hearing: construction vehicles and blasting whistles as they fix the streets around me; people yelling, splashing, playing in a pool next door; this morning: the various conversations of the patrons at the sunrise cafe in freeport, now: sadie moving, stretching, trying to stay cool.
smelling: exhaust from dump trucks; a hot, not quiet musty, attic smell; this morning: hot coffee, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs cooking.
tasting: this morning: perfect blueberry pancakes, crisp bacon, refreshing homemade iced tea
my mother has this old cigar box filled with these crazy stamps! most of them have been cancelled, but some are still in excellent condition. the collection was started by my great grandfather, who was a dentist in brockton, massachusetts. through the years, my grandmother and my mother have added to this collection. many of them date back to the 1950's but some are older, some are still attached to envelopes bearing the names of relatives (mostly my greatgrandfather) and came from all over the world! some of them were purchased as sets (like these from monaco, hungary and even portugal).
so what will these new inspirations bring? i'm thinking of copying them and turning them into jewelry - earrings, bracelets, etc. they are just so funky! we shall see!
anyhoo, as this is my day off and it's already after 3:00, i think it's time to go find a body of water to jump in and get out of this heat that was supposed to be all day thunder and rain storms...hmmm, i see puffy white clouds, i see bright sun, i feel hot...good to know meteorologists are wrong!
have a wonderful weekend everyone, i am bar-b-que bound tomorrow!