Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Beautiful Season . . . Summer

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Here in South Carolina summer is in full swing. Although my favorite time of the year is autumn, summer has its joys as well. I love the long days, the beautiful flowers and the ability to sit on my back porch and write.

What are some of your favorite parts of summer?

The followed that beautiful season... Summer... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

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  1. My favorite part of summer are the family cook outs. Fun food and fellowship. My brother in law brings his Karaoke Machine and we all take turns singing. We have some true song birds in our family. Myself excluded. I also love going to the beach and watching my son play in the water. He will stay in the ocean all day.

  2. As a homeschool mom, I LOVE the carefree days of summer! Staying up a little later than we should, letting them sleep in, getting up and doing "whatever". We spend a lot of time in the pool and I love putting away my teacher hat and just being mom.

    I'm an early riser, even when school is out, so I enjoy quiet mornings while everyone else is still sleeping, especially sitting on my back deck for my quiet times.

  3. The ultimate pleasure of the summer season for me is a stay at the ocean. There is no greater thrill than watching every stage of a magnificent sunrise over the water! Then studying the waters for schools of porpoises swimming and making graceful leaps out of the water and back in again. Surrounded by my favorite critters -- the squealing seagulls -- that make me giggle like a child, I can be mesmerized by the ocean's waves for hours at a time. So peaceful and relaxing! But I also immensely enjoy being IN their playful buoyancy! I stay in the tide until my lips turn blue! :) Since I haven't been able to go in a while, I frequent the nearby tidal river that flows out of the bay off the Atlantic. Surrounded by sand and SEAGULLS and water that sometimes gets stirred up by ship or wind into little wavelets, I enjoy God's creation and memories of my favorite place -- memories that seem so much crisper and real in these surroundings.

  4. Edie, my favorite part(s) of summer are flowers, watermelon and peaches, and many other garden fresh vegetables and fruits. I also love trips to our Blue Ridge Mountains where it is usually 10 degrees cooler! I've pinned your neat photo and quote.
    Elva Cobb Martin, President, ACFW-SC Chapter

  5. Summer is probably my least favorite season. I live in AZ and the heat is brutal; electricity bills are high! It is so generous of you to share your photo!

  6. Personally I like longfellow quotes. Lovely quote this one. Thanks for sharing!! You may like-

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