I love my darling Natural State, but I am already ready for the majestic flames of autumn to light up the horizon. Instead, I just have the ...

Already Ready for Fall

I love my darling Natural State, but I am already ready for the majestic flames of autumn to light up the horizon. Instead, I just have the muggy, mosquito ridden flames of sun reflecting off of asphalt. I do not like the summer here. I miss Spring already. I love the smell of honeysuckle. It is one of my favorite scents in the world but it can not be reproduced in candles, lotions, or sprays. That smell is bittersweet though, it means that summer is coming and my cool night breezes and sunny greenery of spring is soon to turn.

Here are some things to be thankful for this summer...just to keep me going for the next three months.

1. The Pool!
2. My blooming Camelias scratch that, Gardenias, they smell so pretty
3. Hopeful tomatoes
4. Lightning Bugs
5. More daylight
6. No school
7. The urge to read something as if I'm preparing for next year's Honors English class ;)
8. How cute my kids are with sweaty brows and those curly hairs at the nape of their necks & clinging to their foreheads
9. Grilling outside all the time
10. My alternative to a New Year's Resolution...the June diet, it's happened for years!

11.... one more. I love being a Southerner and the summer makes me think about it more. I feel heavy and constantly damp, like a huge weeping willow just hanging under the weight of the humidity. I have never tasted a mint julep, but I feel I should have a big wrap around porch to sit on and drink one while waving a huge paper fan. Jason picks on me at times when I get a little too girly, and says, "Oh I do declare, I believe I'm comin' down with the vapors." I laugh every time, mostly because of his hand fanning motion and hysterical high pitched southern drawl. This is no Savannah, but it will certainly do!

6 comments:

Kristina said...

and I do declare that was a fun post :)

Can said...

Summer does have it's perks I guess...I hope we can add another to your list. The squealing of the kiddos playing in the swimming pool together. I'm all for a trip over once I can figure out what I'm doing with myself.

Geidlbots said...

Lawsa mercy, child! I like staying in the AC. I'm not a nature person when it's hot. Or when it's cold.

Here's a recipe for you:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/the-perfect-mint-julep-recipe/index.html

ainmemphis said...

lovely post! I wish I had more positive things to say about this sweaty basin of a place, oh wait I know one....its closer to you! Hope to see you soon

Rachel said...

indeed, always a southern belle.

Rachel said...

umm you so didn't email me.