Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Last of Summer


















The last of summer seems to be here.
Carefree days, canning, impromptu swims in the river with cousins.
The long days stretching into late nights playing baseball outside and late night walks with the steers.
A summer birthday with a cake they dream of each year.
Frosting made in whipped clouds of chocolate bliss.
Front porch snuggles with the dog, wagon rides for the littlest cousins.
Filling the farm stand with the last of the produce and enjoying the vibrant sunflowers in wild bouquets.
Oh...and jars of peach and strawberry jams.
The good things in life are moments like these.
Although simple, the memories I hold so dear to my heart are not the ones that cost oodles of money to attain.
Rather the perfect rhythm of days filled with summering outside, chores, gardening, long walks and bike rides, searching the canal for crawdads {my kids could do that for hours} .
Busy days...I could leave them behind.

How about you?
Finishing up summer?

~Julia


5 comments:

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

It's all beautiful. Love the stand. The last of the flowers. The swimming hole. All of this...and your words.

Simply Blessed!

Our summer is winding down here, too! School starts tomorrow. It's been a wonderful summer- busy in a lot of ways.. but lazy daisy in many others.

{{hugs}} I love that FB photo of the kids flying through the breezes with their sheets. How fun, is that!

Unknown said...

I just love your picket fence around the garden! That cake looks SO good! The summer flew by it seems! By this time of year I am getting tired of the outside work and ready to slow down and welcome fall. Love the colorful leaves, cool air and baking! Have a great week!
Patty

Fiona said...

Some lovely memories you have there
I do not know where this Summer has gone it seems to have sped by
Your cake has put me in the mood for baking :) I don't think I have ever seen a more tempting looking frosting

Bonnie said...

Garden has wound down. The beehives are still buzzing but the harvest has wound down. Still hot but starting to cool at night. Bring on fall!

Gumbo Lily said...

About the only flowers that are left standing are the sunflowers and black-eyed susans. I'm glad for them. My garden is fulfilling its destiny just now!

Happy September, Julia.

~Jody

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