Sunday, June 06, 2010

{Summa Time and the Livin' is Easy}

It's officially summer in Arizona. The forecast calls for triple digits all week,
starting last Thursday.

The mercury in the thermostat has risen that high a day here, and maybe a day
there, so far. But this is our first long stretch of days in the 100s this year. If this
June is anything like last June, they're here to stay until like September or so.

Today, I'm thankful for flip flops, tank tops, our pool, air conditioning, recipes that don't
require the oven, water, iced tea, cold coffee, early mornings, and beautiful evening sunsets!

Before you go out and enjoy the summer sun in all it's warm and browning glory, you
might want to check out this article on a common ingredient found in sunscreen that
may speed up cancer development. It's scary that three out of the eight sunscreens
on their "list of shame" are for babies.


And on a totally different note, you might be into doing this month's photo hunt challenge
if you're interested in spending some time with your camera and you want to challenge
yourself to be more in tune with your surroundings. Click here for details and to sign up.


Lindsay Teague Moreno | 5ive Photo said...

um, is David naked in that picture? hahaha. naughty!

Samara Link said...

He sure is! Good eye, Linds. That's his bare bum, but his arm is in front of his bits. :) We almost always swim naked. That's the thing about having your own pool and no two story homes next door!!

SplendidlyImperfect said...

Sweet. Now I can say I've seen your husband nekkid.

I heard about the ingredient (and was shocked that the nutters/conspiracy theorists who have been saying sunscreen causes cancer may have been right after all) but hadn't seen this particular article with the list of sunscreens. Thankfully, we use California Baby products and they seem to be okay. I'll definitely be referring to this list when we go to buy sunscreen for ourselves Thanks for posting!

Diane and Joe Baldo said...

Hey, is that a NAKED man in your pool??????????????/ yeehaw

Killara girl said...

wow that is hot...i've lived in hot places, but it's not consistently that high...we didn't have ac either. you're lucky to have a pool, you would need it being landlock...i don't think i could live without beaches.

beautiful sunset....the pic of you hubby in the pool wouldn't load on my screen ;)