Happy First Day of Summer!
Popsicles – the kind with two sticks, preferably in rootbeer or banana flavor
Sunshine – bright, robust and beautiful
Blue Skies – so vibrantly blue you can’t help but smile to look up into the azure depths
Roses – because their fragrant scents were made to fill the air of a summer night
Sprinklers – that are meant to be run through as much as water lawns
Sparklers – because no matter how old you are, you should play with them at least once a summer
Ice Cream – because it’s ice cream and one of the wonderful confections ever created
Dreams – that seem more alive and vivid during the summer
Picnics – whether it is a full-fledged affair or a thrown together basket of bread and cheese, sit on the grass, lounge beneath a tree, absorb the essence of summer
Fresh Air – filled with the sweet taste of summer and meant to be inhaled deeply, slowly, intently
County Fairs – for the calorie-laden food we all look forward to tasting once a year, the greeting of old friends, the silly rides, the obnoxious smells, the complete summer-ness of it all
Backyard barbecues – because that which is cooked on a grill outside during the summer tastes better than anything else you can think of at that moment
Porch swings – patios, hammocks and any other outdoor furniture that allow you to slow down, sit back and soak in summer
Summer gatherings with friends – because they are informal and fun. Here’s a download of party ideas.
If you have ideas to add to the list, please post in the comments section!
She Who LOVES Summer!