I am finding myself wishing away the summer already and it has only just begun. If the temperature would stay in the high seventies all summer long, I don't think I would be having romantic notions of fall (and winter). Staying in the present is best achieved by appreciating snippets of the season.
My summer appreciation list:
sunny skies, bare feet, painted toes, cold drinks, AC (that's a cheat but I'm listing it), long days, grilling most of dinners, watermelon, blueberries, swinging on the swing, butterflies, capri pants, ice pops, ice cream, cicada sounds, cricket sounds, smell of cut grass even though it makes my nose runny, kids are home for summer vacation and small knitting projects.
I feel like such a positive thinking person now!!
This photo was taken in the early morning while I went to get the newspaper. Frodo even let me stop to snap! Yesterday afternoon there was a bird chirping away on the grass, one that I did not recognize. I think this weekend I'll do some internet research to identify it. Just when I think I've seen all wild life something new comes along. Of course I did not have the camera with me. Even if I did have my camera, I do not own a super duper zoom lens.....but still it would make it easier to identify than using my memory.
What is on your summer appreciation list?