Surfing the Pacific Ocean

two surfers

Trunking It

Most of the surfers are "trunking it" and not wearing their wetsuits because the water temperature has reached 70 degrees.  I found a few guys taking turns to catch some waves. How about you? Have you gone into the water this summer?

surfer catching wave

Manners on the Waves

Observing their kindness reminded me of a song I have taught my grandson, Pleasingly Patient. Little ones learn the art of patience with this cute counting song. Teach youngsters to sing the tune in a soothing voice as a way to help them manage their wait time. (sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?")

I am patient.
I am patient.
Watch me wait.
Watch me wait.
One, two, three, four, five,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
I can wait.
I am great!

paddeling out

Gentle Paddle on Sluggish Water

This guy who is paddling out in his spring suit, well sometimes it takes awhile to reach the wave sets. It depends on how big the swell is and how the bottom is conformed.


waiting to catch the wave

 The Perfect Wave

Waiting for the swell and to see the wave coming, takes a lot of practice. Are you patient and can you wait?

two surfers


All in all, it was a great day surfing some pretty nice waves in the Pacific Ocean. Is the surf up where you are?



                 Unique flowers around the San Diego Safari Park.

 Photos For

Blue Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday
Mandarin Orange Monday

Book Sharing

An adorable board book for $6.99 that my grandchildren absolutely love.
Secret Seahorse (Hide-And-Seek Books (Barefoot Books))


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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Flowers on Saturday: Birds

bird of paradise

"To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life, - this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do." -- Charles Dudley Warner
birds of paradise group

Along the path, I discovered a grouping of the Bird of Paradise. They seem to be everywhere in SoCal. The first photo was taken from my yard and then this one is near my neighbor's fence.

Farther down the road you see folks lining their easement with them because of their easy care. Do you have Birds of Paradise near you?

For us, school will be starting soon. Are you ready? I am teaching one of my grandsons how to tell time. He is only 4 but I want him to be well prepared for Kindergarten next year. When I teach piano, I have my computer set with a programmed voice to say the time aloud. It helps me stay on track with lessons. Here' s a great resource you might be interested in, Online Stopwatch. And if you have a Lakeshore Learning Center near you, I'm using this to help the grandchildren tell time.

learning clock

children and watches

I think it's so important to spend quality time with your children, don't you? I decided to keep this blog up and running, trying to post now and then. I've been doing lots of writing lately and sending my manuscript to various publishers. The journey is always exciting. Thanks so much for following along. I'll keep you posted if there's any news. These things take time, you know.

A wonderful children's book we enjoy around our house is,

If You Take a Mouse to School

Driving My Tractor PB w CDEX (A Barefoot Singalong)

Being a farmer's wife and living in an avocado grove, I just love the music and illustrations of Barefoot Books, Driving My Tractor!

I am participating in some of the following memes today:


“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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