Sky Blue. And Silver. And Sea Green and Gold.

Those were my first favorite Crayola colors from the 64-crayon box. I went on to the rainbow colors a little later. My cousin Sally is an artist and she’s a little bit older than me and I will never forget when I was a little kid and she showed me how to use crayons to do a color wheel. And how to use the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, complimentaries, etc. etc. etc. Not sure if you read this, Sally, but love you!

This weekend, I returned to Sky Blue, Sea Green, Gold and Silver. Those are the colors of the beach. I think it is fall now. The season, I mean. I honestly think it happened this weekend. When I got to Fin Family Moominbeach, you could still almost say it was summer. I swear that trees changed colors in the three days we were up there.

It was the most beautiful weekend ever. We cleaned and organized and schlepped stuff to Grandma’s Other House, the Real House, Where She Lives Some of the Days. We ate lunch at Clyde’s and Penny’s Kitchen. We (The GG) painted the deck and shut off the water and I dunno what all the GG did. It was definitely more than me. I mostly schlepped stuff around. In and out of various vee-hickle trunks. Boats and chairs and clotheslines and paddles.

The Commander is now ensconced in her Siberian Command Center. We left around noon. I hate long goodbyes. I said, “Well, you will want to putter around and put things away. And you have lunch dates for at least tomorrow and Tuesday. [And Tuesday’s lunch is a big fancy do at the hotel, no less.] And there are lectures at the college almost every night this week. Political crap and I dunno what else.” How many octo-women do *you* know who manage two homes. At 87, The Commander can still do it.

I am here on the Planet missing my beach. Blazing sunshine. Rain and thunder. Lake freighters. Fire-fighting planes shooting landings at the Canadian airport. I will be back. The north shall rise again! Three cheers for the red, white, and sand. And the maple leaf across the river. Click here or on the pic for really, really random pics from the weekend.

Love you all so much,
Kayak Woman

P. S. Yes, we accidentally left a glass at Chez Porter North last night. See you guys on the Planet!

5 Responses to “Sky Blue. And Silver. And Sea Green and Gold.”

  1. Marquis Says:

    Goodbye Summer

  2. Dog Mom Says:

    *sniff* and I only got to have a few short days on The Beach this summer – just not enough time. Ever.

    If y’all had gone up *next* weekend, I could’ve made it to help schlepp, even, and learned about turning off water and lucky-schucky, etc.

  3. l4827 Says:

    Hurray for the red and. . . Sounds like a great drinking song! Too bad we don’t have a glass to drink out of. . . Oh wait, yeas we do! (Green stripes and all–and sand and maple leaf, de da, dee da). Now its time to refill the glass again… 🙂

  4. Jay Says:

    Thanks for the pictures – Looks like the weather was great, especially for suall.
    We turned to fall too this weekend – rain again, probably for the next several months.

  5. Pooh Says:

    I think I heard something on the weather last night about snow in Manitoba and certain parts of the Upper Peninsula! Glad it wasn’t where you were schlepping.