Summer is fleeing.
The days bring heat but the sun hangs around less
The leaves will start showing off their spectrum of hues
The need for a sweater or even socks will arrive
without our permission.
Until then I am embracing the finishing work of summer.
I hope you will as well.
The school bell rang this week.
Soccer balls are being kicked around with purpose once again.
An early bedtime seems implausible and dinner still
makes its appearance at dusk.
Embrace the final touches of summer.
Let every fruit draw out every speck of energy to ripen.
Halt and marvel at the intricacies of the Creator.
This is but one flower, one variety, made by One God.
Don’t miss Him.
Find a place in the shade as the neighborhood cat did this week.
Not too pleased my shutter woke him up,
I might add.
It is still fine to take a nap…do you believe me yet?
Close your eyes,
inhale the sweet air of summer or the last burning embers of charcoal.
Reflect on the lessons of summer.
Ponder words spoken from your mouth and others.
Remember the days which moved your soul to a fresh resting place.
Resolve to let the teachers of summer provide guidance and instruction
Lest you think the finishing touches of summer must be all deep
and reflective to matter,
rest assured in these waning days of sunshine, I will be searching for just
one more box of these.
By golly there must be just one box of six icy lemon heaven somewhere!
Bask in these final days of summer.
Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!