I am not a "summer" person. However, it does have it advantages.
What are your favorite things about summer?
Everyone's will be different, I am sure!
My favorite things:
1. I don't have to cook for nearly 3 months!!!!
(everyone clap hands!)
2. I don't have to bundle up with layers of clothing.
3. I get to see all the WEIRD tatoos people have, in Walmart!
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
Checking the garden every morning to see what opened!
"Those that throw mud, lose ground!" :>)
3. Sitting outside watching the butterflies and listening to the birds, we have a mockinbird that I just love
5. No snow
6. driving with windows and/or top down
it's the next best thing to SPRING.
Wavy, why don't you like summer?
My favorite thing about summer is everything!!! The warmth, even though I *itch and gripe about the humidity and extreme temps, it's still better than shivering. Love the summer veggie garden, the fact that I can hang clothes on the outside line....the birds and butterflies, the smell of fresh mown grass, and my very favorit thing is the way my garden smells on those hot humid nights. You walk out on the porch and all those fragrances hit you and it's wonderful.........oh and did I mention fireflies?
I normally love summer, getting in the pool on hot days, anxiously waiting to see what will be blooming in my flower garden, picking fresh greens beans for Sunday dinner with the family.Not having to bundle up to go outside.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. Janet Kilburn Phillips
I love everything about summer.
Wavy, why don't you have to cook?
"I've decided to quit my job, drop out of society, and wear live animals as hats."
Wavy,Love your #1 .I grill more in the summer too.I will grill once for 2 nights of meals.
#3-that is the truth.We've been on 2 beach vacations so far and everyone I looked tattoos EVERYWHERE.Mainly people under the age of 30.Some cool,pretty,some just ulgy and full body tats or full arms covered too.
I Love the flowers & plants.The scents of nature.
The beach trips and the grilling.I miss having a pool the most.
Edited to say,everything Vera Ellen said.Beautiful said Vera.This message has been edited. Last edited by: jackierenette,
1. Enjoying my plants...everything is bare and brown all winter, depressing!
2. Warm weather
3. Day trips to the beach
5. Being home with my family (I'm a teacher).
I also love walking around checking on all of my flowers. Every day there is something different!
But my favorite is DH & I having our coffee in the gazebo. There is a bird feeder & fountain in view. It's lovely & the bugs can't get to us!
My 1900s farmhouse:
I love staying home with my boys, getting to sleep in, not being on a schedule.
I don't like the heat and getting sunburned, all those nasty weeds that pop up.
I don't have to cook in the summer because my DH likes to use the grill.
That definitely works for me!! (wish I lived in a state with milder weather!!)
I don't like the summer because I don't like really hot weather and I'm often bored in the summer. I sometimes go to the beach on the weekends, but during the week I'm usually alone. For those that live in warm-weather states, where it gets hot many, many days during the summer, what do ya'll do during the day? Unless I go to the beach, I'm usually hot and bothered!!! Maybe if I had more friends it would be different!
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
I like the laid back feel of summer and anticipation of my favorite season coming...fall!
We aren't going on a vacation this year because my husband doesn't want to take time off from work. But, we live in a semi-rural area and it's almost like being on vacation because it's beautiful, quiet and we have great neighbors that all like to do things together.
The only thing I really don't like about summer is the humidity...and we have a lot of it here. Being right near the Potomac river doesn't help that either.
I really do like all the seasons. Life's good!
On another note...don't you wonder if those people will eventually regret their tattoos?
I saw a beautiful, tall girl who was about 21 the other day and she had completely ruined herself with random, silly tattoos ALL over her, including her neck. She had clusters of cherries, happy faces, puppy paw prints, you name it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: My dog,
~Jean~ in garden zone 6b
I went to the beach last Sunday. I was trying to find someone WITHOUT A TATTOO it was nearly impossible!! I noticed that many 'older' people (women!) have joined the club and are sporting 'little tattoos'. There was a young girl with her mother right next to me at the beach. The girl had a big tattoo by her waist/hip area on the side. Waaaay too big for my liking! It looks okay on her now, cause she was very young and shapely. Unless she plans on maintaining her shape when she gets older, it will look ridiculous with an overweight, sagging body when she is 60 y.o. and going to have her gallbladder removed. Most of the girls I saw had too many ugly, large, eyesore tattoos. I hate tattoos on the neck or chest, that area is sacred.... I know I will probably get in trouble for this, but I am allowed to voice my opinion.... (until the tattoo police reprimand me)This message has been edited. Last edited by: Wavy,
SPRING HAS F I N A L L Y SPRUNG!!!!!
Tattoos are definitely a personal thing. As for me, I don't like them at all.
Since I'm a quilter, if I'm at home I spend the hot days quilting, or reading, or playing on this computer. Even though I could go over to the beach, I very seldom do. Maybe twice a year if someone comes to visit. Actually, I go over there more in the winter to birdwatch than any other time. Don't even remember the last time I actually just "went to the beach".
