Saturday, July 14, 2012

Suddenly Summer

Summer, you are finally here!  Huddled under quilts in the frigid winter I dreamed about you.  I imagined I was lounging in a stadium chair, cold beer in my hand, watching a baseball game.  Maybe I'm trading appetizers and laughs with friends at a breezy outdoor concert or planning adventures with friends and family. Mmm, I certainly dreamed of picking those first warm, ripe tomatoes from the garden, staying up late to roast marshmallows, and definitely eating ice cream...lots of ice cream.

When you arrived, however, you were not the gentle summer of my dreams.  You were a harsh, sweltering, violent summer lashing out with unbearable heat and furious storms.  Now your anger has subsided (Isn't this better?) and you've unclenched your fists a little.  See how we welcome you with open arms, gentle summer?
at the baseball game

eating ice cream
bike rides with friends

around Burke Lake Park

at the BNL concert at Wolf Trap
playing golf with family

roasting marshmallows

Summer, this is the only wild beast we need around here.  Stay gentle and stick around for a while.

1 comment:

  1. That's a mighty cute wild beast you have there! Love this post - it makes me smile!