Summer is the Annual Permission Slip…

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.   Regina Brett

The view from Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island, WA

For the second summer in a row our traditionally beautiful August has been smothered with smoke from wildfires burning across the western United States and Canada.  After weeks of air quality alerts and directions to remain indoors with closed windows the noxious smoke is starting to dissipate leaving me longing for missed hiking opportunities and lazy summer days at the beach filled with sunshine and a good book.

Whenever there was a break in the smoke we literally ran for the hills so I do have a few new mountain photos to share, stay tuned, but I had to dip into the archives for a pretty summer day at the beach…

 

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9 thoughts on “Summer is the Annual Permission Slip…

  1. What a shame to hear that you’re literally “blanketed” in the smoke! We have our own conditions, but we don’t get anything from the horrible Canadian fires. In truth, however, i’ve read that west coast fires have contributed to particulates being monitored all the way to the east coast. We’re all probably affected more than we know. I am always a little sorry when summer comes to an end. Our climate doesn’t shift so dramatically, but our responsibilities do! Lovely photo, Lisa. I’ll wish you a happy, smoke-free autumn! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for your comments and visit today, Debra! The smoke has been awful this year and our “blanket” came from as far away as Siberia! We are indeed more connected (and affected) than we know. Fall should be lovely here and I hope yours is as well. 🙂

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