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Will not say “good-bye” to summer

Viewing the Season

Not today, I’m not going to think about summer is coming to an end.  I want to reflect on the moments shared with others and the laughs that have lifted my spirits.  Those warm days with a mild breeze, birds flying overhead and breathing in the freshness of grass cut.  The summer joys of gathering around the tantalizing aroma of the grill while it cooked my favorite meal and the taste of homemade ice cream.   Those strolls on the shore, after a day of play in the waves, feeling relaxed while waves softly wash my feet and there seemed to be magic in the air.  The serene evening of sitting on the screened porch while crickets are keeping temp as they play.  The travels and trips to see family and friends has been something to treasure from summer, also, the experiences have given me an optimistic hopefulness to writing and see things more creative.

So, I will not say “good-bye” to summer, but will welcome autumn and the joys of new experiences to be shared as I look forward to hikes, changing of the leaves, cozy-hoodie weather, bonfires, photographing color and whatever comes my way that can inspire and evolve creativity!

Seasons May Disappear in the Wind

Capture the sunrise; allow the newness to unfold,

Graciously accept the blessings with the setting sun.

Embrace the moment that was meant to be shared,

Each season is changing and disappears in the wind.

Dream with passion, for it can sparkle like the stars,

Guidance and strength; lean on the Guardian of Hope.

Rise to embrace, the challenges as they develop,

Find the gift embedded, rich like the red sky of night.

SGW

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Summer Desires

Quench the Thirst

These months that I call summer seem to go by too fast.  The heat may slow me down where I’m sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair, sipping cold ice tea, and watching the children play in the water sprinkler seem lazy, but time still seems to get away from me.  No matter how fast I move to get things done or relax to enjoy the moment, time continues to tick on by.

I know when I plan my vacation, I will mark the calendar and tell others I just cannot wait to visit the beach or mountain, but most of all; it is the anticipation of wanting to spent time with the family or friends.  I get excited as I plan activities, outings, and dining menus.  Some preparations of getting the vehicle ready, laundry and packing, and other chores seem to take energy I truly don’t want to waste, but once there to relax in the conversations and laughter, it all seems worth it.  The energy to leave, I especially do not want to use and always wish that vacation could last a little bit longer.

I think about one of the latest release movies and the interest of finding the “Fountain of Youth,” but to me, I would prefer the magic to slow time down, but continue forward.  I have enjoyed growing older, and the opportunities I have experienced; I would just like to have more seconds in a minute, and more minutes in an hour, to make more hours in a day.

When I was young, I looked forward to coming home, so I could share with friends the excitement I had and show the photos I took.  Now that, I am older, home has a different meaning when extended family live out of state, children live in another town, and close friends have moved to new locations, so vacations, family and friends coming together is what I look forward to, so I can share the experiences I have encountered over the year and show the photos I have taken.

This summer is another moment in time, full of plans and excitement to be with family and friends and as I scrapbook each vacation, Holiday, birthday, and other significant events, I realize as time keeps ticking, I have done quite a bit with my life even if I have moved fast to get things done or just sat back to relax.

Time

Each minute is a moment,

Each moment is time spent,

Creating an experience,

Crafting a talent into skill,

Sharing to improve the quality,

Collecting the various treasures,

That family and friends provide.

SGW

Creative Summer Fun

Summer Joys

What new creative memories will be made this summer?

The days are passing with the heat rising and kids are looking forward to summer vacation.  This time of year can open the doors to adventure.  Planning escapes to the pool, beach, or even mountain lakes.  It’s a time for family and friends to gather for cookouts, ball games, and park retreats.  The summer months offer longer days with sunny weather, and even the evenings with fireflies, campfires and smores add to the enjoyment.   It’s a time to photograph those vacation memories with everyone smiling and relaxing.  Children jumping into the sprinkler, dogs hoarding the kid’s pool, making a splash into the swimming pool or riding a wave into the shore at the beach, these adventures make the summer heat seem refreshing.

It’s also a time when I will say, as I have aged, I am grateful for air conditioning.  To remain cool indoors as creative ideas inspire me to write.  When the opportunity is not near to experience that refreshing cool down with the splash of water fun, the coolness of the indoors has become essential to aiding to the summer enjoyment.

I can remember from the excitement of the last day of school and saying to friends and acquaintances, “See ya this fall,” I knew my bike was waiting, games would be played, and I had no fear of walking barefoot in the creek.  I didn’t need a cell phone or computer.   Even, after graduation, and knowing I had a summer job, the creative plans were there to find coolness with water fun either with family or friends.  I laugh to myself, when I remember those summer jobs of working in the fields of tobacco, picking peppers and beans, and even mowing the grass and proud that my skin reflected with a tan and showed time spent in the sun.  With those memories, the experiences of summer adventures, I truly do not remember much complaining of the summer heat.  I am sure there were some complaints, but the creative things about memories; we can make the choice to remember what makes us smile.  Maybe that is why so much has been written on, “Making the most of each moment,” so as the memories are formed this summer, this fall we will look back and laugh, knowing we experienced those adventures of coolness with summer fun.

Summer Blast

Summer Fun

It’s only June, and the heat has risen to the temps of summer. These times when I am outside I want to be near the water. If it’s not a time for recreational fun, then air conditioning I seek. When I’m hot, I have discovered that I don’t move as fast, so now I know why they call these times the “lazy days” of summer in the south.

I enjoy sitting indoors, in the coolness of air conditioning, to write, but I will have to say that the outside calls me. I can remember those times when school was out as a child and the summer heat did not seem to slow me down from walking, riding my bike, or running the bases as we played street baseball. It was a time of social fun and days seemed to last longer.

It is those memories that convey ideas for writing and developing characters for a story. Those childhood moments of summer fun, full of energy, dreams, and hopes for the future, that gives inspiration to escape for ideas now that I am an adult. Escaping into the laughter of imagination of super powers, being the hero, flying to new worlds, and pretending the “happy ever” when gold and silver of the pirate ships were found. Yes, I will say, I remember those “lazy days” of summer. It’s only June, and the temperature is rising to prepare for summer, so it’s time to enjoy the outdoors and develop those moments into a story that can be shared.

Summer Fun

Bare foot in the sand,

A game of Kick the Can,

Swinging from the trees,

Avoiding the bees,

Hide and seek at dusk,

Street light base a must,

Fireflies dancing along,

Crickets playing their song,

Summer fun makes a splash,

Memories, time went too fast.

SGW

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