Summer is like… (in case you can’t remember)

I love how you can hear the sound of a lawn mower at quarter to 9 at night.

The smell of other peoples barbecues and children playing.

Summer sunsets like the tropics.

The lights that don’t go on til late, if at all.

Windows open, sometimes all night.

Curtains drawn at 9 (pm) or never.

Children running through sprinklers, laughing.

Sleeping without sheets, or clothes.

Doors wide open, windows too.

Washing out and dry, by 12.

Hot concrete.

Cold showers.

Sea breezes.

Sandy beaches.

Salads for meals.

Dining, alfresco.

Light, warmth, light, warmth.


So much heat, you can’t stand it.

This is Summer


and it’s so darn close I can (almost) feel it.


Erena Te Paa sig

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  1. Lorena Barnes
    August 18, 2016 / 9:59 am

    oh what a perfect picture you have drawn here for us! I can’t wait for Summer! With heat and all! There is so much to love about summer compared to winter! As you say days like today just give us a taste of it! I looooooooooooooooooooooove it! Nice bikini!

  2. August 18, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Thank you lovely, I am loving the lure of spring with these pretty stellar days (of late). Long may it continue. I think we’re pretty lucky to have summer as our festive season too as in so much to look forward to. As for the bikini – it’s an oldy but a goody (also my motivation right now!!) xx

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