Monday, April 12, 2010

Looking Forward to Summer

This past weekend Jim and I took a short trip to visit our daughter and our new grandson. They live about 5 minutes from the beach and being at the ocean really brought back some summer memories for me. Spring is my favorite season of all but I enjoy Summers too. Living in the South in August can be a bit challenging though, when the humidity will melt a person in a few minutes. But in spite of the sweltering heat I can still appreciate the anticipation of a fun-filled Summer that most children enjoy...what are you looking forward  to the most? Are you like me and looking forward to working in the garden early in the morning before the sun gets too hot and creating a colorful flower garden for all to enjoy or a veggie garden to enjoy eating the fruits of your labor?  One of my favorite things is to pick that first perfectly ripened red tomato and placing on the windowsill in my kitchen; and later devour on a perfect tomato sandwich that NO store-bought tomato can begin to rival.
Or do you look forward to lazy days of reading in a cozy area in your yard or perhaps taking an afternoon nap if a nice breeze is blowing?

Or perhaps you anticipate going on a hunt for that perfect treasure to add to your collection? If you love flea markets and finding unique bargains; you might want to check out this magazine for some ways to display your finds and seeing how others enjoy your passion as well.

What about sitting on a porch catching a cool breeze while sipping a glass of your favorite iced beverage or maybe licking on an ice cream cone? Or enjoying a great conversation with a trusted friend or just sitting and having a old-fashioned daydream.

A picnic is always fun and you can have one in a variety of settings such as a local park or even your own backyard...somehow food always tastes better when eaten outdoors and shared with ants and others!

Some people are fortunate and take a vacation (or more) each year. I plan to spend as much time as possible with my grandson Easton and hope to hear his gleeful sounds of putting his feet into the ocean for the first time and helping him build sandcastles on the beach...Hope you all take some time to really enjoy the upcoming Summer season and recall some of the feelings and experiences you enjoyed as a child as well. I enjoy weekend trips myself and quite often find that several weekend trips refresh me more than one long vacation does...Try and unclutter your schedule as much as possible so you're not stressed out this Summer...and rekindle some of those childhood feelings when Summer was something to anticpate vs something to endure.


  1. Oh girl I would love to sit on that porch and swat the bugs and drink a sweet tea with you ha ha!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Oh, I would love to sit on that porch & just rock the day away :) great pictures!!!! Hope you have a great summer!!! God Bless!

  3. Gayle, the older I get the less I can handle extreme heat and humidity. When it gets 90 degrees I just hibernate. The weather we are having right now is perfect for me. Spring and fall are my favs. I love having the windows open to hear the birds. The best thing about summer for me is iced tea!! Of course, being a southern girl I drink iced tea in the winter too!
    Loved your blog-I check your site every other day!

  4. Hi Gayle,
    I'm not a big fan of summer...esp. living without A/C in the house and the car. However, I can totally relate to that first ripe tomato, the kind that you can never purchase in a store. I'm salivating just thinking about it! LOL I'm so glad that you see Easton more now, now that they've moved closer. What a wonderful summer it will be going to the beach, indeed. Don't forget to share pictures! :o)

  5. What a wonderful post - Easton is so fortunate to have such a sweet Gammy that looks forward to spending time and making memories with him!