August 09, 2011 5:26 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

TOMMY I totally agree with you--laconic, droll, wicked smart, and an example to us all.

August 09, 2011 5:26 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Paolos...


I believe you suffer from a form of SAD.


August 5th marked the end of solar summer. I feel it a little myself.


A few whiffs of lavender and a few doses of St John's Wort might just do the trick.


The drought this year (yet another one) has been terrible. I am down to 35 from 75 lavender plants (all types Spanish, white, French, English etc) due to the very harsh winter. It seems lavender doesn't mind dry conditions so much, but it DOES need water every so often.


 


Ivan and all, I think what just happened was a classic case of "be careful what you wish for...".


G-d ‘s speed, Fay.

August 09, 2011 5:27 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

  PS.....my hide is the consistancy of one belonging to a rhino.

August 09, 2011 5:36 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
lavender honey is fine, but I prefer...
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3YLhtuzTQ
 
 
 
see you in the club car...

August 09, 2011 5:59 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

 Very nice Miss Blue.

August 09, 2011 6:00 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Idahopro:  try mud on the stings.  Seriously.  When you're out there and you get stung, mix up a little dirt and water and apply to sting for about 15 minutes give or take.  Works every time.  Pinky swear.   ............I will miss Fred Imus so very much - of the the two brothers, I liked Fred the best, but I liked them together best of all.  I always thought the two of them were lucky to have each other.  I envied that kind of kicking around easy going sibling relationship.  And I will miss the missing half...  

August 09, 2011 6:04 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

TT: I agree with whoever (Deb?) commented on your witty nature.  And suave-ness. ?  I have to say, lavender shirt and all, you are quite the debonair fella, a true bon vivant. And you're ours.  How lovely for us. 

August 09, 2011 6:07 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Miss Blue:  rhino hide?  LOL.  You're assessment of what the hell happened is exactly right.  In my not humble elephant hide opinion.

August 09, 2011 6:12 PM
48481 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 idahoproducer said...

Paolos,
I did put penny on one, bentonite one the other. Both seem to take the pain away and haven't gotten the itches yet.
As far as the skin stuff, liked what you wrote very much.
I am thick skinned but still have had a lot of little pricks bother me. Oops, you must mean irritations, not...well...you know what I mean.
I love this village so much. Such witty, great people. Tommy, something tells me you rode a few waves in life and you are probably anything but typical.
Park4, Will the mud cause any infection?

August 09, 2011 6:31 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Rusty, thank you. Through the minds eye is how we all get to such places.

August 09, 2011 6:35 PM
8251 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Kentucky Curmudgeon said...

Too bad Miss Fay has chosen to slip her head back into the shell. Sometimes a timid turtle will do that. One would think that after 80 +/- years it would be easier to tell others where to step off...at a bit over fifty I've already had to use the "hey kid get off my lawn" line a time or two. Prayers to Fay that she my find her way and niche in which to live peaceably.

August 09, 2011 6:39 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

korthal - Thanks for the "Lavender Blue" song....I was thinking of that, too!!! and then I listened to it....and it brought back such memories......My high school boyfriend who went to the same college and I was sooo upset that he did not seem to feel the same way I did!!!
Heartbreak at 18!!! There is nothing like it!!!  Go to Hell, P. Martin and your Avatar psychobabble!!  (Sorry, I got out of my mind there for a second!)
 
 
Any way, now that I am 67 and on the way down the downhill of life, I just like a fine  ( I did say fine... meaning over a half hour!!)   massage with lavender oil!!! I have a dear, wonderful roommate who will give me fabulous foot rubs and  back rubs with lavender oil....and I recommend it to all who "labor and are heavy leaden" as well as the ones who are still fighting the public school classroom!! Hey, Bebe, get a lavender oil rubdown and you will feel like you can survive the kiddies!!! Fay, get some lavender oil to take to Tanzania with you and let those little urchins give you a rubdown!!!
 
