Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Loves: Tuesday's Reflection

Those of you who read my blog regularly know I am more of a winter person than a summer person. Nonetheless, I love many things about summer, and not just that the next season is fall!

Here are some of the things I love about summer--in no particular order. 

1.  Gladiolas on the porch. One of my favorite summer destinations when we lived in Ohio was Chautauqua. Every porch on Chautauqua's grounds, it seemed, was graced with a big vase of colorful glads. I am continuing the tradition.

2.   Corn on the cob.

3.    Walking out the door without bundling up.

4.    Summer reading lists. (To see mine, read here.)

5.    Open windows.

6.    Our anniversary--our 46th this year.

7.     Outdoor dining.

8.     The sound of the fountain in our "Paris" courtyard garden.

9.      Walking an outdoor labyrinth.

10.    Geraniums in the window boxes.

11.    Going on field trips.

12.    Young girls in summer dresses.

13.     Making pesto from our basil. 

14.     Reading in the garden.

15.     Bruce happily working in the garden. (Notice the division here--I enjoy the benefits of his hard work!)

16.     Riding in the Miata with the top down. 

17.     Time with the grands.

18.     The appearance of flags for the 4th of July.

19.     Concerts in the park.

20.      Farmers' Market. 

21.     Art Fairs

22.     The Guthrie Theatre's summer musical. This year it is "Sunday in the Park with George." We are going tomorrow night. 

An Invitation
What do you love about summer? I would love to know. 


  1. I love spending time in the outdoor pool and then catching up on my magazine reading sitting on the deck.
    I love volunteering at our local concert series and seeing the community get together to sing and dance and enjoy.
    I especially love working at Blossom and getting to hear the fabulous Cleveland Orchestra and then driving the long way home at midnight through the National Park with the car roof and windows open and the music up loud.
    All three of these things make me feel 20 years younger!

    1. What a wonderful list ---it expresses so ,much about who you are! I miss seeing you.

    2. I miss seeing you too. I love keeping up on your blogs. All the best to you and Bruce!

    3. Thanks --and enjoy the rest of summer.


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