Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It All Started With Fresh Peaches...

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Sundays at the lake....
laid back,
no-rules,
restful.
Often, Sundays are pajama days.

But sometimes, impromptu get togethers happen...

Chloe jumped up, gave a couple of barks and wagged her butt (really. When she's really happy to see someone, her whole butt wags) and from behind the tree came our neighbor, Sam, carrying two big cantaloupes.

"I was out toolin' around with Coach. Found these at Pioneer Beach. They had peaches and corn too."

Peaches. Fresh Peaches. My husband's favorite.

"I may have to check those out," he things aloud.

We eat lunch. He disappears for a bit. When he comes back...

"Coach says those peaches are great. Really juicy. I think I'm going to go and get some. Want to come along?"

What the heck! I grab my purse and off we go.

But first I had to stop and tell a friend I wouldn't be down to her place for awhile.

We find her and others playing ladder golf and lazing around in the shade.

"We're going to buy peaches," we answer their unasked question. "Sam says there are some at Pioneer Beach. Wanna go along?" Kris loves peaches as much as Greg.
"Sure," she says.

"Bring me six," says Robin.

We wait for Kris to grab her purse, when I hear Robin, "Wait! I'm coming too."

The smell of peaches fill the air as we walk into the store. Heaven. And, as they begin to sort through the peaches, the talk about supper begins and it's decided that it's silly for all of to cook separately. And, oh, wouldn't these peaches go great with ice cream and, oh!

Sangria! (Here's the link for the recipe and the blog. While you check out the recipe, you should check the blog too. I love this one!)

And so plans and Sangria and peaches are readied for a night of friendship and fun. We talk, we eat, we watch sunset.

"I think this was my favorite day ever at the lake," Greg tells me as we get ready for bed.

Sundays at the lake....
laid back,
no-rules,
restful.
Time for friends


10 comments:

  1. You have truly captured the essence of summer...laid back, no-rules, restful and...fresh peaches!

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  2. What a lovely post...I can almost smell the peaches!

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    1. I wish I could capture that smell with words...My car smelled soooooo good on the way home

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  3. Oh how right you are Deb! Nothing better than spending time with friends and enjoying the beauty of the day!

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  4. Thanks for letting me live vicariously. Your descriptions of summer at the lake make me breath deeply and relax. Lovely!

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  5. Summer, friends, lake view. What more could one ask? Oh yes, peaches! It is fun relaxing and recharging, isn't it.

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  6. I'm always so jealous of your lake posts! So delightful! Just looking at your picture puts me at ease. And now you've made me hungry for my favorite summertime treat -- fresh peaches, sliced, with sugar dumped all over them, left to juice up in the fridge... made by my mom. Mmmmmmmmm...

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  7. That sunset is the color of peaches.

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  8. I. Want. A. Sip. Ah, peach sangria. Cool breeze. Friends. Chatting. Laughter.

    Sounds absolutely perfect. Hope there are a few more favorite days like this to come.

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  9. love this post! Life at its finest essence. Thank you for sharing this special day.

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