Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Ever since I was a young girl, summer has meant freedom to me. I couldn't wait for that final bell of the school year that signaled the end of homework and the beginning of fun. I still revel in the millions of possibilities these sundrenched months hold. It's been hot here in the northwest. In fact, we've experienced record high temperatures, but I still enjoy every sultry minute of it, especially since I have air conditioning. No, you won't hear me complain, because I know summer will be too short lived. I love sporting shorts, sleeveless tops, and sandals. I love seeing my plants flourish in the yard and my window box flowers brilliant with color. I love eating my husband's famous barbecue, drinking my ice tea, and having key lime pie for dessert. I love sunning on the deck while reading. I love going to farmers' markets for the freshest produce. Summer is wonderful! It makes me think of kite flying, picnics in the park, and walks on the beach. Somehow, balmy evenings are romantic to me. Yes, I can truly say "I savor every minute of summer!"