Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer joy.....

"Live in each season as it passes:
breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."
Henry David Thoreau


Summer is a tapestry of simple joys. Dirty hands and muddy shoes.... thick air, filled with the scent of roses and marigolds and phlox......slamming screen doors.....flip flops and bare feet......the laughter of skinny little boys in swim trunks chasing tiny little girls with pigtails through an oscillating sprinkler....barking dogs....buzzing bees.....the lonely call of the mourning dove ......the gentle roll of thunder as a summer storm approaches....the sounds of rain sweeping across a cornfield (a sound like no other!)...the lullaby of cicadas in late July....the crack of a wood bat as it connects with a baseball.....fresh corn on the cob, basted with butter and resting in antique plastic corn cobs....sweet Kansas melons, bought from the back of a farm truck and dripping with juice...long, lazy days filled with family and friends and picnics and grillin.....James Arthur Vineyards Two Brothers wine, chilled to perfection and savored slowly at the end of a perfect day. Who could ask for anything more?

3 comments:

Shana said...

WELL said

Joyce said...

What a picture of summer.

Joyce from Creation In Progress

Changes in the wind said...

What a wonderful surprise to have you back!