What I Love About Summer

by Moira on July 3, 2009

solstice71We’ve had a slow start to summer in Boulder this year: cooler weather with more afternoon thunderstorms than typical means the foothills are still a lush green, and my garden has needed only occasional supplemental watering.

Summertime feels like one long, relaxing flow, a celebration of unfolding, blossoming, growth, life. The longer days beckon me outdoors to play, to luxuriate in the sensations of the season.

Here are a few things I love about summer:

  • swimming at the Boulder Reservoir
  • farmer’s market
  • my herb garden
  • dining al fresco
  • summer evenings with friends
  • outdoor parties
  • street fairs
  • water fun

What do you love about summer?


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kalpana July 5, 2009 at 2:01 pm

My summer loves:
– watching my dog roll around outside, happy as can be
– swimming at dawn in the outdoor pool
– Knitting outdoors with friends and a cool drink
– Harvesting my first tomatoes (and the 2nd, and the third)
– Blueberry picking

Moira July 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Berry picking is a good one! I was spoiled forever by the taste of fresh, ripe strawberries when I picked them in high school as a summer job.

Cynthia July 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

Wearing and seeing beautiful summer dresses
drinking smoothies for breakfast
smell of cut grass
my birthday

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