Monday, July 22, 2013

Q is for Quahaug

Ah, sumertime!

Choose a word to define this beautiful yet fleetingly short season and be delighted with a treasure trove of images that make you smile.  
For me, summertime means the sea and all things related to and surrounding it,
quahaugs notwithstanding.  Quahaugs, Mercenaria mercenaria, edible marine bivalve hard clams, are found on the Atlantic Coast of North America.  The name derives from the Narragansett Indians' poquauhock who used the shells to make valuable wampum beads for trade.  Of course, the meat of the matter - that fruit of the sea inside - proved to be a luscious bonus...

you gotta slurp!

To live amongst and appreciate the intricacies of it all  - the sights, the sounds, the smells and the tastes -  is to be alive.  
Enjoy your summer!

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