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Monday, July 27, 2015

ROLL OUT THOSE SUMMER DAYS

"Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer......". 

The days are steamy and the nights are languorous, and I love it. 


I want to wrap it all up in little boxes tied with pretty bows, hide them away, and pull them out throughout the rest of the year. 

Summer lays itself out, like a picnic on a red checkered tablecloth, just waiting for us to sit down and enjoy the feast. 

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Dip your toes into its warm waters.

Turn your face up into its hot sun. 

Smell the soft scents of the colorful bouquets that are flourishing all around you. 

Taste its fresh offerings. 



Summer is like an old freight train. It sneaks slowly into the station, stops briefly, and then speeds away almost before we noticed that it was here. 

I want to whisper softly in its ear to stay forever, but I know that just as it does, year after year, it will leave and I will be left with just its sweet memories. 

In the meantime I will embrace its simple moments. I will bathe in its serenity. 

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17 comments:

  1. A perfect description of summer Laura....I can already see signs of it fading here...which is hard to believe since it's so hot all the time...but it's wheels turn, soon it will be time to pack up the picnic cloth, and go in for the year.

    Jen

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    1. It goes by way too quickly, Jen. It is never here long enough for me.

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  2. I love fresh fruit and eat some every day. Your photos are beautiful. Did you realize you are a no reply commenter? I was going to write you back and say that Stevia is a good sugar substitute for me. I can't eat honey or maple syrup or even too much natural sugar that is in fruit. It makes me very ill....as in 'call 911'. Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

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  3. Lovely summer is so fleeting. I want, like you, to capture every moment and enjoy every second. A beautiful post.

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  4. Love summer, but it is flying by! Next year you will be in Atlanta I hope!!

    Linda

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  5. Went back to work today, officially. My summer is over :(

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  6. Such a beautiful post. Well spoken. Love your writings and the photos are great!

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  7. Good Morning Laura, What a lovely discription of summer, I love the comparison to an old freight train. You are so right, we must enjoy the moment. I find as I get older, time seems to move so very quickly, Monday arrives and before I know it, Friday is here.
    So I am going to take a leaf out of your book, I am going to enjoy everything which summer offers before it fades away.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  8. Perfect description of summer. It came on slow for us and is moving now like a express train. I am a summer girl so I am trying to hold onto every nice day we have. Happy New Week.
    Kris

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  9. Ah yes, I am loving summer, too. I am already seeing blog posts about people looking forward to fall and talking about pumpkin-flavored drinks. Yikes! I hate rushing the seasons...except for winter. ;-)

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  10. I can tell you love summer! I liked it better as a kid. Fall is my favorite season, so I'm anxiously awaiting the next season!

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  11. I loved you description of summer...fits it perfectly! Summer is the best time..cause winter is right behind it to help us realize to appreciate it!

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  12. Such a wonderful description of summer... I'm just now beginning to feel the lazy hazy days of summer, as here in central Oregon we had winter into mid-June. This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to how nice it would be to live in one of the southern states and have extended summers into November! I visited my sister once in November, in Bakersfield, California, and it was beautiful and in the 80's there. I still remember it, though was 25 years ago. I wish the train would slow down!

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  13. Lovely post, Laura! I do have to say that I normally love summer, but this one has been so weird with all the rain we've had and when it's not raining the days are just too hot and humid for me to enjoy being outside. If only we could just have a thermostat outdoors and control the temps there!
    Enjoy your day,
    Cheryl

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  14. what a lovely post and tribute to this time of year though I confess I'd prefer it to be about 10 degrees less in my part of the world right now :)

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  15. what a lovely post and tribute to this time of year though I confess I'd prefer it to be about 10 degrees less in my part of the world right now :)

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  16. Laura,
    This is such a wonderful post. I love how you describe summer and I too find that it is slipping away quickly. It is difficult not to love all that summer has to offer. Luckily I also love fall and look forward to those crisp mornings that warm up nicely in the afternoon. Have a lovely weekend!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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