Lavender is more than psycho sensory...it is in fact medicinal....go get some if  you don't have it...!! This is one fo those things that is truly a calming force....get some asap!
 
Hazel, you are a welcome breath of fresh air in a stale world environment!!! Bless you!!
TT, you are my kind of man and I hope you live long and prosper.....IdahoProducer, you may be in a remote area, but you are in the middle of the best of the best here....Thanks for your daily posts,......BAck to theSepia Train......please bring on the hors d'oeuvres and cocktails!!!

August 09, 2011 6:47 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

I am in a deluxe room here, traveling in Fla, enjoying some first rate libation, and about to have the aforesaid massage....Just out of pocket for a few days, enjoying our life, traveling.....seafood in Panama City, family buffet in Bristol, a nd wonderful sausage in the eastern canopy of Tallahassee at Bradley's Sausage on Centerville Rd. east of Tally...!
 
 
Ohhhh, how to explain.....Life if good. ....How can I possibly ever make my existence justified after seeing the famine in Africa??  Fox news is on......Somalia is in extreme danger and famine is so sad I cannot even compute it......I cannot make a difference, as the money we send is skimmed off by the corrupt top level officials....How can men be so cruel???  What use is the UN if they can't feed the starving???    I do hope Fay makes a difference for all of us...!!! Go, Fay!!!

August 09, 2011 7:16 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Thanks Ladies. I'm just happy to hang out with beautiful poets here with an interesting point of view- Laugh with the sinners rather than cry with the saints Billy Joel kind of outlook.
 
IP- My longboard (skateboard and surfboard) hang in my office. Never a big wave man. Now trying to paddle board on the lake between beach excursions. Just connected to the water somehow.
 
A little Jimmy B for all and to Bebe, who with my 3rd grade teacher wife and all the other underpaid teachers out there (arts and music included in this no child left behind crap) keep the school boy/girl hearts alive across the world. Sometimes you just say what the hell and laugh your ass off.  
 
http://youtu.be/lwB1eOIYxM4
 

August 09, 2011 8:34 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Idaho:  not in my experience has the mud on sting treatment caused any kind of infection or irritation.  The fella who told me about it was a builder, and he was in the process of hammering something on the side of our house, when I stepped on a bee in my - as always - bare feet.  He picked up some dirt, added some water from the hose, told me to sit down, and  I did and he applied it to the sting on my foot.   Really muddy foot, and I didn't believe it would work either, but it did - and I've been using the mud ever since on me, husband, grandchildren, and whoever comes my way all stung and hurting.  I think you're safe in trying it.  the pain goes away so quickly...safely...

August 09, 2011 8:40 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Don't fade, Fay! Surely you can be strong enough to withstand a little criticism after all you have endured....and the poverty of Africa.....This Eye Village is just a bunch of average humans trying to find, encourage,  and expose what is important about being human....No one got up today to jump on your case!
 
 Hang with us and keep being the voice of conscience and kindness to the African orphans. Most of us work and live in the USA's form of middle America. But if you must, go with blessings....we hope you find your purpose in life.
 
Welcome to Donna Quixote, 12:25 and the owner of cats... We have several cat people here.....including moi with one old calico, over 16, called Emily after my fave poet, Miss Dickinson.....and you seem to fit in nicely....join in when you feel moved.Hazel has several cat stories to share....including her feeding them in her swim suit and getting scratched.
 
 
 
 

August 09, 2011 8:40 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

MISS BLUE......................Sage words.............


MOOSE..............Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh, I am participating in your lavender oil massage as we speak & it feels so good ( I wish!), enjoy your getaway!


ANDY...................loved your story; now you know we will ask for a paper football making workshop after cocktails in the clubcar..................if you can't beat em', join em'!!!!!!!!!!!


JULIA.....................Our friends who own the Framer's market have loose lavender & I will be whipping up a batch of tea & use it like you & CAROL suggested....................


CHEFD................I am utterly fascinated that your description was the best thing you ever ate..................even you seem surprised; deliciousness comes in the most unexpected things, which makes them all the more delish!


