summer days

Author: angiem, 07 02nd, 2013

Summer’s finally here. And it is HOT! In the Pacific Northwest we only get two, sometimes three months break from the relentless rain that hammers against us, our towns and our forests. When summer finally arrives we treasure it for about five minutes and then proceed with complaints about how unbearably hot it is.

Which just shows how ungrateful we are. Because really, what’s there to complain of?  Hours of doing absolutely nothing other than sitting at an outdoor cafe with our kids or our friends? Picking raspberries, cherries or peaches at the multiple family farms surrounding Portland, which we’ll take home and turn into pies and cobblers? Biking and picnicking in the shade of a tree by the water’s edge? Meeting friends for happy hour and not having to rush home and get the kids to bed? Exploring new hiking trails?

There is really no reason to complain.

So hello, Summer. And welcome!


8 Responses to “summer days”

  1. Jena Says:

    I’m jealous!!! I want to sleep in to!! I can only do it on the weekends. For me summers all work and very little play. Love your picks!!! :-)

  2. bobi Says:

    sounds like a beautiful life. :)

  3. Corinne Says:

    It is a magical time… Enjoy it!! :)

  4. Ava Says:

    I spend my summer moving from one air conditioned room to another. I can’t stand the heat unless I’m at the beach.

  5. Ruth Says:

    Ah July…ly…ly (from the song Free Bird by Goldfrapp). I think you really captured it. Here it’s too hot, the earth is drying up and cracking, and the only relief is going west to the coast to get a cooling ocean breeze. The sun has no mercy, but when it finally sets, the blue darkness finally cools our air and we can shut off the AC and open the windows. I’m enjoying the fresh produce that’s ripening now and reading! Enjoy your summer and thank you for the summery post! Love u!

  6. Victoria Says:

    We’re in the UK right now, but I’m so looking forward to getting back to that fabulous PDX weather you’re enjoying. Afternoons splashing down at Jamison Square are definitely on the cards. Enjoy.

  7. angiem Says:

    Victoria, I’m going to start looking for you there.

    Love you right back, Ruth! And missing you guys. You have the perfect backyard to while away the evening, reading.

    Ava, I hope you get to go to the beach at least once this summer.

    It is, Corinne! Thank you!

    Bobi, that’s right. And so happy that you are part of it. :)

    Jena, I’m sorry. I hope you get to play at least on your days off. xxx

  8. Bunny Says:

    You write so beautifully and your family is so blessed. What a wonderful way to spend a sumner.
    It’s great to visit your blog

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