Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer 2011!

It's the birth of something new! We all can breath a little easier because we think that the summer is a time to slow down and relax a bit. Well, it is! All the anticipation all spring (and even winter) for the summer to come and it is here, today, June 21! So, what is your plan for the next 2 1/2 months? What comes to mind when you think of summer? What is your most favorite part of the summer?

There are many things that I like about summer that naming my favorite is impossible! This is what I love and will appreciate the next couple of months:

  • longer days & sunshine
  • leaves on the trees
  • lighter, easier clothes
  • the smell of freshness in the air
  • dew on the lawn when the sun just comes up
  • being outside
  • leaving the windows open at night
  • or better yet, opening the windows!
  • bare feet
  • fresh array of nail polish - sherbet, watermelon, reds, pinks...
  • flowers
  • bees
  • hummingbirds
  • outdoor fireplace
  • walks after dinner
  • sunsets
  • rain storms after a long hot day
  • the beach (I can't believe this is here and not at the top!)
  • sand
  • unplanned adventures
  • ice cream stops
  • Del's
  • the smell of fresh cut grass
  • rainbows
  • vacations
  • hiking
  • walks
  • picnics
  • gathering shells, rocks, wood on the beach
  • sounds of nature at night
  • the owl
  • grilled food
  • tomato basil salad
  • corn on the cob
  • mojitos
  • flip flops
  • NOT the bathingsuit (surprised?)
  • shorts
  • summer reading
  • flower gardens

So, while I reminisce about my summer....stop and take a moment for yourself about your summer!

(all photos are the property of Color of Inspiration)


  1. The beach is most definately my #1! Flip flops and suntans inch in near #1 for me too! Summer is my favorite season! There's so much to enjoy outside! :)

    Thanks for the reminder of all the great things about this time of year!

  2. You are welcome! Funny thing is that where I live it feels like a cold, wet, rainy early spring day!