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Old 06-20-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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Happy First Day of SUMMER!!!!

For you folks up north, so much too look forward to.
Gardens, flowers and veggies, blooming, water warm enough to swim in, vacations. Oh, and fireflies, BBQs.

What else does summer mean to you????

(to me, it's an end in sight tothis dreaded time of year)

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Old 06-20-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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summer means more traffic, more people in the stores, misquitoes, gnats. On the bright side, my summer flowers will bloom, and I will see butterflies .
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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For you folks up north, so much too look forward to.
Gardens, flowers and veggies, blooming, water warm enough to swim in, vacations. Oh, and fireflies, BBQs.

What else does summer mean to you????

(to me, it's an end in sight tothis dreaded time of year)
lots and lots and lots of 4 wheelin and parties
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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Summer means very hot weather and high humidity, and running up the air conditioning bills.

Summer means at least one long round of kidney stones (hopefully the one I am just ending now is that big one).

Summer means fireflies.

This summer means James is finished with his CADD training and will start his new job in August!

Summer means (hopefully, if the drought decides to end) summer rainstorms now and then.

Summer means fresh zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and herbs from my little container garden.

Summer hopefully means a vacation (although probably short) to Myrtle Beach.

And if I win another sweepstakes soon, summer means a long vacation, lasting until right before James's job starts, driving to Iowa and California, and who knows where else.

(Picture a sunny yellow smilie here, as it will only let me do 8 of them!)Barbara
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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It's my favourite season. Smelling the honeysuckle all the time a breeze blows. The taste of a tomato just picked. Going down the shore every weekend.

Last night we had crabs with spaghetti. When the sauce was cooking, I had to call my parents to tell them how much I love that aroma and how much it always reminds me of summer.
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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summer means at least one huge heat wave, here. maybe more than that and danger from fires. still love it though. babe
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:34 PM   #7
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It means just plain outside. Every possible minute!
I ushered in the first day of summer on Friday with a LOVELY sunburn..... I felt myself cookin' but it felt oh so good!!!
It also means my gardens, flowers and veggies.
It means setting up the kiddie pools and making everyone happy, if not but for a fleeting moment.
And call me crazy, but darn it I like to mow the lawn!!! (which is badly needed, wont be around here much tomorrow!)
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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It means just plain outside. Every possible minute!...
When I was younger I could stay out in the heat and it didn't bother me. Even on our vacations to Missouri when it was humid. Then I moved to South Carolina and found out what real humidity is. There is a saying here that in South Carolina you don't breathe the air, you drink it. When it is hot and humid I feel so drained of energy that I can't do anything. Plus, a couple of my medications say to avoid the heat. So, I don't go outside during the summer very much, except when necessary. I do like to go out at night. It feels better then. Spring and Fall are the best times here to spend outdoors.

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Old 06-22-2008, 06:05 PM   #9
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Summer means biking and kayaking and sailing (and maybe golf this year, since DH had his shoulder operated on last fall), and grilling, and fresh corn and tomatoes and peppers and basil, and afternoon thunderstorms, and blooming window boxes. That's all I can think of right now

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Old 06-22-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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oh gosh...what does summer mean? It means freedom from the confines of my job. I just love the sunrise, sunset, longer days, more time with those I cherish. Life anew. I just love summer!!!!
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