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La Mer - You Need Your Speakers On For This One

It's hot and humid here in Florida...surprise...surprise...not! There isn't a heck of a lot to say about the weather.  It will be the same from now until November.  The saving grace is that we are surrounded by water. We have the Manatee River a mile from the house, we have the Gulf of Mexico a fifteen minute car ride away and we are almost surrounded by Tampa Bay. 

We drove to the beach today.  Every time I see the emerald water of the Gulf edged by crystal white powder sand, I begin to hum this French song by Francoise Hardy.  The song today reminded me of my Brother In Law and Sister In Law, David and Janet, who will this Friday, finish up six weeks in Saint-Palais-sur-Mer.  They keep a caravan there and go every year.  We have been there several times.  It's wonderful.  Warning:  You will not be able to get this song out of your head for a while...

La mer
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d'argent
La mer
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'ete confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer bergre d'azur

Pres des etangs
Ces grands roseaux mouills
Ces oiseaux blancs
Et ces maisons rouilles

La mer
Les a berces
Le long des golfes clairs
Et d'une chanson d'amour
La mer
A berce mon cœur pour la vie

Reader Comments (2)

St Augustin just as nice as ever

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Switched tv on the other evening and to my surprise it was all about Tampa's desalination plant. Sounds as though you are more than lucky to have so much water around, really fascinating to see all the processes salt water goes through to become clear drinking water or should I say potable. How do you know where your water comes from, ours is supposed to be from aquifers deep in the hills not like so many places with recycled water. As demand for water goes should think Tampa will become more and more wellknown for their farsightedness.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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