Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cool, Green, Shady

Cool, Green, Shady
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

We've yet another (a week's worth!) of days with heat indices of over 100F.... In my head, John Denver's song "Cool and Green and Shady" plays over and over:

Saturday's, holidays, easy afternoon
Lazy days, summer days, nothing much to do
Rainy days are better days, for hanging out inside
Rainy days and city ways make me want to hide
Someplace cool and green and shady.

Find yourself a piece of grassy ground
Lay down, close your eyes
Find yourself and maybe lose yourself
While your free spirit flies...

August skies, lullabys, promises to keep
Dandelions and twisting vines, Clover at your feet
Memories of Aspen leaves, trembling on the wind
Honeybees and fantasies
Where to start again
Someplace cool and green and shady

Cool and green and shady
Cool and green and shady
Cool and green and shady
Cool and green and shady

Words and music by John Denver and Joe Henry

We put up 30 jars of blood orange and cantaloupe jam last night -- the recipe for cantaloupe jam called for oranges - and I didn't have any in the house ... C remembered that we had blood orange pulp in the freezer and we substituted that -- oh my gracious -- absolutely YUMMY!!!! I have a bit of this mix left over after making 2 batches, so I'm trying to find a clever way of using it -- maybe muffins?? Hmmmmmm......

Today is watering day -- everything is wilting --- no rain in sight -- so I won't get to the paint table for a while --- but the plants will be happy ...! LOL

Stay cool -- and in the shade if you can!


Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

120 heat indexes here in Charleston.. the humidity makes the air too thick to breath. Your cool shady spot would be perfect...

Lorraine said...

Oh what a lovely and inviting spot to be in the cool and green and shady. (Love the John Denver song too -- he's still one of my favorites.) The way you've made the sun coming through the trees and the way the trees bend and the those rocks -- all just wonderful Lin. Reminds me of a couple of places -- on in Berea and one in VT.

Horribly hot and humid here too but not as bad as N & S Carolina.
Stay cool and hydrated.
Big hugs,

Joan said...

Love the rays of the sun!!!! Bella!!!

Teresa said...

This is beautiful, Lin. So refreshing and peaceful. Great job!

Teri C said...

Oh my, this is so gorgeous and the light is awesome!