TT..................I had NO idea baout Fred Imus, Don had him on the phone just a few weeks ago..............he was a true character.....................RIP Fred. You will be making the angels laugh..................Tell your wife to have a most rockin' year also..............one of my favorite memories was seeing Jimmy B. at an outdoor concert w/ two wonderful friends long ago in Cleveland...............we had a picnic & great music...............just a memorable eveinng after all these years...............


JANE...............of course you must make all of us a lavender pillow for our seat on the train...............after much frivolity we will all drift off wrapped in the aroma of lavender, knowing that PL is steering us into that good night.................

August 09, 2011 8:43 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Hey Stone, P4, PL & everyone else - Count me in for the walk....  I LOVE lavender, when I had a plant of it, I used to cut some off in the mornings and put them on the bathroom counter the steam from the shower would release its fragance & the house would smell wonderful.  Lady J - years ago I bought a eye mask made of silk & filled with lavendar & some other kind of heavy natural filling to use during my migraines. Of course the store went out of business, IF I could find another one fo those I would sleep soundly for days.. And after a few days, it has finally come to an end, I can now check in &  feel I am no longer possibly being held hostage......   

August 09, 2011 8:48 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

TT - Thanks for the Buffet....Do you have to be a Parrot Head to like JB? His free and easy lifestyle theme really appeals to me, but I could never really drop out.....too responsible....just wanting to be a bit more "laid back" and relaxed in not caring too much about doing the right thing.....always under the gun about being conscientious.
 
 Buffet says to throw all that out with the shrimp water! Make a margarita and put your  flipflop shod feet up. You seem to have internalized that philosophy very well....I am working on it.!! I love your posts and the whatthehay attitude you communicate....!
 
 

August 09, 2011 8:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

About & Farmer's................idjit alert..............

August 09, 2011 8:58 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Bebe!  In the midst of the to-do that was today, I neglected to say (with tears in my eyes, truly) Yes, indeed, I remember Billy Basher.  You're breaking my heart, I'm sure he broke yours yesterday...he had to stay on the bus, oh my god.
 
He's a big boy now.  Oh bebe I hope he's just big enough. 
 
 

August 09, 2011 9:55 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I had to cover my espresso machine with a pillow....but i can still hear it call my name.

Saw this on a t-shirt:

I hear color,
I see sound,
I feel music

Made me think of sitting on the caboos' back platform of theSepia on a night just like tonight.

August 09, 2011 9:56 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

PARK, you're right about that, it has been a day.......................I like that & will hope that it's true; that he's just big enough..........................& that someone is there to give him a Snickers............................

August 09, 2011 11:28 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


I hope we all enjoyed our lake walk... it was nice of you speed burners to moderate your pace so the rest of us could keep up and the train ride home was sweet.
It's breezy, in the mid-sixties and I have closed all of the doors against an almost too cool breeze... I know.
Rain last night, showers again today. Come on up.

August 10, 2011 5:37 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

STONEY...................okay that's just cruel, to parade your cool breezes around people who are in constant heat advisory mode................I did enjoy my hotdiggetydogs though............

August 10, 2011 9:58 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Miss Bebe ~ I did not know there was such a service, but I am glad to hear
that there is an advisory about people who are in constant heat.  Sorry,
somebody had to say it, didn't I?
 
Stoney ~ the lakeside stroll, was quite a welcome relief for my summertime
(SAD) blues. 

August 10, 2011 1:07 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

It was a lovely walk, an enchanting night ride on thesepia, and the perfect ending was reading what John wrote, above:  I hear color, I see sound, I feel music.    Oh yes indeed.  That's the key to all of it.  I bet most if not all people who write and or read here on the Eye hear color, see sound, and feel music.  ................  I can't imagine not.

August 10, 2011 10:35 PM
M 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Penn said...

The only thing I see on the Peterman site is ..."friends shaking hands saying 'how do you do?' they're really saying ' i love you.'"
 
Maybe i've been sniffing too much lavender?

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