Perfect Summer Moments

The beginning of July has always been the peak of summer to me. There’s something so idyllic about the season–even though I’m no longer in school with summers free, when warm weather arrives I still have that same carefree feeling. (Let’s hope the weather actually cooperates this year–it’s been cold and/or rainy for 99% of June so far!) Here are some of my favorite summer moments.

The sound of a lawnmower (very far) in the distance, and the smell of freshly-mown grass.

Blue hydrangeas against a green lawn.

Rainbows in the small drops of water clinging to the grass after the sprinklers have run.

Outdoor showers.

The gentle lapping of the Sound against the sand at Stehli Beach.

Shadows and sunshine along the winding road leading onto Centre Island.

Waiting for the drawbridge in Oyster Bay.

Glimpsing the water as you drive along West Shore Road.

Peach and blueberry pies from our local farmstand.

Fresh raspberries from the garden at my grandfather’s house.

The taste of an ice from the Bonanza Stand.

The sound of sails filling with wind.

Fireflies at dusk.

What are your favorite summer moments?

4 thoughts on “Perfect Summer Moments

  1. Gelato and/or coffee in and around the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin with my wife and son in July 2015! Re-exploring Bremen, Luebeck, and Usedom in June 2009 with my wife a few months before our son arrived that fall. Stays on Gwynn Island, VA, the Outer Banks, (1980s and 90s) and North Myrtle Beach (1970s) with my family as a child, teenager, and young adult. Among many others.

  2. To name a few:
    The cheering song of birds in the morning before it heats up, and again at dusk when it cools down.
    Eating fresh summer produce: sweet corn, new potatoes, watermelon, peaches, nectarines, and apricots are favorites.
    Sipping a chilled Pinot Grigio or crisp Moscow Mule on the patio.
    The rhythmic sound of the surf and sea gulls on the seashore.
    The vibrant colors of summer flowers in bloom.
    It can be the most fleeting of seasons so here’s to summertime!

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