A Warm Summer Night in Baylands

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands

Summer is a lovely season. It's the time of year to have an early dinner al fresco, and then head outdoors with the family for an evening stroll. 

As part of the San Francisco Bay Area's Bay Trail that provides cycling and pedestrian trails all around the bay, Baylands Nature Preserve is one of our favorite places. It's one of the largest undisturbed marshlands around, a perfect place for walking, running, cycling, birdwatching, and there's even a nice spot for fishing.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Fishing with Kids

Come join us for a walk! Bring a scarf for the evening breeze.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Join Us

A silk scarf is the ultimate Travel Chic accessory. There are numerous ways to wear a silk scarf, from the most elegant style component (think Jackie Onassis) to the most prosaic survival sand mask in the desert (think Lawrence of Arabia). Silk is an amazing fiber, I can go on forever about it. If you're looking for the most enduring type of silk in terms of style and utility, go for silk twill. The most versatile shape? Always the carré (square).

Throw on just any old tank top and denim shorts, twist the scarf into a long strip and simply tie a knot around the neck, and you're ready for an evening walk. Wearing a silk scarf around the neck is a great way to stay warm, because the scarf covers your thyroid, the gland that regulates body temperature.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Tie the Scarf

Fine, I don't need an excuse to wear a silk scarf, it's just fun and nice.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Scarf

Now it's time to go further towards the Bay for some fishing!

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Let's Go

Do come along.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Lingering Baby

The grass is tall, wavering in the wind like an intricate dance...

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Grass

And off we go, into the wild.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Let's Run

We walk alongside our tall companions. They are ever so faithful.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Shadows

As the evening grows, you could also throw a long sleeve T-Shirt over the shoulders.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - T Shirt Knot

And cheer on the laboring fisherman by providing moral support.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Fisherman
A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Spinning Reel
A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Cheers

When the evening breeze gently combs the ground, wear the T-shirt for some extra warmth. 

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Breeze

And there we have it, yet another way to style a simple white T-shirt: with the scarf.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - White Top and Scarf

If your child needs an extra layer, the scarf can come in handy, too.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Mom and Baby

Now let's get seated in the stroller. It's time for the World's Greatest Show!

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Seated

It's beautiful, it happens every night, you can see it from everywhere around the world, and it's always free.

The Sunset.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Sunset

Let's spend a moment together and just bask in those golden beams.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Watching Sunset

Same or similar items: White boatneck T-Shirt / Silk Scarf (link is for pocket sized scarf, the one pictured is 70x70cm) / Denim Shorts / Espadrilles / Sunglasses

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Going Home

As men, birds, and planes head home, it's time for us to go, too.

Let's leave no trace, except for the easily erasable kind...

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Leaving a Trace

Step by step and hand in hand we go.

A Warm Summer Night in Baylands - Going Home

Good night.

 

Wear a Scarf and Stroll On,

Melody xx