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Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer seems to be telling me to get in lock step with the season, because it is quickly marching on, and I may be left behind.

Would being left behind in summer be such a bad thing?

It's my favorite season. 

I look forward to it with the anticipation that I had as a child for so many things, but which now seems to be blunted.

I love the deep green of the leaves, the brilliant blue skies, the sound of thunder in the night. 

The cicadas are singing their summer song, and the lightning bugs are lighting the path in the evening. 

The sweet smell of roses greets me and brings flashes of earlier days. Days when summer seemed to go on forever. 

I speak to summer, asking it not to be in such a hurry, but the calendar tells me that August is already upon us. 

I know that fall will be here before we know it, but in the meantime I will try hard to savor each moment of summer. 


  1. I wish I could say I enjoy summer. But it's gotten to be so incredibly hot here, we are held hostage in our homes with air conditioning. Very grateful for air conditioning!

  2. Laura, Oh me too. I want to squeeze joy from each glorious day of summer. I feel like in winter it takes forever to get we better relish it while we can, all too soon it will be turning cold again. Blessings to you, hope you are doing well. xoxo, Susie

  3. I cannot believe that today is the last of July! It's been a pleasant summer, plenty of rain and even on the cooler side in NH. I could do this for months on end! I did read that it is going to stay very warm right through the end of November, so there is hope yet....but don't hold me to it. I read it online! Enjoy it while we can! Linda

  4. This summer is flying by and fall will be here before I know it. Fall is my fav season, but I dread winter following with the icy roads and just the drabness of it all. I will be glad when we can open the windows and air out the house.
    That's a beautiful photo of the purple iris...I think it's an iris!
    Have a great week!

  5. Summer has moved by fast. My school is having their annual open house tonight, so summer is truly on its way out for me.

  6. I feel like you do.... the summer is just flying by! I want to enjoy each incredible day, although it's so so hot here in Oregon too. This week will break records in Portland and we are close behind in dry Madras! I do love the Fall but don't so much love that the holidays will be right behind it.. .I'm NOT ready for holidays and all the work of decorating and spending and shopping, etc. I may just run away for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! I look so forward to summer, and flowers, green grass, blue skies, etc., but by the end of August, I'm sure I'll be yearning for some cooler days and be totally sick and tired of all the yardwork and gardening, fighting off the bugs and garden pests, etc. But I do try to enjoy each God given day... Marilyn xoxox


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