We anticipate and anxiously await summer-the languid, long days and nights, a few stolen moments of stillness to soak in the healing rays of the sun, a tart lemonade on the patio and before we know it, dark descends more quickly, the winds change and we grab a sweater in the evening. Pouf! Summer slips away. Before our favorite season makes a quiet exit, here are a few ways to catch the last of the bright summer vibrations.
Buy that ridiculous swan float and unabashedly jump in the pool or lake and drift into fall.
Unearth that tiny tank dress hiding in your closet and proudly and bravely jaunt anywhere.
Pop open the forgotten summer novel laying on your bedside table. I am just about finished with “The Light of Days,” a harrowing true story about the young, Jewish women resistance fighters during the Holocaust. I am anxiously awaiting to read a new Jack Reacher novel to immerse myself in fiction, far away from the hellish retelling of the brutality of the Nazis.
Imagine the Eastern Shore and devour a lobster roll.
Indulge in a frosty milkshake party.
Wait for a windy day and go fly a kite.
Splurge on fresh flowers, just for you-a color crush all your own.
Make a peanut butter, Oreo and vanilla bean ice cream pie, slathered with Valrhona chocolate sauce or just savor your favorite exquisite chocolate-it goes with everything you wear or do!
Pack a picnic and go to a drive-in movie or create your own outdoor movie on the lawn.
Capture that summer feeling in a jar, packed with fireflies, sand, shells, sparklers, seeds, butterfly wings, sunbeams and starlight.
“Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Til it’s gone…”
So long summer, until we meet again.
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