Thank you. Wowza. Thank you for your overwhelming response to The Nuptial Journey. While your comments (& personal messages) always add enormously to the conversation, last week, there were times they reduced me to tears. Thank you for seeing the best in me, & sharing the best in you. And thanks for the love.  I will not squander it.

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When we live & play mainly out-of-doors & go for every available moment of warm weather pleasure such as:

 

Charming still life’s by the lake (Tranquil zones for some bone-deep R&R)

 

Credit: Mary Carver

Side-of-the-road farm stands with money-jar honor systems

 

When we "harbor a childlike hope through the berry-stained months of June & July that summer will be for keeps" (a nod to Barbara Kingsolver)

 

When life brims with butterflies

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Farmers’ market veggies splotched with dirt, still smelling of damp soil

 

Tomatoes fresh from the vine, still warm from the sun

When Nature Pulls a Fast One

Credit: Litsa Ahern

When even weeds are beautiful

Credit:  Mary Carver

Tropical tipples

Credit: George Houck

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Driving down back-country roads with a warm breeze blowing, your favorite song blaring, your arm resting on the open window frame

Porch swings, tire swings, ropes swings, hammock swings

Me & my niece Boo

Trips to the beach

Places to eat in your bathing suit & bare feet

Summer camp: the canteen, skit night, bug juice, fierce competition, arts & crafts, singing around the campfire, innocent crushes on camp counselors, kayaking, &  cabin inspections

Watery cocoons of total weightlessness. H2Oh-yeah!

Credit: Mary Carver

Pool parties

Credit: James Garcia

Feasting Alfresco

Those first few moments of soul-warming sunshine after escaping our air-conditioned cocoons

Ice cream! (You scream. We all scream for ice cream.)

Credit: Litsa Ahern

When we make wishes on dandelion dreams

Credit: Debbie Snapp

Sun-dresses, tiki torches, fireflies, swimming holes…what screams summer to you?

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