I will never be known as Summer’s biggest fan. Between the humidity and what it does to my hair and the fact that, on the hottest days (last Sunday, for example), you can experience the wonder of feeling the sweat roll down your body to your nether regions while doing nothing more strenuous than standing still, it’s just not pretty.
However, the road to Happy is not paved with I Hate This.
So I’ve decided to start a list of things to love about summer. With it, I can ignore the nether sweat and the fact that my hair has gotten so bushy that I’ve changed my Facebook profile pic to Bozo the Clown for the duration.
Here’s mine so far:
- Eating outdoors. Everything tastes better when mixed with fresh air.
- My daily walk is so easy. Just grab the keys, slide on a pair of comfy shoes and go.
- Laundry on the line
- Baby toes. Now that my nieces and nephews are grown, I only get random sightings of baby toes in the summer.
- Flower gardens – especially when someone else is doing all the work…
Please feel free to add your summer fave’s!
*the breeze blowing through the many windows of my house
*drinking cold rose in my backyard with good friends
*kids with dirty feet and bodies who sleep SO hard after a good day outside
*cicadas (really… I do like them)
*a lack of routine!
And don’t forget the crickets – they take up where the cicadas leave off.
reclining on the deck with a good book…
the sound of children’s laughter floating in the air…
there’s a set of babytoes near me available for the viewing/tickling anytime…
I mst come for a visit before those toes need to be wearing socks!
Freshly cut grass…
Watching my beloved read the GLobe and Mial on the deck, after he has cut the grass…
Ontario sweet corn…
I will always remember walking through your parents’ tomato field, picking and eating the ripe tomatoes, still warm from the sun, with the juices dripping off my chin and elbow…
definitely fresh peaches – and raspberries and corn . . . .
green, green and more shades of green, as well as all the lushness of the colourful flowers
rain and thunderstorms
air that’s (often) actually fresh and delicious
beautiful skies – etc!
Oh, the peaches!
Every year I vow to eat a bushel of them. I think I’m getting close this year….
Love this list, everyone! keep ’em coming!
I love the rich, lush, abundance of life everywhere you look…thick trees, dense bushes of Black-Eyed Susans and daisies…Lake Huron in all its loveliness…
Spring and Fall are my favourites; those seasons of transition feel best to me, but I can love the summer too!
Breezes that feel soothing and not painful (think February).
Lakes that sparkle and dance rather than glower malevolently at you under heavy skies.
Cheap utility bills!!!!!
Politicians on vacation so less blah, blah, blah…
And peaches, tomatoes, fresh crispy beans…
Basil from garden to table in under 20 seconds!
I wonder, will we find anyone to post thoughts about winter? ; )
You read my mind, Deborah. I’m planning to turn this into a seasonal post (and I agree with Heidi – spring and autumn are so easy to love!)
I can’t wait to see the responses!
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