Peony pink. Sky blue. Strawberry red. Beachy white. The colors of summer, that to me are so delicious when washed with summer sunlight.
I loved summer as a child - it meant school was out and the beach beckoned. We'd stay for hours, and would eventually yell over to the lifeguard "hey mister, what time is it?" when we thought it might be time to head home. That was then - now I prefer to stay off the beach in the summertime, but there's still that feeling of freedom in the air. There's much to do, much to enjoy, and much to capture during long summer days, not necessarily work-related things, but the things that make summer summer. For me, it's...
waking up to birdsong
making lots of fruit smoothies
throwing open the windows to catch the summer breezes
reading under my favorite backyard tree
catching the scent of roses and jasmine as you walk up to the front door
flea marketing on weekends
watching my veggie garden grow
and of course, setting out seashells to remind me of those other carefree days!