Friday, July 16, 2010

Time for 'une petite pause'

The thermometer is rising and guests are on the brink of arriving. It's that time of year filled with the scents of suntan lotion, chicken roasting on the spit, and watermelon...the time for wet footprints and sand on the kitchen floor... for bottles of chilled rose beading with condensation.

I'll be busy with family and friends from this weekend until the beginning of September, so I wish you all a wonderful summer, not too much sunburn or too much rain, and lazy evenings, and some days too, filled with laughter and the voices of good friends.

I'll speak to everyone in September.
L x


Keith Wallis said...

Have a great Summer. Glad to have some respite too ! We're in the middle of planning our ruby wedding celebration on August 8th. In 40 years things change a lot and even on a shoestring budget the celebration looks as if it'll cost more than the original wedding ! Fortunately at least 3/4 of the wedding guest list have shuffled off the proverbial, unfortunately (?) in 40 years you gather up even more close friends.

Lynne Rees said...

Congratulations, Keith! Enjoy this wonderful occasion with your friends and family and I'll see you again in September.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Sorry to return from my summer road
trip just in time to wave good-bye
to you for some weeks. I have missed
your challenges and comments, and
the good work you nourished, cajoled,
and helped to create amongst the
Applehousers. Enjoy family and friends,
and we will all put our writing jets
onto snooze for a time. Well, maybe
not--we just won't share with folks
at this site. September will be here
before most of us will realize it.

Lynne Rees said...

Thanks, Glen. Enjoy the rest of the summer.

Glenn Buttkus said...

I did post a tail on your early July
challenge. I know it will not be
commented on, but I just want
Applehousers to know I did not
slack off completely.
By the by, Keith, I really loved
your poem on the last posting.
Congrats on the event, and
on the wordsmithing.

martin cordrey said...

a buzzing fly
just died
in july

(my daughter - 8 - first unintentional Heiku, yeah!!!)

Lynne Rees said...

Hello Glen - we did miss you at the end there! Look forward to reading more of your work in September.

Hi Martin - hey, great haiku. Fantastic contrast between buzzing/summertime and the demise of the poor fly. Keep on writing them, Ms Cordrey : )

Martin Cordrey said...

Hi Lynne,

during your poetry course in Kent i missed one session - Haiku - due to the birth of Grace, now she's written her own. Isn't life beautiful!

Glenn Buttkus said...

Thanks for checking back on us, Lynne.
Loved your comments. Hey, all,
August is almost over, and thusly
the hiatus. Martin, love your
daughter's contribution. Maybe
at 8, she will begin to appreciate

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