Wasting away again in Margaritaville, searching for that last chocolate malt,
or something like that.
It's summer time here in the US!
I love summer.
I love the sights, sounds, smells and colors of it. The longer days and the farmers markets.
I begin to dream about it every year on January 1. I will stand at the window looking hopefully at the grass and trees outside, searching for a hint of growth. A little speck of that beautiful,soft green and new growth. A sign of warmer weather coming. Summer!.
I have always thought that Christmas time should be cold and that winter should last until we sang Auld Lang Syne. But as soon as we finish our midnight toasts, I'm done with winter.
I live near the state capital that is located the farthest south. (can you name it?) In my neck of the woods,
summer-time means searching for ways to beat the heat. Everything from water recreation, hydrating and trying to stay near an air-conditioner because (it's an oven here) temperatures climb to dangerously high levels. Summer time means temperatures in the upper 90's and low100's.
I really don't mind.
Water recreation is abundant here. There are lakes and rivers and water parks and lots of pools.
get the duck, Penny!
say hello to aqua-girl!
Almost every house is equipped with an air-conditioner. A long time ago, before electricity, the houses had sleeping porches. They were, as their name describes, porches that were screened in on the outside of the house and people slept there in the summer time because it was cooler there than being inside the house.
Of course hydration is important! And there are lots of ways to be sure you are staying hydrated in the summer time!
Being a southern girl, I have always liked iced tea. Dotti's picture reminded me just how good a
glass of iced tea tastes on a hot summer day! Click here to see it, go ahead, I'll wait.
Last summer I discovered iced coffee courtesy of the Pioneer Woman.
Keeping the kids hydrated is important too. Although it's also fun for the grown-ups!
There's nothing like a pop-ice!
or a sno-cone!
Don't forget about the pets!
Reaching for an adult beverage fills the bill because sometimes you just want to stay in Margarita-ville!
It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
What's you favorite way to beat the heat? Share it with us! Tell us about it or post it in the flickr gallery!
We raise up our glasses against evil temperatures! Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses!
And speaking of H2O, (huh?) don't forget this month's In Focus theme is Water. Perfect theme for summer time!
Add your water shots to the Flikr gallery!
"I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lulliby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder." ~Terri Guillemets