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!


::loud applause::

Love the vid - the sound and of course the reflected tiki torch light. Wow.

And I LOVE your poem. Pool days indeed! Thinking about you today while I hide indoors - it’s going to be 100 F. with high humidity - deadly dangerous hot, in other words.

May I ask about your green plate? Is it new or antique? From a set or sold as a single item. And, most of all where did you get it… I have a set of green dinnerware embossed with leaves, which I use for every day however; a pair of clumsy hands is slowly destroying the set.  I want to replace the set or add similar styled items to the pieces I have left.

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