Rustle of wind in the leafy trees
Wine and an outdoor fire at the end of the day
Wild Salmon from the Atlantic
Smelly, dirty children with blueberry stains around their mouths and sweat stuck to their skin
Husband with a tall and broad frame moving next to boy as he rides his bike without training wheels
Girl with clumps of summer in her hair playing la la with her favorite friends, her fingers!
Furthermore: Fatty Bombalatty
Apple tree which dumps a dozen apples on our sidewalk for the kids to pick up and eat two months out of the year
Sunshine that melts into your skin. Warm. Indulgent!
Lavendar from my garden. Garden. Garden. Tomatoes, purple and red peppers, eggplant, strawberries, onions, cosmos, roses, squash, pumpkin, carrots, beets, zucchini, mint, basil, rosemary, cantaloupe, raspberries, cabbage, nasturtium…. Accomplishment!
Picnic Table dinners
Windows open at night. Underwear for pajamas. Bare feet. Flip flops.
The fear of impending winter and more snow than is necessary….
Life is sunny and open windows. Neighbors are seen and heard. Crickets lull us to sleep and flowers fill their air with essence. It’s summer! The end of summer.
This may be the last one here for us!