|Sandals: Joe's (maker of Joe's Jeans)|
OK, 5-inches may speak "Napoleon Complex". Totally overcompensating. But what I think they're really saying, with wood, leather, hemp -- and strips of aqua like exclamation points -- is "Summer"!
These really are too perilous for the pool deck (understand why I'm not in the picture?). But I find I can gingerly manage dinner or a movie. The rest of the time, I'm more down to earth. Five inches down to be exact, in flip flops.
Here I am right before I headed to the public library yesterday to borrow some DVDs (yes, still old-fashioned here). Notice the sliding doors behind me? We had initially intended to build a deck out there. Then, we realized no balcony should obstruct our hillside vista. I mean, Romeo and Juliet could still have wooed through a window had the view of Verona dictated it, right?
T-shirt: Michael Stars
So, we are left with a giant picture window instead, and a cliff beyond. For safety, we were required to bolt the door and (essentially) throw away the key. We're quite pleased with the outcome. The only thing I miss is being able to sweep straight outdoors or shake off a rug like some medieval housekeeper.
|The sandals wanted to enjoy the view from the deck.|
Meanwhile, we finally finished the pool deck which overlooks the hills and some vineyards too. (We did get our deck after all.) See the dry, south-facing hills there? We are fortunate to be in the verdant, north-facing side of the mountains. Yet I love seeing the contrast across of parched land surrounded by lush countryside. That's Northern California for you.
How is everyone's summer holiday going so far? I hope everyone is enjoying life on the slower lane, if only for a month or two.