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Friday, June 10, 2022

 Simple Pleasures #42

Last night as I snuggled down in my bed there was a loud rumbling and a crash overhead.

It was a summer thunderstorm and it reminded me of all of the sounds I associate with summer.

lightning storm

I have always loved thunderstorms and summer rains because they clean the air and leave the world feeling fresh and new.

There are so many other sounds that I associate with summer;

The sound of ocean waves breaking on the beach brings back memories of fun summer vacations.

Bees buzzing in a summer flower garden remind me of days spent on a blanket with my sister playing with our paper dolls.

bee and flowers

The Saturday morning hum of a lawnmower evokes the smell of freshly cut grass.

Here in the south, the shrill sound of the cicadas means summer is here. 

There was nothing better than listening to the Beach Boys in the summer as a young girl.


There are so many sounds of summer. What are your favorites?

Simple Inspiration

summer quote

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peaceful bedroom

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tips for slow living

50 lost remedies from the old days

Gluten-Free Cooking

I am a great lover of lemon desserts and find that they are especially appealing in the summer when you want something that is light.

This light and fluffy cake is like biting into a ray of sunshine.

It's also a great choice for the dairy-free and nut-free members of your family.

gluten free lemon cake

Catching Up

Some past posts you may enjoy reading

Books To Read

Nightwork by Nora Roberts

where the crawdads sing

It Ends With US book

book lovers book Emily Henry

Summer Shopping Links

Ice cream maker

Cuisinart ICE-21P1 1.5-Quart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker, White

Cooling bed sheet set

Mellanni cooling bed sheet set

I think I will take my car over and hand some of this to Tessa. 

car cleaning gel

Tis the season for pet shedding

pet shedding gloves

Intex River Run I Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float, 53" Diameter

toothbrush sanitizer (why didn't I know about this?)

Bril toothbrush sanitizer

Just added this to my wish list

ThePhotoStick Omni 128GB

I seriously thought I was going blind before I found this.

Peeps eyeglass cleaner

Tire inflator for summer driving

Visit my Etsy shop for vintage and antique collectibles and printable art. 

the sounds of summer

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  1. Patti I love the sound of a good thunderstorm too. The best thing about summer is the smell of fresh cut grass. Love that smell. I actually found a candle one time with that scent. Love those shows you showed from Amazon going to check those out. The last pair. So cute. Have a great Friday and weekend. xoxo Kris

  2. Oh I love all the sounds of summer that you mentioned! From childhood, I mostly remember the sounds of the crickets in the distance, and the smell of the dairy farm up the road from us! I love the smells of fresh mown hay, freshly cut grass and the sound of the lawnmower on Saturday morning! I grew up going to the Oregon coast with my family, so to this day, the sounds of the waves hitting the sand bring the nostalgia back to me... those sounds mean SUMMER! I loved the books you listed and have saved them to my list for my next library order! All we're hearing here today are the sounds of rain! Marilyn

  3. Summer thunderstorms are the best! I love that noise when I'm snuggled in at home. I also love all the other sounds you mentioned...although I could do without the bees! Haha! I also associate smells with summer. I love the smell of the salt air when I walk outside on a hot day or the flowers in my garden and bbq!! Today it's pouring outside, no thunder yet, but maybe we'll get a rumble later!

  4. Summer is my favorite month. The sounds, smells, long days, and warm evenings. What could be better?


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