Begin and begin and begin again

Summer began on the last day of school in June. Released before noon, all wearing light colors, and dragging locker-filled backpacks behind them, the kids had freedom on their faces. Summer began again on the solstice, when the sun hung, balanced lightly at the tip of the day, leaning into the sparse night. Summer began… Continue reading Begin and begin and begin again

What we did on our summer vacation

It's the last day of summer, and before we launch into fall color, carved pumpkins, and big bowls of soups and stews, I need to take a moment to acknowledge what we accomplished around here the last couple of months. And when I say we, I really mean he, as in M. Because he was… Continue reading What we did on our summer vacation

52 Weeks – Summer (29/52)

As you can tell, I've been trying to catch up on my posts for my 52-week photo project, so what are the odds that today's post about summer would coincide with the first snow of the season? I'll turn this to my advantage. How about we create a little space of insulation to ward off… Continue reading 52 Weeks – Summer (29/52)

Sweet summer decline

It's been hot here this week. Dog-gone hot. Tongue-hanging-out-of-the-mouth hot. Popsicles-in-the-afternoon-and-then-ice-cream-in-the-evenings hot. The gin is living in the freezer, only coming out briefly in the evenings to mingle with tonic, lime, and ice in our little sippy cups. Summer has come, and hit with full force. And I'm not complaining one tiny itsy bit. This… Continue reading Sweet summer decline