It’s Midsummer’s Eve! The most wondrous night of the year (according to me) and since tomorrow marks the beginning of Summer, there’s no better time to celebrate her wonders.
The Tastes of Summer
What does Summer taste like? She tastes like lemonade, cherry Popsicles, ripe peaches and plums, sweet watermelon, and succulent strawberries. She tastes like mint, basil, and lemon balm leaves, tart blueberries fresh off the bush, slush, ice cream and fried clams. She tastes of fresh mozzarella and plump tomatoes, olive oil, blueberry flavored iced coffee, potato salad, and the first bite into a grilled hot dog.
The Smells of Summer
What does Summer smell like? She smells like charcoal briquettes citronella candles, wood fires, and the salt of the sea. She smells like fragrant roses, freshly mowed grass, cedar mulch, and warm earth. She smells like White Linen perfume, morning rain, and evening breezes. She smells like sunscreen, baby powder, fresh squeezed lemons, and late afternoon rain.
The Sights of Summer
What does Summer look like? She looks like little girls in flowery sun dresses, little boys in shorts and tees, radiant sunrises and brilliant sunsets. She looks like a garden in the moonlight and the green of a forest, the blaze of the sun’s rays and the light of the stars. She looks like grass blowing in the breeze, daisies and sunflowers kissing the sky, the flash of a butterfly’s wings, and the dazzle of a hummingbird’s feathers. She looks like berry juice dripping off a child’s chin, and fire flies in the darkness.
The Sounds of Summer
What does Summer sound like? She sounds like the toot of a boat’s horn, the quack of a duck, the song of a robin, the croak of a frog, and the splash of a wave. She sounds like lawn mowers, dirt bikes, children laughing, dogs barking, sprinklers spinning, and the roll of thunder. She sounds like the hush of a hot afternoon, a breeze rustling through a tree, secrets being whispered in a fort, and the chime of the ice cream man’s truck.
The Feel of Summer
Summer feels like all the wonders of the Universe have been packaged into three short months.
Enjoy her while she’s here.
Blessed be. :}
that made me think of how I used to .drag the lawn mover backwards so I didn’t slaughter the leopard frogs as they fled in terror.
We have fireflies out now on cape cod. I took my 6 year old grandson out at dusk with a jar last night. We saw a lot, but we didn’t catch any.