First Day of Summer!

I love love love the summertime. Sweet, sweet summertime. I think it might be my favorite season (but then again, when autumn rolls around I'll say the same thing). I love swimming and going on vacations and spending time reading or painting or having no obligations. It's a time (to me anyways) to get creative and enjoy life. This summer has been a bit different because I am working full time, but I wanted to take a moment and dedicate a post to the beauty and joys of such a wonderful season.

So sit back, relax, and drink some pink lemonade in the sun!

Enjoy this photo as a new smart phone wallpaper!
Summer Is:

ice cream*

lots of water*

going to the lake*

flowers and friends*

glowing sunsets*

sandals and shorts*

going on walks*

picnics with friends* 
Starbucks fraps*

 A Day of Sunshine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

O gift of God!  O perfect day:
Whereon shall no man work, but play;
Whereon it is enough for me,
Not to be doing, but to be! 
Through every fibre of my brain,
Through every nerve, through every vein,
I feel the electric thrill, the touch
Of life, that seems almost too much. 
I hear the wind among the trees
Playing celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument. 
And over me unrolls on high
The splendid scenery of the sky,
Where through a sapphire sea the sun
Sails like a golden galleon, 
Towards yonder cloud-land in the West,
Towards yonder Islands of the Blest,
Whose steep sierra far uplifts
Its craggy summits white with drifts. 
Blow, winds! and waft through all the rooms
The snow-flakes of the cherry-blooms!
Blow, winds! and bend within my reach
The fiery blossoms of the peach! 
O Life and Love! O happy throng
Of thoughts, whose only speech is song!
O heart of man! canst thou not be
Blithe as the air is, and as free? 

And finally, check out Bad Suns new EP. Perfect summer jam music!


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