Oh, summer. It tempts us with a myriad of delights, each more irresistible than the next. Fresh fruit, plenty of sunshine, the beach, the pool, you name it.
Of course, here in Southern California, our summer is more or less eternal, but there’s something extra special about the summer months when kids are out of school, the days are longer and everyone is out enjoying life.
As a kid, I adored summer.
Having grown up in a country with harsh winters, summer was the absolute best for more reasons than one. I still love it, although I’d say spring and fall are slowly taking over a larger piece of my heart. Spring for its renewed energy and change and beauty. Fall for its gorgeous colors and cool breeze and peace.
Our summer is still going strong here even if my son is back in school (5th grade). I know, there is something wrong about school starting so early, but we make amends to our lives, our summers, accordingly.
So, how has your summer been so far, dear blogging friend? Are you looking forward to fall? Enjoying the season to the very last minute?
Since I have no extra wisdom to impart today, blame it on the hot sun, I will leave you with this beautiful summer poem.
Be well. Stay safe. And enjoy what’s left of summer, for it shall soon fade into a season of colors and leave us.
The summer sun shone round me,
The folded valley lay
In a stream of sun and odour,
That sultry summer day.
The tall trees stood in the sunlight
As still as still could be,
But the deep grass sighed and rustled
And bowed and beckoned me.
The deep grass moved and whispered
And bowed and brushed my face.
It whispered in the sunshine:
“The winter comes apace.”
~~ by Robert Louis Stevenson
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