I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip
I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip
My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us aloneI get around! – Beach Boys, I Get Around
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. – James A. Garfield
Peanut butter cup tea is inspired by the sweet, rich (and might I add), deeply satisfying delight. Whether as a sweet after a meal, an afternoon snack, or just because, this tasty tea infusion hits the spot. It is a blend of apple, cocoa bits, almonds, chocolate chips, and safflower.
What? No peanuts? That’s right.
As you can see, the colour is a pale yellow, which surprised me a bit. I was expecting a darker colour. The flavour, however, had the toasted nut flavour I was expecting. I would have liked the chocolate to be more prominent (being a natural choc-o-holic), and like chocolate pb cups from the store, I thought it was missing some salt.
Still, with only 5 calories per cup, it’s a guilt-free treat so I can wear my bikini without anyone calling Greenpeace to roll me back in the water…when it’s warm enough to wear a bikini, that is!
Now, if someone would just make an O Henry tea!
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. – Henry James
Sunrise. On the last day of vacation. Really? The last to sleep in. The last morning at the cottage to pad around in my pjs and eat a leisurely breakfast, before packing up to head home.
I’ll be honest. It was hard to roll out of bed. When Big Guy came knocking on my bedroom door, the temptation to just. not. move. was overwhelming.
It was dark.
It was rather cold and I hadn’t packed warm clothes that were warm enough.
But the sight from the dock was breathtaking.
Drink deep in the morning, see what the day will bring. – Skillet, American Noise
Earlier in the week, Big Guy and I headed to the beach to watch the sunset. I’ll share those photos later this month.
Have you ever wondered what the beach looks like at 7 a.m.? I’ll show you on Wednesday!
This life could almost kill ya
When you’re trying to survive
It’s good to be here with ya
And it’s good to be alive
-Skillet, Good to Be Alive
Now go put the kettle on. Take a deep breath. Have a Happy Monday!
I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
– Rosamund Pike
Of course, Rosamund Pike is a blonde, almost 5’9″ actress who could look her best wearing a hazmat suit in the middle of a garbage dump. And sadly, a number of the woman I saw at the beach last week would have looked more attractive in a hazmat suit rather than the skintight shifts and stringy ensembles I saw. Those sparkly and stretchy bikinis would be flattering on Rosamund Pike, but not so much on Roseanne Barr. If I sound judgmental, I probably am, and for good reason. There was a lot of flesh on that beach. Mine included. I had had high hopes for a beach-ready body…in January. But as we all know, the “road to hell is paved with good intentions”. And I didn’t quite make it.
Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually. – Jimi Hendrix
We’re not all itty-bitty; some of us are full-figured gals. Some of us have had kids. Some us have had health concerns, and accidents, and struggles with that extra pound, who kept coming back with friends. Some of us were born with confidence, while others of us were born fabulous but took longer to figure it out. We weren’t created equal (only some of us were born the perfect height! Just kidding)! Who’s to say we aren’t all beach babes with perfect beach bodies?
So…last year I decided that if I’m going to wear a bikini, it has to be now. I bought one and I wore it…once. This year, feeling less confident, I braved the humiliation and bought a new suit. And I wore said suit to the beach…twice. I even hinted to Hubby that he should take my picture (digital cameras make it easier to “erase” the record of “horrors”). Based on his reluctance, I’m guessing he thought it was a trap!
But on our last trip to the beach, I started to wonder if I’d regret not wearing it, just once, to the beach. I mean, I wore it in the canoe, covered fully by shorts and a tee. After all, I had already “lit the beacon for Gondor” with my pasty white skin. Green Peace was not called. No one was blinded. Children were not traumatized. The Earth didn’t cease to spin. And I had already seen some suits of all sorts on, well…on all sorts, so I to braved it. With a skirt wrap. Let’s not be ridiculous!
As for the photo, I’ve decided to keep it. But…
…retain some semblance of dignity)!
We all have hourglass figures; your sand just settles in different places.
– Octavia Spencer
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. Victor Hugo
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