The only reasonable conclusion of a walk on the beach.
This lovely and dramatic image is by Julia Noni.
Goodbye, Summer that Never Was; the autumnal equinox is right now.
Summer 2014, day 93. The temptress. (Have you ever noticed that when a hot dog is used in an illustration like this, it is always, always held at just the right angle to subliminally echo some other, uh, imagined element?)
Incidentally, although this looks like a vintage illustration from the early 1960s, it was made much more recently by talented illustrator Glen Orbik, who was born in 1963.
Summer 2014, day 92. Happy 80th birthday, Sophia. [photograph by Alfred Eisenstadt, Italy, 1961]
Holger Wirth (Germany).
Summer 2014, day 91. The picnic.
The point of no return. (I have to wonder how she got there in the first place!)
Summer 2014, day 89. Madeline Castle (1933- ), Playboy’s Miss October 1954. These images were hitting the newsstands exactly 60 years ago. The cost of an issue then: 50¢ ($4.33 in today’s dollars).
Untitled, Iwase Yoshiyuki (岩瀬禎之), circa 1950.
This is what happens when you let engineers get involved in your garden design.
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