Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Love

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.


  1. One of my main reasons for being in photography is to preserve memories for the future.

    1. And Katie, you do a mighty fine job of it. As does Monica...

  2. Monica, this is ALMOST enough for me to adopt summer as my favorite season. I still love spring and autumn, though.

    Thank you for sharing your love of summer. It is very contagious!

  3. Love your beautiful pictures, Monica!

  4. Beautiful! It looks like you are having a fantastic summer! I've never made a pie with sweet cherries, but this looks delicious. I did have a little cherry tart this summer (restaurant). When it was served, it was yellow, and tasted more like a peach or apricot tart, but sure enough, it was cherry - those yellow-with-a-tinge-of-red Rainier cherries. Not bad, but not exactly what I was salivating about. I'm sure the red sweet cherries would have a whole lot more flavor than what I had.

    1. Yes, some stores sell those yellow Rainier cherries out here and many people prefer them for fresh eating. They're pretty good, it didn't occur to me that you could bake with them. Sounds interesting.


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