Friday, August 28, 2009

For the Love of Summer


Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Have you missed me? Lie and say yes even if you haven't... ;-)

As my vacation winds down and we get ready to head back to the city, I'm thinking about all of the wonderful things that make me love summer..especially summer in the country. Not that I don't love the season in my beloved city but this is my first summer vacation in the country and I think I'm in love.

So here's my little list...and, next time I check in, I'll be coming to you from Manhattan and I'll finally be sharing some photos from this lovely two week getaway.

With further ado, here is my no particular order!

1. Walking barefoot in the grass in the early morning when it is still coated with dew.

2. The smell of sunblock.

3. Feeling sand wash off your body in the shower after a long day at the beach.

3. Speaking of the beach, the coolness of freshwater on your feet as you wash your sand off before getting back in your car.

4. Staying on the beach in the evening when the sun starts to go down in the early evening.

5. The sound of crickets.

6. Picking your own corn.

7. Coming back from the beach to a delicious home-made dinner and a great bottle of wine.

8. Sleeping with the windows open.

9. Lying on your back and counting stars.

10. Dragonflies.

11. Not feeling (too) guilty about having ice cream every night.

12. Watermelon. Peaches. Plums.

13. Margaritas.

14. Jumping into waves at the beach.

15. Sangria.

This list is impossibly long so I will stop now and save some for later...

What are some of your favorite things about summer?

Happy Friday...

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drollgirl said...

oh, i hope your vacation was absolutely perfect and fantastic and refreshing and all of that good stuff!

it will be nice to have you back in the big city, but i bet the country will miss you. :)

hope you have a great weekend!!!

Blasé said...

I was beginning to wonder where you had gone to!

Vanessa said...

Duh we've missed you! Your list is making me sad... So not ready for fall.

Jill Pilgrim said...

I have missed you.

And now I want watermelon and sangria.

Lily G. said...

welcome back!! I love that picture and the list!

zupu said...

I adore those things you wrote farfallina!!

I love sleeping with an open window (although the mosquitos bite me), all the fruits, sangria & daiquiris, sunsets on a terrace drinking sparkling wine and waiting for dinner (maybe some seafood), lots of gelato.. Oh I hope this summer would never end.. But autumn is great too with its own things..

Keith said...

Hey there. I'm glad you've had a great vacation. I personally have missed you. It was cool to see a new post from you. Take care. Have a wonderful week. Cheers!

mary said...

Fall is my favorite season, but nothing compares to summertime on the beach. I especially love #3...

Dream Sequins said...

That sounds like an amazing vacation! I love the way we have more light during summer days... Gelato, biking, checking out the beach on weekends and wearing sunglasses. :)

Giulia said...

I've just come back from a week in the south of Italy so I can relate with your list!! I love being on the beach from 5 to 7-8pm, it's the best time, when everybody goes away and the beach is quiet! Where did you go?