Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Slow Down

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Sam Keen

The other day a friend of mine said, "Seems like summer is coming to an end."

No, I cried out. I'm thinking it just began. After the whirlwind of spring around my house, this past week felt like the first breath of summer's air.

I've spent the time reading, reading, and reading. Swept the floor, read a chapter. Watered the plants, read a chapter. Pulled all the pieces of my WIP novel out of its basket and organized it on the table, read a chapter.

Somewhere along the line, I've lost my camera and failed at a fresh squeezed vegetable/fruit diet with my youngest son. Hey, we made it through breakfast and lunch. But, last night, looking at the lovely green glass of goodness we'd prepared for dinner, we took little time deciding to pour it back in the pitcher. (Moms have to be supportive, you know.)

Anyway, here are some photos I took (before I lost my camera) of my bougainvilleas and some other moments from the summer.

Middle son trying out his new clothes for a new wildlife job in Wyoming.Prepping the crawdads.A summer feast.A crowd in the kitchen.
(Please note the placement of my granddog's head.)
New friends in our backyard.
Hope you're finding some lazy moments in your summer.


  1. Seems like I've been nothing but lazy these first few weeks of summer...Spring was a different story though. Your summer feast looked fun! Hope the camera turns up!

  2. You know, I've never tried crawfish and I live in Oklahoma. Summer is meant for living easy, especially when you can't handle 105-110 degrees out.
    I hope you find your camera soon. It's gotta be around.

  3. Looks like there are NO lazy moments out your way at all!!

  4. I took your advice and have been reading up a storm. I really liked The Lace Reader and The 19th Wife. Also, Half-Broke Horses.

    I go back to work in 2 weeks ; -((((

    I like your new friends!

  5. I'm on a random things found in the garden diet, just because I haven't felt like going to buy groceries but I have been walking the dog to the local nursery and buying plants. I've not had the urge to mash my veggies into a pulp, though.

    Hope you find your camera!

  6. Lazy, lazy, lazy...
    If I didn't have to get up and out to go to work, I'd spend the entire day refilling my water glass and turning pages...

  7. Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer for sure!!
    Here we went from freezin' winter temps to hot hot summer. Spring passed us by!
    Loving summer!!

  8. Not nearly enough lazy goin' on around here.

  9. I like that you're reading a lot - you did publish a reading list a while back, as I recall, and I'll have to go to it for some ideas. Every book I have picked up in the last few weeks has been a bit of a dud, which is highly unusual.

    I did a two-week cleanse of sorts that was supposed to last for 3...I couldn't have done more than a half day on your liquid veg.

    Enjoy your summer, Julie, and ignore the naysayers who think it's almost over.

  10. I would give anything for one lazy day! With my work schedule, it's impossible. Great pics! That crawfish boil looks like fun!

  11. Silly me! I expected a fabulous recipe for lime mojitos to attend that green glass of healthy fabulousness :)!

  12. So good to see you and the rest of the family crowding each other.
    Are you still job-hunting?

  13. So good to read about your lazy summer. Mine has been nothing but work, work, work so far. I'm looking for some lazy. I may have to go to Texas.

  14. It's good that you're reading, reading, reading! Why not?! :)

    I'm leaving for a week soon, and that's what I plan to do.

    Looks like good family time around your house. How nice.

    I've never had crawfish either. Gotta find some and try it.

  15. Quite dully, I was about to ask you, "Where do you think you lost your camera?" Doi.

    Breakfast and lunch as fresh fruit/veg I can do, too. But come dinner, it's time for some REAL food.

    Enjoy these last weeks of summer, hon.

  16. Love the barn swallows! It sounds like you're having a perfect summer. Ours has barely begun if you use weather as a guide. At this rate I'm expecting summer to last until November.

    What's the best of your reading so far?

  17. I miss summer..

    I know what you mean. as soon as you get into the stride and pattern of summer days it seems it's leaving.. I hope yours lasts.....

    Love your bougainvilleas.. beautiful.. they colour alone spells summer for me!!

    Have a lovely summer's weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

    Love the dog... snooping in the bin!

  18. Here in the desert southwest summer starts in early May and lasts until October. We don't even "think" about summer winding down until mid September.

    We slow down because, like Linda in Oklahoma, 110 degrees has the effect on the human body.

  19. Wonderful lazy summer photos. I think I'm going to go out right now and water my plants. Wish I has some bougainvilleas! I love them...

    Hope the camera finds its way to you!

  20. I'm not sure I could live only on green juice. The crawdads look yummy.

  21. Looks like lots of summer fun. I lost a camera sometime over the last four months. Did you find yours?

  22. Summer IS just beginning. Some fine images here .. I hope you find your camera soon!


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