Monday, July 12, 2010

Ojai Summer Weekend ...

As you can see, dog-sitting in Ojai for Lucy and Stella, my sister's Labradoodles, was quite strenuous! Lucy has calmed down since her antics of last summer! I managed to make it to my pastel workshop on Saturday as well as going to my favorite used bookstore Bart's Books, before the thundershowers hit. (It's indoor/outdoor!) Plus a few other delights ...

Some weekends just feel like summer ...



Watching the veggies grow ...

Picking some herbs ...

and fruit from my parents trees ...





Enjoying an evening with an old friend ...

Having henna'd feet ...

Figs and blue cheese ...

Brie and honey ...


Enjoying the moment ...

and knowing how blessed I am.


"It is essential sometimes to go into retreat,
to stop everything that you have been doing,
to stop your experiences completely and look at them anew,
not keep on repeating them like machines.

You would then let fresh air into your mind. Wouldn’t you?
This place must be of great beauty with trees, birds, and quietness,
for beauty is truth and truth is goodness and love."



11 comments:

Don said...

So peaceful.

PK Studios said...

Thanks for the reminder with the awesome pics...I'm going to pick fruit tomorrow.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

What a perfect patch of summer you have there. What more could a gal want?!!

Loree said...

Looks like you're having a fantastic summer. I would really like to get henna on my feet. I think it's way cool.

Loree said...

Looks like you're having a fantastic summer. I would really like to get henna on my feet. I think it's way cool.

ruthie said...

It looks as though you had a wonderful relax, those words are so right, sometimes a retreat is the only thing that can restore the balance. i think i am in need of one. I am so envious, i always wanted to get my feet hennad! looks fab. and yum that food is making my mouth water x

Coreopsis said...

So summer! These are wonderful pictures...I want a life like that!

KathyA said...

Beautiful surroundings, bountiful harvest...gorgeous!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for your comments! Yeah, Ojai is beautiful and I am so lucky I get to have a place like that to go to when I want to get out of the city! (Thanks to my family who live up there!)

Rachel said...

yummy that looks good, i'm hungry!

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