If I am asked, I will actually say that my favorite season would be either spring or fall (it depends on the time of year). But I can’t help but love summer. There is just something about the “laissez les bon temps rouler” (“let the good times roll”) attitude of summer.
I have started this summer with the good intentions of getting our home in good working order. This large family needs some routine and simplification before we start a new school year.
But I have been sidetracked! Usually it is the garden but now it is the garden and this:
~ The Pool ~
With my thermometer all ready recording temperatures of 103 degrees, we spend a lot of time here looking for a reprieve from the heat. I’m not complaining, mind you, but I sure could use a rainy day or two. My garden and my messy house need the rain! If it rained, then I would be forced to stay inside and clean. Come rain, come…I have no power to resist the pull of the pool!
- potatoes & cucumbers – our garden
- fried okra – neighbor’s garden
- chicken – Wal-mart (ok, so not so special on that one)
What other time of year can you enjoy a whole meal that comes almost entirely from your or a friend’s garden? I get such a thrill knowing that I have worked and toiled over this food. And it’s a good kind of work that brings a unique satisfaction. It is a work that I enjoy…most of the time.
Did I mention that I also love that you can spend so much time outside in the evenings because of the late sunsets? I love to be outside in the evening and listen to the insects singing their songs. Tonight we headed out into the evening air with a special Farmer’s market treat.
~ Watermelon ~
And we swam a little more under the soft glow of the moon…
And I lay back in the grass and enjoyed the views because I’m a happy, contented, summer-loving momma.