Just the smell of summer can make me fall in love.Anonymous
Perhaps it’s that old song that begins “Summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime . . . ” or the smell of lake water, inner tubes, and homemade ice cream — summer makes most people fall in love. And this summer, even in the midst of a pandemic, is no different.
Wanna float a stream in the Smokies? Well, line up, rent a tube and board the bus. Nothin’ says summer quite like the smell of wet bathing suits and sunscreen — and memories of floating with family and friends!
I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.Kellie Elmore
For us, it wouldn’t be summer without a week in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. One short week, to be exact. When we worked full time, we used beach week to sleep in and enjoy the night a bit longer. Now, in retirement, we have a new-found joy: we move slowly, cup of coffee in hand, out to the beach to watch pre-dawn grayness give way to the pinkness of dawn. Early rising is not just something we say we’re gonna do someday. It’s now a real joy.
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.
And who can resist summer flowers, even if you do have to water them each evening when the heat can be blistering? Just watching them drink in the goodness as they glisten at sundown makes all the planting, feeding, mulching, deadheading, and watering worthwhile. After all, it’s summer and everything we bought in the spring is now in full bloom.
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Many thanks to Amy for hosting this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer. It was fun reliving some of the joys of Summer 2020. For more posts with this theme, head to her beautiful site — The World Is a Book.
Enjoy your summer!
Rusha & Bert