Second day of summer – finally and almost

written by Lee Strauss | musings

June 23, 2016

Is it just me, or is summer as a season shrinking? I remember in years past sitting on my deck at the end of April, soaking up the sun and sighing with relief – six months of good weather to look forward to before winter. Now it's June, and I'm checking the weather every day, looking for a sun break.

Did I mention I make a lousy Canadian? I don't like cold or snow, so summer is important to me. I'm afraid it's barely going to get started before I'm bemoaning the fact that it's almost over.

Maybe I'm just getting old. That part is true. I am.

But, today the Sun DID Shine! I spent the morning at the Farmer's market with my friend (who happens to be my editor) Angelika.


(I don't know why this picture shows up sideways – it's upright as I write this.)

After we spent several hours in a french bakery talking about what's going to happen next with Marlow and Sage in Twinkle Little Star, and the over all A Nursery Rhyme Suspense.


(if you're ever in Kelowna, visit http://www.sandrinepastry.com)

Then I ended the afternoon kayaking with my husband.


I believe this is what's called making hay while the sun shines!

The forecast is for rain, but that just means buckling down and writing – also a good thing. Love me some Marlow and Sage 🙂

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  1. I used to be a northener( upstate NY) but 8 years ago I moved to Florida. As a sailor, I got to sail 300 days a year instead of 60-90 days a year. I became a certified USailing instructor and taught 7-14 years olds the joys of sailing. Unfortunately, now at 70 my body won’t allow me to go out sailing anymore. I still teach, but no longer sail. I started sailing at 6 years old, now, at 70 I look back to a long and very enjoyable life of sailing. Moving to Florida was one of the best thing I have done in my life. I have enjoyed the past 8 years of sailing down here and highly recommend anyone who enjoys the sport come on down.

  2. Heh, funny, in my email the picture was sideways, on the page here I’m quite upright and upstanding.
    It was a great time yesterday, wasn’t it! We already ate most of the strawberries I bought. And that raspberry tart was ah-mazing.

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