Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Colors of Summer! (Redux)



It's not just the joy, happiness, and carefree feeling summer generously gives to us for a few months each year...





It's not just the priceless gifts of puffy clouds, bluer than blue sky days and the breeze gently blowing the canopy of leaves over your head while the birds happily chirp and swoop to get their lunch from the ground...





It's not just the bright butterflies flitting about from flower to flower to drink of their sweet nectar...nature is full of color and created for enjoyment, beheld with our sense of sight. We drink it all in hungrily as we enter the blessedly bright months of the year.

Yes, all of these things bring us joy -- but dare I say it? I believe some of summer's simple joys are man-made.
And they're plastic, foam, and artificial in every way!

Summer is about bare feet, bare arms, brightly colored toenails in flip flops, big beautiful beach bags, bright plastic sand pails, dripping popsicles and swimmin'...







Noodles, floating tubes, diving rings, all those things. I am so happy the manufacturers of the "goods of summer" have chosen to keep the colors we enjoyed from the summers of our childhoods in our useful items for summertime today...the oranges, the lime greens, the turquoise, the bright pink, bright purple...






The COLORS floating in the pool, the cold, bright colors held in our hands, hanging on the line, or flung over the chairs on the deck...

and I want to remember this man-made color next February when I'm going out of my mind with the cold, blustery, endlessly dreary, muted white and frosty weather.





Thank God for nature and leading us in the color realm, but thank goodness for those imitators in plastic and foam, sugary sweetness and artificial flavors and color (who doesn't love the scent of an orange or grape popsicle?)!

I love the COLORS OF SUMMER!


5 comments:

Marydon said...

G'day sweet friend ~ What a BRILLIANT BOLD write ... I'll take the orange popsicle, please!

Have a lovely PS summer weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Grandma Becky said...

I love them as well. Good and happy thoughts!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I love the colors of Summer :))) Cute post!

Valerie said...

MMMMM.....love the colors, the water looks so inviting!

XO,
Valerie

cityfarmer said...

... wait, is this your pool???

lucky you ...

your camera work is note-worthy