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random summer ramblings

June 4, 2011

school’s out for summer.

as a family of educators, we are very happy about this.

personally, i love this time of year.

it is a season of new graduates.

including my very favorite!

it’s time to move on to grades with numbers.

i bought her a new lunch box to celebrate.

because first graders get to eat lunch at school, you know.

it’s the season when spring has sprung,

and the glory of nature pops with fresh colors.

the snow-capped rockies look truly majestic at this time of year.

it’s a season of surprises

like this gorgeous two-tone iris,

courtesy of someone in the neighborhood who offered free bulbs

at curbside last year.

a season of palate-pleasing pleasures,

a season when i don’t feel guilty enjoying a luscious rhuberry crisp with a dollop of greek yogurt–

for breakfast.

it’s a season to enjoy spending time with those you love

and noticing all the little things you love about them,

like these eyelashes.

it’s a season of visual delights,

like the first dessert-plate sized chinese poppy

to open in the garden,

with a heart of chenille.

it’s a season of reflection and renewal,

so sweet as i watch two of my offspring continue to live the dream that i had

when i was young.

it’s the season when the morning sun sparkles through the kitchen window,

lighting up the polish pottery in the cabinet across the room.

it’s a season of sweet young things,

like these trusting little darlings that will let us do just about anything with them.

it’s a season of possibilities,

and as i gaze out my studio window i think of the many exciting things

that i shall see, do, and experience over the next few months.

yes, i do love this time of year.

tell me–

what do you love about it?

One Comment leave one →
  1. wingedpaths permalink
    July 15, 2011 6:46 pm

    I love endless golden warm days that seem to last forever, summer road trips into the country, swimming in the Colombia River, the smell of homemade burgers on the grill, sun sun and more sun… Things that take me back to my childhood, like grape Kool-Aid and a ham sandwich, sidewalk chalk, popsicles.

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