According to my calendar (and Google), summer began on June 20th and will end on September 22nd. This means, by my calculations, that today should be considered midsummer. When I was a child, school always began after Labor Day. Around here, many schools will be starting this week with temperatures in the 100’s! It just doesn’t seem right.
I love long summer days and I plan on staying outside until it is dark. Here are some of my plans to keep a summer state of mind:
1. Read by the river – I have a stack of books that I am looking forward to sharing with you.
2. Learn something new. (I’m learning to paint rocks. I joined a group that hides them in random places for people to find)
3. Go to an outdoor concert
4. Play bocce ball on the beach.
5. Send postcards – everyone loves to get mail. Check out Postcrossings to join the fun.
6. Look up at the sky – I’ll be going to Oregon to watch the eclipse.
7. Take a hike – the waterfalls are amazing in Yosemite.
8. Go to a food truck festival – Gazebo Gardens is the place to be for the REFORMA get together Aug. 17th
9. Make a playlist of summer songs
10. Pick fruit and make jam … and a pie
11. Float down the Kings River with the Kings Queens
12. Welcome my new granddaughter (due August 13th)
What makes summer for you?
And, what are you reading this summer?