S U M M E R
To me the word “Summer” has always invoked warm childhood memories of bright blue sunny days that seemed to go on forever, lying in the soft green grass and staring up as white billowy clouds rolled by igniting my colorful imagination. I remember the taste of orange Popsicles and slurping them up before they melted away.
When I think of summer, I think of bumblebees and skinned knees and of happy yellow sunflowers; taller than me. I remember swimming all day in the pool and the sweetness of summer blackberries. I remember laughing with friends and swinging higher than the sky. I remember it all like it was yesterday; the tastes, the sounds, the sights. The way I felt, nothing was impossible and the very air itself was tinged with magic.
Summer has always felt like the season of optimism. It’s like everyday is a Saturday and every morning you can sleep in and awaken to the sound of birdsong and to the smell of freshly mowed lawn and bacon and egg breakfasts with toast and jam. Summer has a rhythm all its own. It is slow and casual yet flush with excitement…
…And SUMMER is the perfect subject for a Photo Challenge…
Ailsa from “Where’s my backpack” has come up with another photo challenge:
“Last week’s impromptu ‘Reflections‘ challenge was so much fun, could we do it again? There are many other photo challenges out there, but how about one with a travel theme? I love finding out about great places waiting to be discovered, and it doesn’t have to be an exotic location, either. What’s everyday in your part of the world is exotic to someone who doesn’t live there.
So if you’d like to join in, create your own post about summer, title it “Travel theme: Summer” and put a link to this page in your blog post to make it easy for others to find your post.
What does summer mean to you?”