Thursday, May 27, 2010
How quickly Spring has said it's goodbyes (the little bit we had of it here in Centerville!) and Summer begins easing in this weekend...whatever your plans for Memorial Day are, be it a barbeque, sailing, gardening, flea~marketing or just relaxing, I hope you will take time to honor the true meaning behind the holiday...
I noticed on my Nature walk today, the slightest changes as Spring turns into Summer... even the weeds on the trail look pretty (to me they are beautiful Wildflowers, like the one in the picture above I took today!)... Memorial Day weekend traditionally has been considered the beginning of Summer, even though the Summer Solstice is not until mid~June... I remember as a little girl I could not wait for school to get out for the Summer!... then happy, carefree days, spent with my little sister Jill, enjoying the simple pleasures in life... looking for four~leaf clovers (Jill just told me today she wants to do this again, so do I Jill!)... making clover garlands to wear around our necks or in our hair, out of sweet clover blossoms... setting up our Koolaide stand (we usually drank it all ourselves and didn't make a dime!), digging to China, running through the sprinklers, eating watermelon, making sno~cones on Jill's sno~cone machine, catching Butterflies (which we always let go of course!), playing baseball in the field, riding our bikes in the orchard, walking to downtown Bountiful with a quarter to spend on penny candy and surprise balls (remember those?)... going to the library and picking out fun books to read on a lazy summer's day...rollerskating in our driveway (with our skatekey on a shoelace around our necks)... running excitedly to greet the icecream truck and taking forever deciding if we wanted a banana bar or a drumstick... picking out my new pair of Keds for the summer at the old JC Penneys store in Bountiful...did I want red, white or blue? ... only got one pair to last all summer, which was hard to do what with climbing trees, playing tag and hide~and~go seek... picking bright red cherries and popping them in our mouth, not even caring that their sweet red juice was running down our face...laying in the cool grass after dark and counting the stars... Summer holds so many precious memories for me... but those memories don't have to end... I plan on being that little ten year old girl again this summer, and doing fun summertime things once again... I shall run through the damp grass in my barefeet, and sip lemonade on the porch... I shall wear my hair in a ponytail and let the sun bring out my freckles on my nose... I shall paint my toenails bubble~gum pink... I'm even going to eat bright red cherries and savor their sweet juice running all down my face and not worry about it!...I even bought me my summer pair of Keds the other day... chocolate brown ones!... oooh, there are so many good things about summer, and I will be posting about alot of them throughout this beautiful season that is upon us... so, to all of you, I wish you a most beautiful "beginning of Summer" weekend, and also, to my dear brother~in~law Wes, Happy Retirement Day tomorrow! I will see you at your party at your office... I love you Wes!... xoxo
Posted by Julie Marie at 6:53 PM