June 21, 2011

Welcome Summer!


This morning as I walked down the sidewalk, the air was a’ buzz with June bugs. It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since I did a June bug post here on SBS. Maybe my fondness for them comes from childhood memories of trying to catch the little boogers while spending summers at my great-grandparents’ farm.


Isn’t it funny how something so small can represent such a dear memory? Sort of like every time I catch a whiff of cherry-vanilla scented Jergen’s lotion, I think of my granny. Our lives and calendars are so full these days…I want to be able to look back on this time warmly and not be sad because I rushed around so much I forget to make memories.

I think one of the things that made me fall in love with my southern beau is how he always reminds me to take life less seriously. He favors my great-grandpa in that way, and others...they are both outdoorsy types who enjoy hunting, fishing and just being outside. I'm not a big fan of hunting myself but as long as guns are kept securely in gun safes, I guess it's just another sport.

baseball in the grass

Speaking of sports, summer certainly is a season that brings plenty of them and summer officially begins today. Let’s spend this season enjoying the little things and really make it one for the books. Even if all that means to you is sleeping in 10 extra minutes or enjoying your lunch under a lovely shade tree somewhere.


And if your lunch happens to include a crisp, cold gin & tonic, I think that’s pretty great too! Happy Tuesday and Happy 1st day of Summer!
{images via the talented adwriter’s flickr photostream}