Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Five

Fresh Cut Grass. I love the smell of fresh cut grass - it means summer. It means vacation, no schedule, warm weather, and so much more. However, where we live, our grass is brown all summer long, so we mow in the fall and early spring. But the images it conjures up are still all about summer. I can't wait until David retires and we go back to the Midwest where grass gets mowed in the summer, and it's green all summer, and dormant in the winter! Simple joys.

Blueberries. I enjoy getting fresh blueberries and washing them up and putting them in a bowl in the fridge. Then, when I'm standing at the fridge looking for something to eat, I snack on the blueberries! So yummy!

Eating dinner outside. Another true sign of summer, and it usually means that David bbq'd! If we eat late enough, it usually has cooled off enough (at least on the back deck) to enjoy dinner on the patio. The boys suggest it just about every night at dinner time; and if we can, we do. It just seems to me that when we eat outside, we take the time to enjoy ourselves a little more. Time seems to slow down for just a moment, and that is nice.

Card Games. Phase 10, Skip Bo, Rummy, Nerts, Spades, Canasta, Euchre...there are probably others that I enjoy, but these are the ones that come to mind right now. I grew up playing card games, and they are one of my favorite memories. My husband isn't much of a card player, so we don't play. I wish we played more. Maybe we will...maybe I'm going to make a new goal! Even though we don't play cards here at home, when I get around some of my family, the cards come out, and it's game on!

Sunsets. Their simple beauty amazes me every time. I love a good sunrise too, but I'm usually not up at that hour to see them, so sunsets it is. Funny how there are some sunsets that truly stand out in my mind. One in particular was my senior year in high school. I had gone to Florida for spring break with my best friend and her family. We had been over on Captiva Island and we all noticed the sunset. It became a mad dash to get the camera and shoot a couple pictures of all of us with the sunset as the background. By the time the last picture was taken, the sun had dipped below the water line. Crazy how fast it sets, but how gorgeous it is for that brief moment. This picture is one I took, and is another one of my favorites. It is somewhere in Kansas, by Fort Riley I think. My Dad was driving with the boys and I, back from my hiatus in Missouri while David was in Iraq. This sunset took my breath away, and I love the picture. I often find myself pulling this picture up on the computer to enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great list, and it toally made me stop hating the humidity for a bit.