Category Archives: summer

bright and fresh.

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nothing like a slow and easy saturday morning

 

“saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”

-mark twain

 

 

 

 

art credit: franco matticcio, squirrel in tree

get in line.

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safe travels.

“if all the cars in the united states were placed end to end,

it would probably be labor day weekend.”

-doug larson

 

 

image credit: national toy museum (record for world’s longest line of toy cars)

i didn’t go to the waterpark because it was raining, and i didn’t want to get wet. -jarod kintz

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perfect day for a waterpark visit

 full of

action, sun, squealing

 and lots and lots of water

i’m at my best in the lazy river area.

 

“as a group, we’ve been banned from two water parks, one bar, and a dog-grooming salon.”

-j.a. rock – author

summer reading.

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(not me, just someone who also loves summer reading, but probably does not nod off like i do)

“here is this delicious book and the whole day, both yours.”

the true pleasure or summer reading lies not so much in the novel itself, the writer hildegarde hawthorne explained in 1907, but the choice to devote oneself to it. summer reading as we now know it emerged in the u.s. in the. mid-1800s, buoyed by an emerging middle class and the birth of another cultural tradition: the summer vacation.

 

Art credit: Couch on the Porch, Cos Cob, Frederick Childe Hassam, 1914

very top of summer.

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“the first week of august hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year,

like the highest seat of a ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.

the weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring,

and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn,

but the first week of august is motionless, and hot.

it is curiously silent, too,

with blank white dawns and glaring noons,

and sunsets smeared with too much color.”

-natalie babbitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest

that’s life in june.

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floating back on top in argo park
That’s life
(That’s life)
That’s what all the people say
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May
But I know I’m gonna change that tune
When I’m back on top, back on top in June
-Frank Sinatra “That’s Life”