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Question of the Week: What Does Summer Mean for You?

How do you feel about summer? There will be many answers to today's question depending on which climate zone you live in. But I would love to read your comments. What state do you live in? Do you go on vacation? Is summer more of a burden for you? Let us know!

Meaning of summer
Image courtesy of Elena Koycheva via Unsplash

Things tend to get pretty muggy in the southern/mid-Atlantic U.S. state that I live in. So, we try to take advantage of less humid evenings, after dinner, and sit on our deck to watch the birds. Otherwise, birdwatching is restricted to watching from our backdoor or kitchen window. Sometimes, on a less humid afternoon, my husband and son will play basketball or, as a family, we'll play a few rounds of cornhole. 

For the  last10 years or so, we have set out nectar in a hummingbird feeder. So far, though, this year, I haven't been in the mood to set out the nectar. I think that's because the last couple of years, the hummingbirds haven't been as numerous.

As Mother Nature is reminding me this morning, however, we're actually experiencing more thunderstorms this year, which means the jet stream is near. I can't remember any thunderstorms we've had the couple of years prior. So, maybe the little hummers just didn't have any jet streams to ride in on the last few years.

Of course, summer also means we have to mow. So, that gives me an excuse to go outside as well. We don't go on vacation, so outdoor activities - even mowing and cutting dead flowers off the rose and butterfly bushes - is my vacation I guess.😁

I have a thing about drinking pink lemonade during the summer. And fruits like watermelon, grapes, and cantaloupe taste much better. I've quit buying this fruit altogether when it's out of season. I like that I don't have to wear a jacket to take the trash to the road or to go to the grocery store. And I think if we had a covered deck, I would read outside. If we had a screened in deck, I would read, do many of my crafts, and eat meals outside. I would definitely enjoy our backyard wildlife more.


I hope you'll have many summer blessings,


Patricia

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