Thursday, July 8, 2010

Top 10 Reasons I Love Summer

10. Fireflies!

9. The hummingbirds return.

8. Birds join in the morning chorus.

7. In the cool morning or late evening light, picking blueberries from my garden.

6. Picking fresh peas, fresh basil, fresh anything.

5. Playing in the water.

4. Going barefoot, bare-legged, bare-armed.

3. Long, long days.

2. The joy of porch sitting.

And the number 1 reason I love summer:

1. Sleeping on my porch (when it's too hot to sleep inside). Just me, the stars, the crickets and frogs, and . . . the raccoons.  (Not my photo, unfortunately, but they were just as cute! I just hope they stay out of the blueberries.)


  1. Don't you appreciate the pleasures of summer more and more each year? I do. Are you growing scallions again this year? They were the magic ingredient in that wonderful soup you made, if I remember correctly (no guarantee about that). Blueberries in the garden are the best -- we always picked blueberries when I was growing up. Thanks for this list, Marileta, to remind us of what's important.

  2. I love this post, Marileta! And I know you have a wonderful porch. :)

    Erin B.

  3. This summer is especially enjoyable, because I have the time to enjoy it!

    Erin, I hope you'll come back to H'dale sometime and sit on my porch!

  4. I'll have to make the trip sometime, Marileta; I'd love to see you!

  5. Love your summer list! Looking forward to a little porch sitting with you!

  6. Thanks, Clara. Hope the weather cooperates.