Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Fave: Almost Summer!

Happy Friday!

My Friday Fave this week is not a book or website or food or tv show.  It is a season:  Summer.

While I know that Summer technically begins on the Summer Solstice, it still feels like Summer for me from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  That was how Summer was defined in my childhood:  the break from school, the long leisurely days and weeks.

That sense of leisure is what I hope to enjoy this Summer.  This season will not be about travel or adventure, but about working hard (as always!) on weekdays and then unplugging and enjoying some leisure time in the evenings and weekends:  a good book, a long walk, a lazy afternoon, the pleasure of unplanned time.

How about you?  What do you plan this Summer?   I would love to hear from you in the comments section, below.

8 comments:

Mary Huckaby said...

I absolutely love Summer--my favorite season! Although we have no special plans, I will definitely enjoy the warmth, the sunshine, and reading books in the backyard.

Treasures By Brenda said...

I love summer, too but my definition is definitely based on weather and we've been having summer weather for a week or more. Woo hoo! Just like you, I'll be working but trying to make sure I enjoy some time outside doing whatever -- walking, gardening, attending a couple of local festivals.

Birdhouse Books said...

Mary, you have a great place to read in your backyard!

Birdhouse Books said...

Brenda, that sounds like lots of fun! I love local festivals, too. I also hope to walk more in the warmer weather. :-)

Trish

Bob Gilliland said...

I want to get down to Atlanta some this summer. I've been feeling cooped up here in the hills. I have some projects to get started on and I have to work all this in around the summer reading program at the library. It's going to be a squeeze but I'm feeling a bit more adventurous now that winter is past us.

Birdhouse Books said...

Bobby, come on down! We can have a fun day of thrifting (maybe even our old route up to Athens with thrifts and lunch at The Grit?).

Susan Deppner said...

I love the hammock picture! I just told my husband a couple of days ago, as we were enjoying the breeze on the back porch, that we should get a hammock. Maybe that will be his Father's Day present... Anyway, summer here is so very hot, but we love spending time on the porch eating breakfast before the heat of the day or a late dinner as the sun goes down. This year we'll enjoy it even more because it isn't snowing! After such an intense winter, it's wonderful to see summer again. Enjoy yours!

Birdhouse Books said...

Susan, a hammock sounds wonderful for your porch! A meal on the porch also sounds so nice and relaxing. I agree with you completely about how nice it is to have pretty weather after the intense winter we all had!

Trish