Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy – June 6

Welcome if you are visiting because you are on the 2016 A to Z Post Challenge Road Trip This is a series during the month of June celebrating Summertime


“The summer,’ Randy explained. ‘I’m going to appreciate it. I’m going to walk in the woods noticing everything, and ride my bike on all the roads I never explored. I’m going to fill a pillow with ladies’ tobacco so I can smell it in January and remember about August. I’m going to dry a big bunch of pennyroyal so I can break pieces off all winter and think of summer. I’m going to look at everything, and smell everything, and listen to everything so I’ll never forget –”               Elizabeth Enright, Then There Were Five

If we aren’t going to miss another summer like the ones we had while growing up, one that we know will go by all too fast, we need to follow the resolutions that Elizabeth Enright writes about. What are we going to do this summer that we can remember in January? Leave me a comment about something you are planning to do to today. I suppose running under the sprinkler is an option.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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7 Responses to Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy – June 6

  1. I am planning to play all summer in the garden….

  2. johnvic8 says:

    I’m going to watch the birds feeding at the suet feeder.

  3. dino0726 says:

    Your series on summer reads has caused me a lot of reminiscing. I remember there was an embankment behind our house and right into the woods. We’d go down there without a thought, but now that I’m an adult, I think “We could have run into snakes and all kinds of things!”
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  4. patgarcia says:

    I am definitely not going to run under the sprinkler here in Germany. The weather here is still mildly cool. In fact, every year I pray that we will have a long hot summer. The majority of the time it is rainy, wet, and cloudy with temperatures in the sixties. We’ve had a couple of good summers but you can count them on one hand and still have fingers left over.

  5. pbmgarden says:

    Make lavender ice cream.

  6. Summers were so wonderful when I was growing up! The long, hot days playing outside were wonderful. Now that I’m not in school anymore, it doesn’t seem as special 😦 It’s really hot where I am (southern FL), so I think I’ll look for a sprinkler to run under to cool off.

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