Summer: Welcome Is Still the Word
“Then followed that beautiful season …. Summer … Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new, created in all the freshness of childhood.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Summer Lovin”, where we share favorite photos of what we love about summer–that wonderful break from a hectic year. Here are some of mine.
Summer Love: Beach!
“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” ~Yanni
Summer seems to carry a certain rhythm, doesn’t it? Here’s how mine goes: June jumps me in quick—no problem! July sets the pace. And August slows me down to linger a bit. But I just love it all.
Summer Love: Grill!
“I love the culture of grilling. It creates an atmosphere that is festive but casual.” ~ Bobby Flay
Yes, there is still the day job, housework, tending the yard and flowers. But there’s also time for friends and family, vacations, and those luscious outdoor holidays. And best of all, no school schedule for my grandson—yes!
Summer Love: Pool Time!
“The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.” ~Aleksandr Popov
Here’s just a few more things I love about summer.
“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a summer porch with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.” ~ Unknown
“Friends in your life are like the pillars on your front porch. Sometimes they hold you up and sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it’s just enough to know they are standing by.” ~ Unknown
Summer Love: Lazy….(i.e. best known as “Rest”!)
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock
Summer Love: Flowers!
“I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks for the heavy perfume of wild roses in early June and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that God gives.” ~ Ann VosKamp
And last, but not least, my favorite quote of all:
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~ Sam Keen
Yes, I’m finding some respectability for myself this summer! Come, let us be lazy together. :-)
Does your summer have a certain rhythm? Can you find a theme for each month? Feel free to share in the comments. I’d love to hear!