Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Few of my Favorite Things...about


SUMMER!

::strawberries::going up north::breezy afternoons with lacy curtains blowing in the wind::the smell of newly mown grass::laundry on the line blowing in the wind::the smell of a campfire::raspberries::sleeping with the windows open::looking for shapes in the clouds::the sound of the waves on beach::the smell and sounds of a swimming pool::the soft "thwack" of the ball as it hits the gloves of my husband and son as they play catch::black cherries::watching flowers grow::flip flops::farmers busily working::butterflies::hummingbirds::weddings::baseball games::fireworks::peonies::flags flappin' in the wind::fireflies::the smell of the earth after a thunderstorm::barbecue grills::bike rides::making jam::a nap in the air conditioning on a hot summer day::a good road trip along the lakeshore::relaxing and browsing at a flea market::outdoor dining::sunsets::watermelon dripping to my elbows::bacon, lettuce & tomato sandwiches::strawberry spinach salad::fried green tomatoes::fresh jam on toast::buttered sweet corn squirting as you bite into it::car shows::outdoor concerts::laying on the bed in the middle of the day, before a nap, listening to the sounds outside the open window::happy animals laying in the grass::trips to get ice cream::shade trees::an old movie playing as the crickets chirp outside at dusk::tan legs::white blouses and khaki crop pants::a field of hay drying in the sun in long, lazy strips::steam rising off hot pavement after a good, cooling rain::the soft sky with cotton ball clouds::green crops all rowed up::


The shore of Lake Superior

Sunset over Lake Superior

Tahquamenon Falls


Lighthouse at Whitefish Point
all photos in this post courtesy of my talented daughter
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9 comments:

Sue said...

Joni,
You REALLY do have a way with words. You can paint pictures in our minds. That is why I enjoy your blogs so much.

You have inspired me...I now have a separate "political blog". It is called "Politics and Religion". Not entirely in the same vein as "Restless Patriot", but we do think alike, girl!

Come check it out...

http://sue-politicsandreligion.blogspot.com/

Tammy said...

What a neat word cloud about summer. Spring is my fav season, summer can get so hot and humid, but reading this made me think, there are some great things about summer! ☺

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Great post and pics Joni!

blushing rose said...

You so eloquently write ... takes one into your images easily. TY for this post today, it is really lovely. TTFN ~Marydon

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Yes, it is amazing, isn't it? Savored all the more by those of us with harsh winters!

Amanda said...

Summer is my favorite time of year also! :) all of those wonderful things - and more... you pictures are beautiful! Come and check out my blog - I am just getting started so its not much - but I think you would enjoy the pics on there. Have a good one!

angelina said...

you I truly think your blog is inspirational....Thanks for having good content for me to browse during my boring workday..!! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this post! Summer is my favorite season! What an unusual lighthouse! I love it!

Aspiemom said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words!