Daily Archives: June 20, 2013

Summer Days

As I often do on Thursdays, today I’m participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. This is the prompt I chose this week:

2.) Describe what summer is like at your house.

My summer days usually begin by catching the sunrise.

sunrise on deck 5-28-2013 6-11-24 AM

Then it’s putting the final touches on the day’s blog post, answering e-mails, then going for my morning walk (weather permitting).

I’ve become very fond of flowers.  A friend, who shall remain nameless (okay, it’s Pam, Sammy’s mom at One Spoiled Cat) calls it an addiction. Of course, this fondness means lots of time spent outdoors: planting, water, pruning and just enjoying.

lillies 6-5-2013 6-02-37 AM

Many Saturday nights during the summer find us at our local short-track, Langley Speedway, for stock car racing. (We have trackside parking in turn three.)


Our summer always includes a couple of hydroplane races.

5 litre start 8-16-2009 4-59-14 AM

And then, there’s this horsepower – on the OBX.

black horse_Snapseed

But there’s nothing quite like ending the day with a sunset at home, especially if these two are visiting.


Care to share what summer’s like at your house?

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