Category Archives: summer

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”

paddle.

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roads filled with cars

topped with kayaks, canoes, rafts

seeking water

going upstream

on a streak of hot summer days

looking like soldiers off to do battle

armed with water toys and sunscreen.

“as one goes through life,

one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe,

you don’t move.” 

-katherine hepburn

july light.

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“that beautiful season the summer! 

filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; 

and the landscape 

lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”

–  henry wadsworth longfellow

 

 

 

 

image credit: the firefly dance, pinterest

just living is not enough.

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on the cusp of summer

walking by the river

three hours

before the season’s return. 

 

‘just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

-hans christian andersen

 

 

 

 

hunron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2020

glow.

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closing out the day on glen lake

 

“in extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all its own.”

-mike a. lancaster

 

 

 

glen lake, empire, michigan, usa

summer 2020