Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shinning, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
Happy Solstice, everyone!
Happy Solstice -
Ah! Summer at last. Steve in Stevens County.
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.
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!