“Adventure is worthwhile in itself”. – Amelia Earhart
Summer is my favorite season in Minnesota. The weather is usually perfect with brilliant blue skies, bright sunshine, low humidity and sunsets well past ten at its peak. This summer has not been as red hot as usual. We have experienced a lot of rain and the temperatures have been a bit cooler. But that hasn’t stopped me or my family from spending as much time as humanly possible outdoors. Summer is payback for a brutally long, cold winter. Summer is playtime.
“What we play is life”. – Louis Armstrong
Building sandcastles and having fun at one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, this one right outside my doorstep in the city of Minneapolis.
“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live”. – Lin Yutang
“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better”. – Albert Camus
“Life without liberty is like the body without spirit”. – Kahil Gibran
For me, summer is freedom just to simply be. To be outside, to be free, to take in the warm summer skies and dive into the waters. To bike, to run, to swim, to hike, to play and enjoy spending time with my children who are growing up way too fast.
To enjoy the beauty of nature and plant a summer garden. To shop at the local farmer’s market and grill out every night. To eat watermelon, drink a glass of wine outside at sunset or enjoy fresh corn on the cob.
I always get sad when summer ends. It goes way too fast in Minnesota. In less than a month the kids will be back at school again and I’ll be dreaming of the freedom of those hot summer days.
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning”. – Gloria Steinem
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin. To see more entries click here.