Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 112: Summer Is...

Sunday is the official First Day of Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere.

Summer is...

* Lazy days
* Carefree
* Chasing Fireflies
* Grilling out
* Camping (even if only in the backyard)
* Hiking
* Swimming
* Climbing trees
* Picnics
* Sandals
* Slurping ice cream before it melts
* Outdoor Concerts
* Fireworks on the 4th of July

What is Summer to you?

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Alice Audrey said...

Sunday is the Solstice? My dh and I were trying to figure it out a couple days ago. None of our calenders said.

Adelle Laudan said...

Kewl list. Summer to me is starting each day on the deck with my coffee. I miss this the most during the long winter months.
Thanks for a great list. Happy T13!

Janice said...

Happy Solstice!

I keep thinking Barbecue, and I like my with meat with grilled veggies.

Happy TT.

Shelley Munro said...

Sounds good to me. Another thing - summer is warm! It certainly isn't here in NZ. :)

Ella Drake said...

I wish summer meant sleeping in.
It means long drives & visiting family & bathing suits.

I am Harriet said...

Loved your list.
If only the weather here would cooperate.

CountryDew said...

Great list and wonderful idea for a TT. This summer seems to be the "year of the monsoon" at least where we live ...

Stephanie Adkins said...

Great list. I love summertime (except for the heat and humidity). Happy Thursday! *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Summer is a welcome break from school. I love fireflies.
Happy T13!

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Definitely camping.

PopArtDiva said...

Summer - fresh mown grass, chigger bites, baseball and the smell of Coppertone!

My TT is the opposite of my usual waxing nostalgic over the past, this time I posted 13 Things I DIDN'T like about "the good old days"

i beati said...

love this list

Elise Logan said...

Happy summer. Summer is work for me, but also its a lot of grilling, playing with my daughter, and not being cold. hooray!

Paige Tyler said...

Great TT! Love summer!


My TT is at

Debra Kayn said...

Great list and happy Solstice!

Summer to me is a chance to shake the mildew off, scrap the moss of my shoulders and finally...see some sunlight!

AD said...

i m slurping that ice cream already :D

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Heather said...

Alice - Yes, according to my calendar, Summer arrives this Sunday. Happy Solstice!

Adelle - Oooh...sounds like a wonderful way to start the day!

Janice - Hehe...I'm actually having BBQ chicken with some mixed veggies for dinner tonight. Happy Solstice!

Shelley - Sorry! It's finally warming up here to more summer-like...80F and humid today.

Ella - Sleeping in is always nice. Long drives...not so much. I hope you enjoy the destinations if not the journeys!

Heather said...

Harriet - Thank you. I hope your weather starts to warm up as ours is!

CountryDew - We've had a lot of rain here, too, but thankfully not the flooding of last summer. Finally starting to warm up, though!

Stephanie - Yes, heat and humidity can certainly get to you. I'm especially feeling the latter today.

Jamie - Fireflies definitely win out over school! ;)

Jennifer - I only wish I could do as much camping as I used to. I haven't actually been in a couple years. :(

Heather said...

PopArtDiva - I used to love the smell of fresh mown grass when I was younger. Now I'm allergic. :(

Beati - Thank you!

Elise - While the heat and humidity can get to me, the not being cold is always a plus! Happy summer!

Paige - Thank you!

Debra - LOL...sunlight can be a good thing. Enjoy!

AD - Slurp away! *BG*

colleen said...

Barefoot in sundresses. Zinnias and blueberries.