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A Sea of Red

J is working in Paris for three weeks, so S and I have left the shining silver waters

Socoa across the bay

for a sea of red near Manou's house.

in a field of poppies

We came for a visit, yes, but also so I can (hopefully!) sell some stuff in a community-wide yard sale this weekend. It has been an adventure, delving in dusty boxes and moldy corners, looking for things to get rid of. We have accumulated so much in the past 11 years and 6 (major) moves. Sadly, we have little of value to make the visit financially interesting (assuming the predicted rainstorm* does not come and there is a decent turnout), especially considering that the car trouble did not go away as we had hoped. It is back with a vengeance, and I have to take the car to the mechanic tomorrow. We'll see how many pretty pennies repairs will cost then.

But worries aside, the Black Mountains are beautiful in this season, the field behind Manou's house is full of daisies and golden blooms, and the roadsides are watched over by waving grasses.  Just the loveliest flora for a rustic bouquet.

rustic bouquet


* I first wrote "trainstorm."  What would a trainstorm resemble, I wonder? 


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 31st, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
That poppyfield picture is so beautiful.
May. 31st, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
thank you. I think I can do better, though. Er, what I mean is: I'd like to try when the sun isn't in S's eyes, so her face isn't scrunched. I need more cooperative light. :P I took almost 100 pics but this was one of the rare ones where her expression was pretty natural because of said light.

Edited at 2012-05-31 09:14 pm (UTC)
Jun. 1st, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
The sun hardly ever cooperates in that -- very nice photo anyway!
Jun. 1st, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we went to the field at around 5:30 p.m., hoping the sun would be low and its light soft enough. Alas, it was too early. :P
May. 31st, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
A trainstorm would probably hit pretty hard. :p
May. 31st, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
*lol* That is what I was thinking. :P
May. 31st, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
A trainstorm would be something to see! Like a gathering of dragons.

I love *all* the photos. The bouquet is lovely, S among the poppies is lovely, and oh those silvery waters!

Here's my most recent bouquet (but it has tame as well as wild flowers)

31 May Bouquet

Edited at 2012-05-31 09:10 pm (UTC)
May. 31st, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Oh what a luscious gathering of flowers that is, all belles of the ball!
May. 31st, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I love those photos!!!!!
Jun. 1st, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
thank you!
Jun. 1st, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful blonde poppy you have there! The sun comes out when she smiles.
Jun. 2nd, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Lovely photos.
Jun. 3rd, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Jun. 3rd, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
She is radiant,if I do say so myself. :P
Jun. 3rd, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
She is growing...
So beautiful :) She's always been beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I love seeing the glints of personality appear more and more in her face. And good luck selling and getting rid of stuff - it's amazing how much can accumulate, isn't it? Especially once you add a kiddo into the mix!
- D
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