Summer! 

Finally! Hot weather! 

Well, here in Trinidad and Tobago, it’s hot … reellll hot, as they would say. 

We had an unexpected and unplanned trip … Tin was asked to come down and try out for the national soccer u-17 team, so here we are. So far, it’s been a lot of hard work and practice in the heat and humidity, but he’s holding up. 


They had a break from the training over the weekend, so of course, that means … beach! 



And of course … a little game of beach soccer! Can’t get away from it 😏


And where was I? Under the umbrella of course … yarning! 😁

Oh yes … time to relax … 


Have a good summer, everyone! 

‪World Environment week … Save Our Oceans .. I Live By the Sea

More on the #SaveOurOceans exhibition.

A youth photography contest to show where they live, by the sea.   And they have some great photos there, better than what I could have taken.

Like this – my favourite … ‘Perpetual Pleading’ … and the Baltic Sea one …

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LoL … yes, Hubby did always say that crabs were aliens.  I should show this to him …

 

Sad to see the effects of pollution on the waters and oceans …

I shall be more mindful of cleaning up after myself when at the beach.

 

‪World Environment Week … Art to Save the Seas ‬

It’s ‪World Environment Week , with a Save Our Oceans theme.

There are several exhibitions going on, but I haven’t seen all of them.  Here’s just a few that I saw, on my hurried way to work.  And what a way to get our attention!

Here’s Nora the Salmon 🙂

I was drawn to her, out of the three sculptures.  Something about her rising above the pollution … or maybe all those shiny parts on her body.

 

 

I liked Stella the Seahorse as well.  Didn’t find her as dramatic as Nora the Salmon, though.

 

 

And Grace the Humpback Whale … well, I guess the tail is really the most recognizable part, isn’t it?

 

If our children, and children’s children, and their children are to enjoy Mother Nature’s gifts to us, we really do need to start cleaning up now.

We don’t think much of it, but those plastic bags and lines, garbage and trash, other objects foreign to the seas are destroying the planet.

I can’t think of a time where our children or grandchildren will not be able to enjoy running on a sandy beach in the warm sunshine.

Can you?

 

#SaveOurOceans

 

May Flowers

And we’re in the month of May …

We’re so looking forward to the spring weather, but it only shows up every once in a while.  A day of sunshine and warmth, and then a 20-30 degree drop in temperature overnight and into the next day or two or three …

I was looking forward to the flowering of the dogwood tree in the garden.  And yes, the flowers are the same, and look the same year after year, but I think that maybe there may be a bunch that’s different from the last year that I can take photos of …

And I thought that I would have a couple of hours in the afternoon during the weekend to spend some time with it, but an overnight frost blew in during the week, and now they’re starting to wilt …

They haven’t even had the chance to fully bloom and change to a deeper pink hue 😦

*sigh* What to do?

I took pictures, of course!

How’s your spring coming along?

 

 

‘Late Nights’ Done

I’m done with the late night doodles …

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I wanted to do a bit more with the middle part, but no ideas were coming to mind.  So apart from a little more shading here and there,  I’ll call this done !

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I’m getting closer to what I think of as a mandala.  Maybe the next one …

Oh, and Happy May 1st!

New Runnings

New experiences … outdoor track meets.

Tin participated in the winter indoor track, to keep in shape since his soccer team wasn’t playing much last year.  Turned out that many of the athletes were also filling in the time by running.

Well, it turned out that Tin liked running.  He was fast, and could hold his own.  And of course, there was the challenge of catching that other runner ahead of him.

Our first outdoor meet turned out nice, weather-wise.  A little breezy, but the sun was out, and it was warm.

High-tech running shoes … See that dial on the sides?  That’s to tighten the wire-thin ‘laces’.  They looked more like strips of nylon thread.  Dial right to tighten the laces; pull it out to ‘undo’ the laces.  High-tech indeed.

The next day, he had a soccer game.  Again, warm weather.  Dare we hope that spring is really staying?

And of course, after the game, the boys were hungry.  And while walking on the sidewalk, they came upon a vendor selling icees and fresh mango – so they got two bags of pickled mango.

Yes … spring and summer are here …