28 August 2011

I sense summer

Perhaps I'm a little premature, or just somewhat hopeful thinking about summer already, given that spring doesn't officially even start till Thursday.

But this past week of sunshine and lighter evenings have made me a believer. In the change of seasons. And the circle of life coming around full-circle once more.

It's no secret that summer is my favourite season. I mean what's not to love?

We have been favoured with a milder than usual winter, if you don't count that freakish snow visit the other week. That could be why I've found it easier than normal not to wish the past few months away like I normally would.

But I think the credit for this winter being more bearable also has a lot has to do with the weekly dose of sensational summer photos displayed on Alicia and Kristi's weekly Crazy Days of Summer link-ups. I haven't been able to participate these past few weeks but as this is the very last week, I decided not to wait any longer to get my summer senses tingling with anticipation.

So awaken oh my soul. Let every sense come alive with:

Dreaming in fields

The blooms of our national Christmas tree (pohutukawa)

Excursions in pyjamas to watch Christmas lights

Wildflowers in summer haze

Picnics in parks

Sandy covered bodies

Learning to ride

Strawberries and cream

Jandals and sandals

Rolling in warm grass

Barefoot walks bathed in setting sun

So Summer, 
don't be a stranger, 
Come right in. 
You are very welcome here. 


alicia said...

Just beautiful. Nothing wrong with dreaming of warmer days ahead. I think we are so blessed to have distinct seasons, to better appreciate the beauty and sunshine. Thanks so much for linking up your beautiful photos for our Crazy Days of Summer Finale!

Jaz from Treacy Family said...

Beautiful. Miss summer, but at least Winter helps us all appreciate it even more. Hope your week remains warm!! xxxx

Unknown said...

That second photo is too cool! Love the last one as well!

Anonymous said...

did you not just have snow Meg???

these images are beautiful
lovely lovely lovely

love and light

Unknown said...

I'm trying not to be jealous, given that our summer is coming to an end, and it really wasn't much of a summer!

Still, that's Scotland for you!

I'm looking forward to autumn coming. At least the weather never disappoints in autumn and winter. They always deliver what they promise over here!

Enjoy your warmer days ahead.

Catching the Magic said...

Absolutely beautiful! I too share your optimism and sense of summer. I am filled with excitement that my folks are coming over to share the joys with us too!

I LOVE your beautifully chosen collection of photographs! Thank you! A delight to look at and to think of.

Mika said...

I saw some cherry blossoms yesterday, and I actually squealed with glee! The seasons are changing...I love it!

Penny said...

Spring is my favourite season, not too hot but lots coming to life. Love all the photos as usual xx


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