Friday, June 15, 2012


Thursday's weather was a little strange.  As best I could tell the forecast did not include rain, yet all signs pointed in that direction.

(I say "as best I could tell" because I never listen to, watch or read forecasts. So what am I talking about when I say the weather was strange? Why did I assume it was supposed to be sunny?  Did I see it in tea leaves? What made me so certain it wasn't supposed to storm?)

In spite of what I read in the tea leaves what I thought the weather should be, the wind was strong, the tide was unusually high, the temperatures were cool, and the clouds were foreboding.

Sort of like a nor'easter--minus the rain and flooding.

After a 5 1/2 mile jog that began and ended at Salem United Methodist Church, I took a drive down to Aarons Beach.

As I type this Thursday evening, I've just returned from lighting a bonfire in the back yard. The wind is steady and the temperature continues to drop, so I turned off the A/C and opened up the windows. As a result the entire house now reeks of campfire smoke The subtle smell of the fire is in my hair the air. Life is good.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Happy Father's Day.


deborah said...

5 1/2 miles? Wow! You go, girl!!
When is your race?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

...ahh, the subtle smell of bonfire in your hair. Add the smell of a steak (or toasted marshmallows) and men will come running from miles away. They should find a way to put that smell in a shampoo, it would drive men crazy.

Love the drama of ominous clouds. Will they rain? Won't they? Only the shadow knows...


Daryl Edelstein said...

Happy Father's Day to your Dad ... love those photos .. the moody skies are ominous and appealing at the same time ..

Liz Sweet said...

CBW, just wanted to let you know that I view your blog daily and enjoy the pics and your comments. Keep 'em coming. Liz S.

Liz Sweet said...

@Daryl Edelstein, I also enjoy checking out your photos and blog! Have never been to NYC, but hope to some day.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Deborah - It's not until November/Veterans Day, thank goodness. I have to more than double that five and a half miles by then!

Daryl - I'll pass the wishes along. He's been out on the zero-turn lawn mower all morning.

Liz - Thank you so much! (And you do need to get to NYC. Don't know where you are but I took the train from Richmond and it's The Way to travel there. No worries about traffic, tolls, parking, etc.)

As opposed to yesterday, the skies here today are absolutely crystal clear and the weather is breezy and warm. In short, perfect.

Mental P Mama said...

I need to step up my running game...that looks beautiful;)

Anonymous said...

So impressed with 5.5 have no idea. Betsy and I think along the same (food inspired ) lines--I was thinking : bonfire--what,no s'mores ?
which led to my thinking that I wish my hair could smell like chocolate..could Hershey's formulate shampoo that makes hair smell like chocolate? ( Do not copy my idea, Hershey's, without abundant compensation for my brilliance)
Hi Liz Sweet ! Blogging buddy from Blog Cabin ( which this year is in Maine, and has not stolen my heart like the Mathews BC...)
Happy wkend

Maria_NJ said...

I love the idea of a bon fire in your back yard, no such thing here, the fire company and a BIG fine would be there pronto! Getting ready to go out and do some yardsaling and then work...have a wonderful weekend...

hello fellow Blog Cabin girls...Liz and Lil

yes this years home in Maine is nice but not like the VA one, I wouldn't mind winning it though...Dream Big!

have a wonderful weekend CBW!

Country Girl said...

The weather is kinda what today is shaping up to be. Chilly this morning, very cloudy. Very nice photos here.