Wednesday, July 30, 2008



Summer is so many things to me. Time with my son to do special things like hiking while trying to avoid the poison ivy, the ability to spend the summer with my husband, the wonderful ability to go to the country for long stretches of time after a long winter in the city, the ability to sleep in and lazily and slowly arise to meet the day and the songs of the birds, to be blessed with being able to work in my garden and seek out potato bugs through my many tomato plants, to lay in my hammock after working in the garden, with muddy feet and dirty hands and feeling like I have everything I need.

For these simple pleasures, and knowing how to appreciate the sounds and smells around me, like the hundreds of lightening bugs in the open field and the threat of a good rain fall coming across the ridge, and the smell of freshly cut grass, I am truly grateful. Ah, I am rich. I do love summer!

6 comments:

Corinna said...

Nice, how inspiring!

simply me said...

Thank you darling Corinna, I changed some pictures since you read it. Hope you like them

GreenishLady said...

That all sounds and looks wonderful. We have the rain, not just the threat of it any more... just when my sister had helped make my patio into a liveable space once more. Oh, well...

Big Dave T said...

We have a little rain coming through right now, which is a rarity late summer here in Michigan. I enjoy the smells of summer too, but I enjoy the smells of fall more, really because my allergies clear up by then.

Dust-bunny said...

You were my inspiration for my latest post, not to mention my life, dear friend. I'm truly blessed to have you in it.

Betty said...

Yes, you really are rich. I wish I could live your life for a day. Especially now.

Hugs,
Betty