Thursday, April 29, 2010

blow out


In Laguna Beach the weather always calls for some version of nice. Sun. Sun with a few puffs of clouds. Sun with a breeze. It is no wonder these long time residents are always in such a good mood. Those of us who hail from New York, as I may have mentioned before, are a bit cynical of sunny niceties. We need a good storm, or someone with an attitude, to show that the world is right.

Since last night it has been windy, the kind of wind that blows your lawn paraphernalia into a neighbor's yard. The ocean is wild with passion. There is not a surfer in sight. This reminds me of the weather in East Hampton when a hurricane approaches. It is exciting. People are preparing for the hysteria to come. Wind chimes rattle and then fall to the ground. I can hear our chunky buoys clank about, this is a first for me.

30 comments:

FrenchBlue said...

my darling friend!
Love this post and image!
I am so busy and have been absent blogging for a couple of weeks! I am going to do an intro on The Four Tides as soon as I find my ground again... girl scouts honor:)
Love you and miss you lotz!
xx

Craftify It! said...

Just found your blog...I'll be back often!

à la parisienne said...

Jacqueline,

Reading your editor's notes for the past couple of years in Romantic Homes, I feel as though I already know you (a little anyway). I am glad to have made your aquaintance via blogland and plan to frequent Four Tides as an encourager and friend.

Oh, and you must feel so lucky to have Janet as a friend. She is truly an inspiration and sincere friend.

Mandy

Karyn said...

I have just come across to your blog from your' forever friend' at French Blue. Love it , I am now a follower, love seeing what other people are doing around the world. Come over & see me at Hope Island Home & Living (Australia). I am currently renovating our house (things have slowed down at the moment & my camera was sent of to be repaired 3 weeks ago , so my blog has gone in a different direction at the moment)
Karyn x

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Hi Jacqueline! Congrats on your new blog! It looks lovely! And how sweet of you to include me as a link. Thanks so much. I am putting your blog on mine right now!

koralee said...

Oh what a lovely blog and I so adore your words today...you are so right..we all need a good storm now and again..keeps us on our toes. Came over from sweet French Blue.....so glad I did. Off to visit some of your past posts and see what I have been missing out on. Hugs for a wonderful week ahead...stay safe in your storm. ..just think what treasures it will blow up on your beach...ooooooh...xo

Draffin Bears said...

Was lovely to discover your beautiful blog.
Beautiful image and post.
I look forward to coming back again to visit.
Happy week

Hugs
Carolyn

M.A.the2nd said...

Jacqueline.. hello I have just found your blog via the lovely French Blue. I am following and absolutely love what you have done so far. Congratulations and enjoy!
Best wishes
Frances
ps come by and visit anytime and I love your header as well!

M.A.the2nd said...

pps I love storms and windy weather as well and especially at the beach. We get a fair amount here with summer storms on the east coast of Australia!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I wonder how the storm went, no damage I hope!

I'm over from Janet's, such a gem of a girl, to say hi and a big welcome!

xxx DJ

Melissa Rakowski said...

Hi found your blog from French Blue!! I love Romantic Homes Magazine. How fortunate to have such a great job!

Please stop by my blog to read about our house that we have renovated. I started posting the before and afters. We have a French Normandy home that was built by the engineer of the Empire State building as his summer home.

http://colorandlightatelier.blogspot.com/

Jacqueline said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I'm another one to have found you from Janets blog.
We had a most wonderful holiday at Laguna Beach. I remember the galleries and art and eating in a restaurant called 'The White House'.
Enjoy blogging,
From one Jacqueline to another !!!! XXXX

Jonny said...

Hi Jacgueline, Nice to meet you, looking forward to following your new venture in your new home.I am from the North and when I visited Georgia for my honeymoon I couldnt believe the change everyone was so polite and nice -I too thought it must be the beautiful weather. Gosh I couldnt imagine a laid back life-without being uptite and stressed about something, sounds wonderful.Have a beautiful day!!!Sincerely, Jonny (Salone Di Petros)

Sea Witch said...

Just discovered your lovely blog with its breezy words and lovely pictures. I will be following your journey daily. SEa Witch

schererart said...

You describe the area/people/ocean in such a way that I want to move there...or at least visit!

Mélanie A. said...

I'm coming from " French Blue "I've alredy stopped by your blog and I love its atmosphere !

The Shiny Pebble said...

Just got here from the French Blue. Lived most of my life by the sea... in several countries and many States. Every place has its sounds and its tides. I think I will enjoy it here. :)

Sue said...

What a beautiful blog Jacqueline! Like others, I stumbled across it as well. Loretta, Full Bloom Cottage, had told me about it. I will definately be back, love it.
Take care,
Sue
Country Roads

Mary Ann said...

arrived here through french blue and can't wait to go pass that door and find your lovely blog...i will surely enjoy every visit here and get a glimpse of the laguna beach experience...congratulations! verbena cottage

Mary Ann said...

btw,i was looking at an issue of your magazine a week ago and thought of subscribing it but never made a move. i will now be getting your magazine and be a subscriber...thank you! verbena cottage

Auntie Cake said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! French Blue sent me over, and my, did she have wonderful things to say about you!

I love your description of you little part of the world. We are getting wind storms here in MN, but on Saturday we are also supposed to be getting some snow! I would much rather be listening to your buoys clanging about than thinking about living in a state that has snow in May!
Kate

paperbird said...

Wow- so beautifully written. We visit California several times during the summer months, Laguna beach is a favorite, such a pretty place. So happy to have found your beautiful blog. Your sweet friend French Blue loves you :)

Sanity Fair said...

Agree! I love approaching storms - it's the same wherever you are. In the deep South (no coastline - and no horizon line to predict darkening weather) the first storm sensation is usually smell: earthy, damp smell, as if the rain has already begun. I love watching storms come up in the foothills of Appalachia - wind funnels through mountain passes and into the planted valleys, whipping wheat and corn into green waves. But I doubt the farmers are appreciative!
-Sanity Fair

Lara Harris said...

Love your photos!

Kathysue said...

Hi I am new to your blog, French Blue sent me over to meet you. So glad that she did. I love your blog and I am going to enjoy perusing. I am in Northern Calif and visit the beaches at Carmel and Monterey. I sometimes like when the Ocean is showing its Power!! Love your description, Kathysue

Noel Solomon said...

My oh my! :-))) Look at all your new friends over here?! I'm so happy your here and love it every time I visit.

Enjoy this beautiful warm weekend!

hugs Noel

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Hello and nice to meet you. Your description is wonderful and makes me feel I am right there hearing the buoys clang.
congrats on your wonderful blog...

Karen

cityfarmer said...

... such a treat finding you on a rainy chicago morning ... this is like adding cream to my coffee..

I have a feeling we might have to be friends ~

Carriage House Antiques said...

so happy to find your blog today :)
Natalie

Jennifer said...

I could never live in California, or anywhere where it is cheerful all the time...growing up on the east coast, living within a stone's throw of the Atlantic, I need stormy blue water, rain, and grey skys. All that sunshine on the west coast would depress the hell out of me.