Here in the US, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer season. This past winter wore me down for more reasons than just the weather, so I’ve been looking forward to summer even more than usual this year. In anticipation of the pleasures that lie before us, I’ve made a little list of the small things I relish during these warm and verdant months of the year. I must thank the Daily Post and Anna Fonté at girl in the hat for the inspiration for this post. It was great fun and now I’m dying to get this summer thing started!
Small Joys of Summer
the baking sun on my skin
the cool, dark shade of a tree
plump, industrious bumble bees covered with pollen
steak and onion kebabs on the grill
anything on the grill, really
eating al fresco every chance I get
sweet corn with lots of butter and salt
homemade vanilla ice cream (preferably with strawberries)
brain-freezing Coke Slushies
bare feet or
the smell of freshly cut grass
dips in the pool on a blistering day
biking, swimming, paddling
talking around the campfire
fireworks on the Fourth of July
picnics of all kinds – must include potato chips
free outdoor concerts
lightening bugs at dusk
Relaxing on the porch late at night (with or without thunderstorms, but hopefully with strawberries)
Should anything be added to the list? Please let me know.
5 thoughts on “The Small Joys of Summer”
Your list gives me pleasure as well!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!