Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Savoring Summer

Just when I was getting out my gloves and cozy scarves, we had the hottest weekend all summer. It was as if summer said "just kidding" after pulling a three month cold summer prank. California experienced a heat wave that made me sad about the " lost summer" that just came to a close. It was boiling hot, well over 100 degrees in some parts of the state, so we packed up and headed to the beach. Here are a few summer favorites that I am so thankful I got one last shot at experiencing before I welcome autumn with open arms.

clear skies

sand drawings and castles

fresh summer foods

late sunny nights


  1. It finally cooled off here today - so crazy how hot its gotten there!

  2. Fall has suddenly hit us full-force in northern Indiana, but I'm finding it hard to let go of tons of ice cream and fresh fruit!
    xo Josie

  3. I know, Marcie.. it's been so hot today, it's crazy!

    Glad you were able to enjoy the beach, here in L.A., it was wise to just stay at home with the AC on!

    ***** Marie *****

  4. It sure has been a crazy couple days with the weather! It feels like the middle of summer! And I was all ready for sweaters!

  5. Marcie, thanks for stopping by my blog...lovely to meet you! I am sure you are enjoying your Indian summer but I can appreciate your thoughts about being ready for a change:)

    Just read your previous post...there is something about a globe that adds a special warmth to a room and you said it so well, for you it about the memories.

    My son (10) and I like to play a game with our World Atlas, we randomly open a page and plan a trip...all the details are there. It is a fun way to learn about the world!

    Best wishes...

    Jeanne :)

  6. Oh, gorgeous! You guys really deserve some warm weather, though! This looks so lovely, glad you enjoyed your weekend! XX!

  7. Oh my goodness! I heard it was 113 degrees in LA yesterday! I'm glad you got to enjoy some time at the beach! It must've been wonderful to go into the water!

  8. I can't believe how hot it's been there. You guys certainly waited long enough and then it just hit you hard, didn't it? Love these photos and I'm so glad you had a wonderful summery weekend :)


  9. Those photos look so fun...We are having autumn here already (its cold..hahah) ...Kisses,sweetie and enjoy the last warm days:)

  10. This looks like a perfect day!! It was so insanely hot here yesterday Marcie, but I actually liked it. I think it was temporary insanity from the heat. It's about 90 degrees or so right now, but the marine layer burned off so it could get crazy!

    We just can't seem to find a balance in our state (the budget OR the weather!).


  11. jealous! Its rainning here in Maine :( Enjoy it while it lasts!


  12. I know, isn't this weather crazy?? I can't get over it! But I've been happy with the few days of summer and enjoying wearing all the summer clothes I never had a chance to wear. Looks like you had a great weekend at the beach! I love the picture of the corn, that looks so fresh and delicious.


  13. Fall is the new Summer!!! :) LA was crazy yesterday! 113 is just ridiculous! Looks like you had a lovely day at the beach though.

    Bren @ Chasing Beauty

  14. yummm i want to be there!!!
    and man that corn looks good :)
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx

  15. Gotta love summer fruits. Nothing better than sitting on a beach, swimming and eating water melon!

  16. this happened in oklahoma/oklahoma as well! it was 30 degrees cooler this weekend! I'm ready for sweaters :)

  17. We were able to escape to the beach too. Thank goodness! Lovely photos!

  18. yeah, no kidding. its been unbearably hot here!!!! almost too hot to lay out in the sun, in my opinion. i wish i could have gotten a chance to run down and go in the water though! your photos made me miss summer time so much, too bad its pretty much october now!

    as always, thanks for the comment! we'll be back to visit you soon.

    xo, camilla & valerie

  19. summer just left right out from under me this year, it's so sad. usually i'm ready for fall but not now for some reason :(

  20. The same thing happened here, but it's cooled off a lot this week. Yay!

  21. Not happy about the cooler air. It's been cold here for weeks and it doesn't seem to get a slight bit warmer. A mild October would be nice, with sunshine of course! ;)