Sunday, August 05, 2007

Pool daze

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This weekend Rick and I were pool rats. We spent more time in and around the pool that we ever have. The weekend weather was perfect for it: sunny blue skies, warm but not hot, and just a touch on the humid side. The pool temperature has been hovering between 82 and 84 this past week. Perfection!

After a trip to the farmer’s market in Warwick we came home with our purchases for our Sunday lunch. We had purchased two different kinds of lettuce, a Sicilian eggplant (very light purple in color, less bitter and no seeds!) and some fresh goat cheese. We sliced the eggplant thickly and cut a pocket in it, then put a round of goat cheese inside, drizzled the outside with olive oil and grilled it. A nice green salad rounded out our lunch. We ate poolside under the umbrella, sipping a cold glass of white wine.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

After lunch we settled in on our lounges and just floated around letting the breeze blow us wherever it took us. We floated around in companionable silence. Once in awhile our lounges would ever so gently bump into the other, sending us off in different directions. Very relaxing. When we got hot we just rolled off our floats and swam a little; then back on the floats again to read. Before we knew it the afternoon was on the wane.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Nighttime swims are our favorite though. With tiki torches lit, the cicadas getting noisier every night, it just doesn’t get any better than this. In the following vid listen for Rick’s splash as he jumps in, then watch the reflection of the tiki torch as the waves distort it.

Ahhh ... wish you were here!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

a pool’s eye view

Today was a pool day for certain. Clear blue skies, no threat of rain, sunny, low 80s.  I sit writing this entry poolside about mid-afternoon. A nice breeze blows by once in a while and a few minutes ago the breeze lifted the umbrella up and the table I am typing on as well. wheeeeeeeeeee…......

We went to the Farmer’s Market in Warwick this morning and had a great time. I took lots of photos and my blog post is coming, probably tomorrow. We had a lovely lunch from our purchases at the market. But more of that to come in a later post.

Anyway, the afternoon has passed by with a combination of swimming laps and lounging on the floats. I took a few funny videos and we’ll see how they turn out. I also was trying to take a photo of my swimsuit and the pool by looking down at myself because the colors matched, and realized I was taking photos of my reflection in the pool [while in the pool], so I hammed my postures up a bit. Fun. See what you think below. I think my new camera is causing me to act a bit weird. I keep thinking of new things to entertain on my blog! I’m not sure if you are entertained or not as a reader, but I certainly keep myself entertained. And, I suppose that’s all that really matters. If you think I’m strange; so be it.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

On a more serious note, I had some more amphibious reflections and made Rick bring his laptop poolside so I could type while soaking in the not-quite-summer-yet temperatures.

Swimming along doing the side stroke I see and notice the following things.
Sounds:First of all I hear the water gurgling and glugging beneath my ear. Leaves rustle companionably in the strong breeze and various birds lend their song to the air.
Sights: Looking up I see our big oak trees swaying in that same strong breeze, their large limbs flung wide. Clouds, far and few between scud by quickly out of my line of vision.  And for now, dear readers, yes, I am fully clothed in bathing suit. Rule #1: no skinny-dipping in daytime hours. Period. I make no promises for night time swims, however.

Since I’ve been sitting here, a chipmunk has come to peer at me, wondering what I am doing out here, and just now a hummingbird hovered near me. Good thing I don’t have on my neon pink suit today or he would have thought I was a flower! Butterflies flit in and out of the flowers in the bed next to the pool. We seem to have an abundance of white butterflies lately. They are beautiful, but skittish. I’ve tried numerous times to capture their images, but they are too camera shy.

So, with that I’ll sign off for today. Enjoy the vid. More to follow on the market tomorrow. Right now I need a nice chilled glass of white wine ...


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Amphibious Reflections

I glide through the water trying not to make a sound. I do a few “dolphin rolls” and they make me dizzy. Which way is up? When doing the side stroke one ear is submerged in water and all I can hear is my breathing and the sound of my body making its way through the water. Peace and contentment. Who would have thought a pool could add so much dimension to one’s life?

Tiki torches glowing; fireflies twinkling in the grass. Naked as a jay bird with no one to see, I swim until my body is sated. To bed ... and sleep ... good night!


Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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