This morning the sun is shining, which is very helpful in improving my mood. The blue skies with fluffy white clouds caused me to join the Fairhaven walkers' group early this morning for a nice four-mile jaunt along Bellingham Bay. Kids and parents were out on bikes, lots of walkers and runners all wearing smiles and summer clothes (with a jacket, since it was only in the fifties).
I headed over to the Farmers' Market at 10:00 when it opened so that I could grab some good organic kale. It is sold out within an hour at almost every stand, it is so good. I saw the gorgeous flowers shown in the above picture with amazing calla lilies and lupine and columbines and could not resist: I bought a bouquet, took it home and made two flower arrangements with it.
I spied this stunning young woman at work and asked if I could take her picture, and she readily agreed. The sun on her hair, the rose, and the heart tattoo all combined to make her simply the picture of summer. You would think it was warm, given her clothing, but right now at 1:00 pm in the afternoon, Bellingham is only 64 degrees -- not exactly sweltering -- with a light breeze.
This lady has a booth that offers face painting for children and their friends, and she attracts the kids (and even some older kids like me) by blowing bubbles with her bubble machine all day long every Saturday. For the last few weeks in Boulder, where I used to live, people have been experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s, and it reminds me how nice it is to put on a light jacket in June and head down to the market. As I get older, I find that given the choice between too hot or too cold, I'll choose the cooler option every time. How's the weather in your part of the world?