And, a big welcome to summer!
This has been a hotter than usual month of June with highs in the 90's. It's most likely balancing the cool May we just had. Anyway, my favorite season of the year has arrived, and I'm happy!
So, in words and pictures, let's have a mini-celebration of summer!
"Then followed that beautiful season...Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light...."
-Henry W. Longfellow
"It was June, and the world smelled of roses."
-Maud Hart Lovelace
"Woods are filled with the music of birds, and all nature is laughing under the glorious influence of summer."
Summer humor: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."-James Dent
Memories: My grandmother's (Mema's) birthday was in the summer. I always remember her fondly, especially around her birthday, June 23. She was a special person who always tried to make us grandchildren feel special.
In her home, when we were little, she'd have a drawer for each one of us with little gifts she'd put in there for our visit. Her cookie jar was always running over with delicious sugar cookies which she'd make without using any recipe.
Mema's cookie jar now has a special place in our home.
She took her time to help me with my art since she was a naturally talented artist. I still have a painting we did together. In fact, she got my parents and brother interested in art, as well.
One of Mema's Beautiful Paintings
Although she's been gone for many years, her kindness still lingers.
"A simple act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on a person's life."
Positive thought: "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."-Celia Thaxter
Thanks for visiting! Until next weekend, Becky