I'm on a local board with all moms and there was a poll--half of the women had tattoos! I didn't realize it was that popular.
Here's another one who doesn't like tats!
I do know 2 people who got them but they did their's kind of different....my son has his wife's name tattooed around his ring finger and his wedding band covers it. A gal about my age got one...she got a butterfly tattooed on her big toe...you can almost see that one!
I guess my favorite thing about summer is the home grown veggies.
It's too hot/humid down here to really enjoy summer. We don't "do" the beach & don't have a pool either, but we do enjoy sitting outside & reading.
"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
Somehow everything in summer seems easier and not as much planning is required. However it's still a lot of work as I have too large a garden and too many weeds but there is lots to like about it.
~I love being able to open the windows and have fresh breezes blow through the house.
~I love being able to wear flip flops all the time! Almost as good as being completely barefoot. In the winter I have to wear warm boots which gets old pretty quickly. I still wear flip flops indoors in the winter. My feet are almost always warm.
~I love the colorful flowers and various shades of green in my garden even tho I'm still not on top of the weeds and may never be. LOL I love to see some of the plants I've propagated doing well.
~I love seeing all the little toads as well as the occasional large Granddaddy toad.
~I love making compost.
~I love summer thunderstorms. Got one going on right now altho it's not close.
~I love seeing all the birds altho there are some here all winter too. I love robins and there are a lot of them here this year. When they go I'll know cold weather is coming.
~I'm enjoying suntanning on my deck which I hadn't done for several years. I know that's a no-no for some people but I do it early or late and haven't burned or even gotten a dark tan. So relaxing to sit out and read, look at my garden, and ignore the weeds. ;-D
Guess I'm weird but I like some tattoos altho don't have one. Have always wanted one but don't like pain and can't decide what I'd have. I'm amazed at how many young women have tats completely covering their backs and upper arms. They almost look as if they have clothing covering their bare backs. Some are very well done. It doesn't seem as odd to me when a man has full tats as that used to be more common and women only had small ones.
"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow
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I don't like the summer heat either. I could never do well in a warmer climate since I feel nauseous in the heat. But I do like the summer flowers and the garden with new surprises each day. I love the birds that come and visit, the hummers and orioles are my favorites! I love going out without a coat. I also love thunderstorms, but we haven't had any rain this summer. I love running out to get the paper in bare feet! I love fresh produce at the roadside stands, everything is so ripe and delicious. Tomatoes, herbs, peppers, peaches, corn, it's all great!
But I adore the fall, I can't get enough of the leaves and the crisp nights! So even though I like summer, I do love the fall more!
I hate summer, it's the only time of the year I really can't spend any time outside. Fall, Winter and Spring are great here in Florida. But June, July and August and half of September it's indoor projects for us. No BBQ - too hot. No gardening unless I want to get heat stroke.
We plan everything around here, parties, traveling, landscaping between October and April.
I guess the ONLY thing I like about summer is that all the trees are full and thick and I can't even see a hint of my neighbors.
OK and maybe snoballs.
We seriously need a summer house waaay up north for 3 months.
Whether You Think You Can Or You Think You Can't..... You're Right - Henry Ford
not so many clothes
Lots of daylight
love to spend lots of time outside!
Zone9lady, come to Michigan for the summer, hang with me!
Judge not, you don't know their story.
Cynthia Joy - you are correct...Michigan in the summer is beautiful and pleasant. I went one spring with my friend whose home was in Grand Rapids.....we left in shorts...our spring flowers were already gone...got there and needed long pants and sweaters. She warned me. The spring bulbs were just blooming up there and it was beautiful. Another time later we went during the summer months......pleasant weather...and although the temp was hot, there was little to no humidity, yet Lake Michigan was brrrrrrrr cold!!
I love Michigan....you have a beautiful state......but I wouldn't live there during the winter if you paid me. Us southerners are thin blooded and can't take it. Toooooo cold!
z9alady -- I'm in Vermont right now and its wonderful!!! 70's and 80's most days with lows down to low 50's at night. Looks like upper New England and the Pacific Northwest are the only parts of the country not suffering from the heat this summer.
CORN ON THE COB
my hairdresser told me how she cooks hers in the microwave. i tried it. it works like a charm and is so easy.
1. leave husks and silks on.
2. trim ends if necessary to fit into your microwave.
3. wrap each ear in wax paper.
4. microwave from 4-5 minutes per ear.. longer if doing more than one ear at a time.
5. remove from microwave with tongs.. handle carefully as ears will be hot.
6. take wax paper off. silks can be removed in one pull.
7. leave husks on, if you choose, to pull back to make a handle.
8. add butter, salt, and ENJOY.
I hate you! hehehe Really, that's the thing to do when you live down here.
When DH retires I swear we are gonna have to go up north for 3 months every summer.
I love this thread!
FFG - I don't hate you, but I do envy you. Isn't New England a beautiful place.
LOL I grew up there in north Florida but I can't stand the summers there. DH and I try to get out of there if we can.
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