Where oh where is summer? Isn’t it time yet? What did that groundhog say anyway? Yes, I am complaining. This is California; it’s supposed to be sunny and warm. I know that so many other states are still under some snow. That’s why I don’t live there. I went to Arizona for six years because I loved the heat and after a few years it actually became unbearable. But today, with cold hands and feet, I am thinking about summer or at least some warmer weather. For today because in a few months, I might be thinking about the cooler weather.
Earlier today, I suggested we go to the beach this weekend, not to swim but to dress warm and check out the tide pools. Or walk, anything, just get out of the house and do some outdoor stuff in the sun. It’s time.
The beach reminds me of something I wrote a few years ago, I call it, Coconut Beach. Although it’s not really the beach, it might warm you up.
The scent of coconuts drifting on the air,
Like a warm summer evening on a sandy beach.
Warm water rushing down, guiding the scented soap bubbles
Gently over curves to accumulate
at my feet before slipping quickly away.
My eyes are closed and I am relaxed
While I luxuriate in all the different
mental and physical sensations.
Like a movie reel, my mind
Spins out my fantasy
My heartbeat quickens
As I tilt my head
To better accommodate his lips on my neck
And his hands on my warm wet body.
I can barely stand, my legs are so weak.
I need to lean against the cool tiles.
I am afraid to open my eyes
Because I know my fantasy will be dashed
gently toweling the glistening
scented droplets from my eager body.
Once again I close my eyes
And I am back to that warm sandy beach.
Terri Underwood has always written women’s fiction because she finds it so much fun. Love, sex and relationships all have their ups and downs but without the downs, there would be no ups. She likes to look for the good moments in life and she learned that from her huge loving family who get together often for some of the most hilarious times. Terri is a professional who enjoys hiking, fishing and even camping. She’s a California girl who lived in Arizona for six years before running back to California. She didn’t come away empty-handed though, she learned to look at the sky in Arizona. The billions and billions of stars against a deep black sky, the clouds, beautiful sunsets and thunderstorms, isn’t that what romance is all about?