Quote, 06/21/11

anneliese_32(6)June 21, 2011

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Russell Baker

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shinning, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

James Dent

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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

Happy Solstice, everyone!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 7:42AM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

Happy Solstice -

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 9:36AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Ah! Summer at last. Steve in Stevens County.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 11:00AM
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endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)

Is there anything better than a soft summer rain? With gentle rolling thunder; not too loud and not too soft. The rain occasionally comes in driven sheets, and other times it is just a nice vertical soaker. Weather that is not a threat is a friend.

We do need the rain as it has been mostly bone dry the last 5-6 weeks. Methinks I will go splash in it for a bit. The two bigger dogs don't really mind and are quite happy to act in what others would consider a foolish manner and keep me in good company.

Now me, I prefer to live, I do. Even if it's in a warm summer rain. There's a saying, in Latin, Carpe Diem. Seize the day. I will modify that to suit my whims. Don't quite know the Latin, so I will just seize the moment.

Observe your surrounding and write. Abbey's book came to day and I plan to wallow in it this afternoon. Wonder what I can glean from his style? Gleefully I will steal, pinch, nab, etc., from any writer that I happen to take a fancy to, or was in some way successful. Though I can write in an academic fashion my true desire is in creative writing. My muse has been absent for a while but is back.

There was a goodly crack of lighting now, followed by a long low frequency roll of thunder.

Yelp, seize the moment. You never know what life has in store for you at any time.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 4:34PM
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mawheel

Happy Solstice, everyone! As my Dad always said, "Now, the days will begin to grow shorter and soon it will be Winter".

Gee whiz, I hate to be a wet blanket, but I have to disagree with Russell Bakers' quote--for myself, anyway. Summer has the power to make me suffer -- BUT I SURE DON'T LIKE IT!! :>(

Come on, October!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 5:50PM
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