Verge of Summer

Tomorrow I will disappear into the woods for a few days. Where I am going, cell phones don’t work. Internet is a luxury. Instead of the lights of towering buildings and racing cars, we will gaze upon the twinkling lights of a billion stars. I’m going to paddle a kayak instead of drive a car. I’ll absorb sunshine like a solar panel. The drinks will be cold and come in bright colors. The food will come off the grill instead of out of the oven. This weekend is the first of our summer cottage weekends. It would be absolutely perfect if my oldest could be there too. Sadly, he has to work.

I wrote this in honor of the upcoming weekend, and the beautiful summer that will follow…

Campfires
Umpires
Parade clowns
Resort towns
Mosquito, mayfly
The Fourth of July
Long walks
Beanstalks
No school
Swimming pool
Warm nights
Squeals of delight
Speed boat
Beach tote
Firework show
Suntan glow
Run free
Climb a tree
Squirt gun
Hot dog bun
Swimwear
County fair
Summer night dream
And ICE CREAM!

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11 comments

    1. The featured photo was taken during another one of those weekends when my oldest missed out because of work. Poor guy. He has a few more years of sacrifice but it will all pay off when he gets that PhD!
      Thank you! I live for Michigan summers! I hope your weekend is lovely as well!

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    1. Thanks so much Ameen! It was such a magical weekend. The Manistee National Forest was a beautiful host. It was hard to come home, but fortunately I do love my city too. 🙂

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