Summer Girl

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I am a summer girl. I think it happened the 1st two years of my life…that’s when I lived in Key West and when I think my body & soul decided they have a warm weather mentality. Hot weather is even better, not too hot, but just hot enough to appreciate the shade of a big old oak tree. Pretty much everything about summer is the best though: those afternoon thunderstorms, drinking lemon-limeade on the deck, eating tomato sandwiches, watching the butterflies and bees in the garden, hearing the sound of cicadas in the late summer, spending the whole day at the beach, eating fresh berries for breakfast, watching the cats roll around on the hot pavement, wearing cute sandals…I could probably go on forever.

I am glad that Memorial Day is here and bringing with it the unofficial start of my favorite season. This summer, I am making a promise to myself to pay attention to this one as much as possible, so October doesn’t come around with me wondering where in the hell summer went?

– The painting above is by Robert Reid, an American Impressionist and a favorite of mine. I own a reproduction of this painting, which is called Summer Girl and depicts a Gibson Girl of the Edwardian era.

5 thoughts on “Summer Girl

  • June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm
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    You capture all the things I love about summer perfectly! It’s my fave season as well and I am determined to squeeze out every gorgeous drop of summer that I can this year!

  • June 1, 2010 at 9:17 am
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    you’re welcome, brittany.

  • June 1, 2010 at 9:16 am
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    Thanks, Julianna. I love the bit about your lab as well!

  • June 1, 2010 at 3:26 am
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    I love the way that’s painted. I am an impressionist fan, but have never seen this artist! Thank you for posting. 🙂

  • May 31, 2010 at 4:56 pm
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    I love summer as well and your description of it fits quite eloquently. I love the wafts of ocean air, the sun basking on my likely burning skin, and watching my lab think she’s tougher than the ocean waves 🙂

    Good post.

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