I have been fortunate to have been able to spend the past few weeks on Sanibel Island. While the island is always, gorgeous, at least for me, summer is the most magical of seasons. The crowds are gone. The air, ocean and humidity are all the same number, a soft 90. Every thing grows! Mangoes and sea grapes and palm trees. In the late afternoon, a storm will roll by. A different beauty. Grey beauty. The trees sway. The thunder roars and the lightning is vertical. And then usually, it is over and the sun is right back for another hour. Last night, however, it was different. It rained all night long, soft, steady and peaceful rain. And this morning when i walked I had a special treat. I was serenaded by frogs!
Every little swampy puddle was filled with them. The sound was fantastic! And then, the most incredible sight of all…cat fish had crawled out from a pond, were on the gravel and crawling right back in! Fish out of water but fish who very much appeared to know what they were doing.
Summer on Sanibel is extra-amazing but then summer all over is pretty darn amazing. So, naturally, I think about the vintage posters and how the poster artists were able to capture the happy season. A time most definitely to Relax says Rene Gruau! And a fine place to do so would be Allegmagne particularly with the bargain reduction of 60% says Hohlwein. But then there is always Juan les Pins Antibes, a bit crowded but extremely appealing! Make sure to stay refreshed with Coca Cola or perhaps with Perrier but whatever you do, enjoy your summer!