Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Out and About

























































23 comments:

  1. Ah! Zinnias and orange daylilies -- the flowers of my childhood summers. Sailboats on the water, and fresh tomatoes still warm from the sun. And hydrangeas -- I remember my aunt secretly sprinkling lime on my grandfather's hydrangeas, and his consternation when they bloomed pink instead of his preferred blue. 'That Helen!' he knowingly said. Thank you for stirring up lovely memories!

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  2. I envy your nice weather! Looks like lots of fun. (Love the farmer's pink bandana.)

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    1. Uh ... umbrellas. But I didn't notice them the first time through either. Just goes to show, sprinkles can't undo a good day. Muffy - be glad you are not in the Midwest. The mask vigilantes would be all over you on the "neighborhood" blogs, especially singling out and tsk tsking at those incorrigible "young people" who aren't wearing masks or distancing. It got old months ago. Nice to see normal. Thank you.

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    2. Look, even on the Shoreline. Folks in peak states know now to avoid young people acting “normal.”

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    3. I doubt it is we older folks who are avoiding THEM. wink

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    4. Dave, are you saying you don't agree with wearing a mask or social distancing?

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    5. Anonymous 12:03 - No. I'm 70 with one heart attack under my belt, so I am very careful. I mask and distance when I go to stores or businesses or when I am in crowds around town. What I am weary of is people ratting each other out on neighborhood blogs for NOT doing what THEY think they should be doing, or often not doing it up to their standards. I know. People are stressed. But the anger and viciousness in some of the posts is not attractive. Or perhaps it is just the technology itself that now gives folks a platform to blast to the entire world their complaints that previously would have been said to a neighbor over the fence. Love Muffy's uplifting site, though, so I guess we take the bad with the good.

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  3. That first shot, of the blonde woman speaking to the woman in the chair, could literally have been a Slim Aarons vacation shot from 1967. Love it.

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    1. Without a doubt. When I first started looking at Muffy's blog many of the pictures reminded me of Slim's but perhaps a bit more comforting and less "jet set". I find it reassuring that this way of life is still around.

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  4. Muffy, again you outdid yourself with these refreshingly beautiful summer scenes! I just love the window boxes against the shingled summer cottages and I never tire of young men in navy blazers. That shot of the young woman in the straw hat on the beach cruiser is stunning. Love the Vespa rider with the beach chair strapped on like a backpack! Gorgeous produce at the farmer's market. I think I'll go make a salad now.

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  5. Love the old "Landie"!

    Your intrepid Canadian reader,

    Banacek

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    1. Yes, I always enjoy seeing the old Land-Rovers, too, in spite of the mental stress it causes. I'd say that is a Series II, probably around 1965. I haven't seen one for a few years now.

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  6. Loved the pictures of "cool looking" teens in blue blazers and tennis players in white. I hope to inspire my grandson who has decided at age 11 that umbro shorts and shirts are the apppropriate attire for any occasion.

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  7. What wonderful images. Thank you so very much!

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  8. Hoperfully we are emerging from the pandemic???

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    1. We're not. Not remotely.

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    2. That depends on where you are. The trend in daily deaths is downward in a great many places. I suggest you look at this site, which has a graph giving daily deaths, down just above the Latest News.

      https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

      You don't say where you are, but if you click on your state up in the table on that webpage, you'll get the state results.

      When you see the graph, click the 7-day running average box to smooth the data, which are not reported daily.

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    3. My area in Northern California has basically been closed down since mid-March. No museums, library, or indoor spaces for kids to get out of the 100F heat; no movies or mini golf; playgrounds are closed & wrapped in caution tape ; even my condo pool has never opened this year.
      There are a few beach or lake areas open, but they are extremely crowded - as I've seen on social media and the local news.

      I love to look at the lovely pictures on this site. :)

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    4. Not a bit. The northeast is doing better because they shut down but the rest of the country is in big trouble.

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  9. Beautiful and refreshing! Thank you. (from NYC)

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  10. What a lovely array of photographs. And a red Volvo wagon. . . My dream car!!!

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  11. I miss New England, especially Maine! The CT shore would be heaven now, since I am stuck in FL with cases skyrocketing. Thanks for the lovely escape in looking at a more sensible part of the nation.

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  12. Great to see people out and about. Come back normalcy, Please!

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