This post is just a few of my favorite things about summer.
As I drive by green fields and ponder roadside wild flowers, I think "What a gift!" This is my favorite time of year and these are things that bring me much joy. I want to live in the present with them as much as possible, soaking in their goodness and preserving them in my heart so I can summon these recollections when the year is dark and cold.
Fireflies, or as we called them when I was a kid, Lightnin' bugs.
Shelter from the sun under a covered bridge.
I've expounded on my love of corn fields before, so I'll let this speak for itself.
Wild flowers by a stream.
Is there anything more cheerful than a sunflower?
I bought an ice cream maker on sale a few years ago and didn't even take it out of the box until now. Usually, the store deals are so good that I can buy ice cream cheaper than I can make it. However, announcing that we're making ice cream is so much fun. You can't put a price on that.
It's especially good with fresh cherry cobbler. I really enjoy sweet cherries and prefer them for baking over the sour cherries.
If you haven't fallen in love with summer yet, it's not too late.