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.”
art credit: franco matticcio, squirrel in tree
how to fit 4 kids and 1 log into 1 boat and get 2 to paddle it to make it move ahead?
use the trial and error and figure it out as you go method.
“if you wait to figure out everything before starting anything, it’ll never happen.”
glen lake, glen arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2021
on glen lake as summer’s end approaches
enrosadira- the exquisite glow that happens at sunrise and sunset.
glen lake, glen arbor, michigan, usa
perfect day for a waterpark visit
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
queen anne’s lace in august
Passing The Unworked Field
Queen Anne’s lace
is hardly prized but
neither is it idle,
look how it
on its thin stem,
nurtures its white budlets
gift of the sun,
makes for this world
loveliness it can.
(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
“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.”
image credit: pinterest
“seasons pursuing each other,
the indescribable crowd is gathered,
it is the fourth of the seventh-month,
what salutes of cannon and other small arms!”
summer meets july
“july is a blind date with summer.”
on an adventure on glen lake
“actually, the best gift you could have given them was a lifetime of adventures.”