Summertime and the living is ….

by Mindy Lockard on June 19, 2011

Out west we are celebrating our first week of school free summer! Slow moving mornings, afternoons spent poolside and early evening cocktails on the patio with friends. For me this is what gracious living is about, slowing down to embrace life and the people in it. Soaking up every moment.

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What aspects if summer do you most enjoy?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Morgen 06.20.11 at 10:11 am

The best thing about summer is the gardening, I think. Pruning the roses, watching the new buds come in, picking tomatoes fresh from the vine – and the smell of fresh-mowed grass. Heaven!

Kate Lewis 06.20.11 at 10:37 am

The pace of everything…mornings aren’t laced with anxiety, meals are a little later in the day, conversations are about things other than school assignments and appointments. We have a summertime tradition…whoever sees the first fire fly of the night gets to make a wish. Now, what’s not to enjoy about that?

Ridgely's Radar 06.20.11 at 10:41 am

Heaven! We are doing that on the East coast too! Although not me particularly.. I have to work.. 🙁
I most enjoy eating outside – to me it is the most wonderful luxury! Happy Summer!

Mindy Lockard 06.20.11 at 2:30 pm

Fresh cut roses always remind me of my grandmother. When she visited us (when I was a child) I’d always find a cup of fresh cut roses on my bedside table. Those are summer memories that not even time can take away! Thanks for the reminder, Morgen!

Mindy Lockard 06.21.11 at 5:19 am

Summer cooking is my favorite from veggies to fruit I love it all. Too bad we don’t live closer, Lady! We could cook up a storm!

Sharon 06.21.11 at 5:10 pm

love the picture!!! Love the slower pace and sitting outside AND seeing neighbors!!!!!!

Mindy Lockard 06.22.11 at 2:21 pm

I couldn’t agree more, Sharon. In the NW we are in the house for most of the winter and spring. All of the neighbors come out in the summertime!

Lizzie 06.25.11 at 8:49 am

I love summer! As a Califori-gonian I have had to adjust to summer as a season rather than a way of life. But, it does make me appreciate warm days by the pool and afternoon cocktails, grilling out and late sunsets! My very favorite part of summer is having my three rambunctious boys home from school and busy playing outside!!

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