Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

The Surfers’ Code – Manly Beach, Sydney

(The poem below is a re-post)

Suburban Summer

electric light show

rumbling closer,

scented star jasmine

mingling fragrance of rain,

thrum of cicadas

blending languid laughter,

glasses at the hills hoist

toasting vintage summer


See the Daily Post for more entries to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

39 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

  1. Great choice of words, BB, and so full of memories. June and I used to take the kids surfing in Cornwall, and our son is now a surfing instructor and lifeguard, living his dream by a surf beach. (www.liveontheedge.co.uk)

    • Oh, yes – there’s such a thing as surf rage here, so I think it’s an attempt to mitigate this to some degree.I don’t surf, but occasionally take my boogie board out in summer. I go really early as I’m no expert and have been yelled at before to “go left, go left!” because I was heading right along a wave – it gets a bit hectic out there, haha.

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    • Thanks, Benedicte. There’s so much to enjoy about summer – the smells, the sounds and, of course, the warmth. I’d be happy to hibernate for winter πŸ˜€

    • Thanks, Gabe. I read the rules but it doesn’t help – am still out of control on my boogie board on those rare occasions that I venture out, haha. Just as well there are separate areas πŸ˜‰ but it still gets pretty hectic out there in soft-board territory.

  3. I like the glasses at the Hill’s hoist. Your photo would make a great poster. I can see it selling well to tourists and surfers alike. Love the colours, love the vibe of it!

      • Wouldn’t that be great. I actually have an ‘invisible clothesline’ πŸ˜‰ – it hangs on the wall of my laundry and you can shut it to look like a whiteboard – I never do shut it – haha – I dry all my clothes inside.

        • I don’t have space for an invisible line in mine – it’s a shoebox πŸ™‚ Most laundries are badly designed – too small. And most bathrooms are too big -wasted space. I would love a huge laundry with drying racks and a space to leave the ironing board up permanently.

          • A big laundry is good, but my invisible line is only 1 square metre (with two racks, one above each other). I have hardly used an iron in years, but I would if I had one standing up all the time – I tend to buy clothes that don’t crease (though my eyesight is getting so bad they probably are creased and I just can’t see it – haha).

  4. I can smell the jasmine as I read your poem. Your poems are so vivid. Hyperlinking words in your poems to more info- is that new? (Haven’t been around for a while.)

    • Thanks, Zoe. The hyperlinking facility has always been available as far as I know. You should be able to create links using the link icon on the post editor’s toolbar.

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