Sunday, May 4, 2014

Everything Was Rosy

Friday night, I glanced out the window and saw our world through rose-colored glasses. I was lucky enough to snap the below photo before the color dimmed. (Click any image for the bigger picture.)

LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT SUNSET FRIDAY.  EVERYTHING WAS ROSY.

Friday was a day filled with little wonders. We've lived here on the Mediterranean Sea for more than 14 months. In that time, San Geraldo had not once set foot on the beach. He'd thought about it. He'd talked about it. But he'd never done it. Until Friday.

THE VIEW OUTSIDE THE LIVING ROOM SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
POOR SAN GERALDO.  SUCH A LONG WALK TO THE SAND!

I was thinking of going for a walk on the beach and San Geraldo volunteered to go with me. When we got downstairs, Elena and her daughter Paula (11) were sitting at the café next door having ice cream. Elena, seeing San Geraldo in trunks (aka, a bathing suit) and carrying a beach towel under his arm, called out in shock, "I don't believe it!" We stopped for a visit, but I said we really had to go before he changed his mind. I wasn't kidding. We crossed the street. San Geraldo took off his sandals and his T-shirt. He put his bare feet in the sand. We walked down to the water. We walked in the water. San Geraldo looked for sea glass. And then he even went for a swim! After about 45 minutes, he had had enough. But he told me he liked it!


SAN GERALDO AFTER HIS SWIM FRIDAY.
SATURDAY FROM THE TERRACE.
SATURDAY ON THE BEACH AGAIN — SANS SAN GERALDO THIS TIME.
VIKINGS!!!  STROKE!  STROKE!  STROKE!

31 comments:

  1. So where's the full-body shot of S.G. then? - and not forgetting one of your own?.

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    1. Raybeard:
      Your eyes! Your eyes! Not really. Just shy (about certain things).

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  2. Mitchell, I am jealous of that kind of weather. Just summer.

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    1. Gosia:
      We've been spoiled. Southern California for many years and now this.

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  3. I love to swim and belong to a Natatorium, but oh, it would be wonderful to live so near a real beach!

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    1. Kristi:
      I love everything about the beach. And waking (or falling asleep) to the sound of the surf... Amazing.

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    1. Bob:
      And he's still so proud of himself. I probably should have given him a sticker.

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  5. I love beach walking, such a relaxing time. So happy for you that he finally accompanied you!

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Maybe this won't be the last time as well as the first!

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  6. What a glorious view from your terrace! I would be in heave living so close to a beautiful beach.

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    1. Carole:
      Some days, I just get lost in the view and don't even realize time has passed.

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  7. Your rosy attitude will make for you either a long life or a marvelous one, or both.

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    1. Spo:
      Too bad my rosy attitude comes and goes so quickly. Well, at least it's rosy some times1

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  8. Mitchell, do you ever have to pinch yourself, or San Geraldo, when you see a view like your first beautiful photo here? Stunning!
    I can see that San Geraldo is a very methodical man.....just waiting for the best time that suits him. Oh to be able to swim in warm ocean water!!

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    1. Jim:
      I DO have to pinch San Geraldo to make sure I'm not dreaming. (If I pinch myself, it hurts... me.) I wouldn't call the water here warm, even in summer. But, compared to what you're used to, it's like bath water!

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  9. Well if it makes you feel any better Emperor Augustus, the nephew of Julius C. felt the same way as San Geraldo about beaches. So it's progress.

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    1. Judy:
      I just hope it's not another 14 months until next time.

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  11. Good for San Geraldo. I'm glad he's finally enjoying the beach.

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    1. Stephen:
      Jeez! He goes to the beach once and look at all the praise he gets. I go to the beach several days a week and no one gives me kudos.

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  12. I like this music so much, reminds me of the Papermoon album from the movie which I played over and over and over. Now, I can't find it anywhere so I just try and remember!
    Please tell Jerry the 1st rung on the ladder is ALWAYS the most difficult. We all have our obstacles that just tie us down and won't let us proceed. So proud and tell him I do understand.
    Cheers!
    Ron

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    1. Ron:
      I was thrilled to find this original version of the song. So much better (to my ears) than Frank Sinatra's rendition 25 years later.

      I wonder how long San Geraldo is going to hang around the first rung.

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    2. Tell him the view gets better figuratively as you advance up the rung!!

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  13. Must be warmer there than I thought. Seems like yesterday when there was cold cyclonic winds.

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    1. Andrew:
      It's currently 23C, but it's been over 30. But the winds don't have to be cold for San Geraldo to call them "cyclonic."

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  14. It seems like somebody living seaside would go swimming a lot! Not that I would, but others would.

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      I'm at the beach a lot and in the water a lot, but I don't swim much, unfortunately.

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  15. Your world is so beautiful Mitch. That moment before dusk is the blue hour, looks more like the pink hour in your first shot, beautiful!
    Di
    xoxo

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    1. Di:
      I had never known the term "blue hour" before. Thanks! That evening it was more like the pink minute.

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