The Beauty of Summer

20 Fantasically beautiful things about summer #summeractivities

My front porch

“Summertime and the living is easy”….  I can’t get this song out of my head today.  Do you remember summer as a kid?  Long, carefree days.

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Playing outside until the street lights came on.  A huge stack of library books.  Riding your bike until your legs hurt.  Dropping into bed at night, exhausted.

Moon rise, 20 fantastically beautiful things about summer


My early childhood home had a tin roof.  We didn’t have air conditioning, so all of the windows were always open.

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I vividly remember laying in bed and listening to summer rain on the tin roof.  No sound like it.

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20 Fantastically Beautiful things about Summer:

1. Explosions of color: flowers, sunsets, fireworks

2. Physically hard work in the garden.

3. Fresh fruits and vegetables.

4. Lazy days to read long, hard books…or easy fluff books 😉

5. Summer weddings

6. The smell of rain on hot pavement

7. Celebrating our country’s independence, sparklers, fire works

8. Kids home from college

9. Adult children who decide to spend their summer vacation with their families  <3

10. Shade trees

11. Summertime smells that float on the air: charcoal grill smoke, heady flower fragrances like honeysuckle, suntan lotion

12. Breezes through the windows

13. Ice cream cones!!!!!

14. Reading, eating, dreaming, talking on the porch swing

15. Watermelon

16. Camping, campfires, marshmallows, s’mores, bug spray

17. Lemonade

18. No school!!

19. Water-sprinklers, swimming pools, the ocean

20. His mercies that are new every morning.  I’m so glad that’s not just for summer!

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Please tell me your favorite parts of summer or a favorite childhood summer memory.

Have a beautiful day!



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4 thoughts on “The Beauty of Summer

  1. Joyce

    Rain on pavement is a vivid memory along with the library books, which I still do, and ice cream, because I wouldn’t eat it in the wintertime — too cold!

    My best summer memories are of weeks and summers spent at a Christian camp, both as a child and a parent. Nothing beats those. Flag raising, sunsets, chapel, swim lessons, snack bar, devotions, hikes, canoe trips….

    Love your pics, Elizabeth. Thanks for provoking these good memories.

  2. Lucy

    Now my favorite part of summer is gardening. As a child, some of my favorite memories were of the many road trips we would take. Good times and good memories indeed!

  3. Dawn @ Reveal Natural Health

    My favorite summer memories include ice cream cones after leaving the pool, lemon shakeups from the county fair, eating fresh fruits and berries from our and my neighbors’ bushes and trees, and walking to everyones’ houses. It is fun to remember those times!

  4. Beth

    We had a summer home in Lake Geneva, WI when I was a kid and we would spend our entire summer there just hanging out by the water. Swimming, boat rides, skiing, picnics, etc. Some of my best memories. I miss the laziness that should come with summer. I just want to grab my family and go away for a weekend! Wishing you a beautiful summer, Elizabeth. {Hugs}


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