Welcome Summer

© Sue Schlabach

In six months the sun will be setting at 4 pm and I’ll be longing for this day.

The first day of summer dawned with the promise of intense heat. There was barely dew on the grass when we went out to eat breakfast in the garden. The lambs got busy grazing, sensing that later they’ll be chewing cud in the shade.

How will you spend the first day of summer?

I will wander down the hill and over the river to drop two girls off at a farm to ride horses and play fiddles all day (a whole week of horse and fiddle camp!!! only in Vermont…). Then over the big hill to the next valley to work and meet an English artist who is bringing her portfolio.

Back over the hill to collect hot dusty girls who may need to dunk in the river. Heck I may need to take a dip. Note to self: pack bathing suit and towel in with the laptop, camera and work bag.

Perhaps there will even be ice cream as the hot hours drift slowly, soooo slowly, toward that late sunset we dream of in the dark of December.

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daddyshomedavidpetriereply
June 20, 2012 at 9:03 am

You’re making us think of the shortest day already? I woke at 4:52 AM to find my yard lit and ready for me, but I decided to return to bed, and am now glad for that. I did not pack a bathing suit with my laptop, and now I regret it. Thanks for sharing this.

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 8:12 pm
– In reply to: daddyshomedavidpetrie

So sorry about the December reminder. I just can’t think of the longest day without thinking of the shortest! Happy summer.

An Everyday Storyreply
June 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

We are well into winter here. Your summer day sounds simply divine.

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm
– In reply to: An Everyday Story

Hello Kate on the other side of the globe! Stay cosy!

Just A Smidgenreply
June 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

I loved reading about your day.. just the sort I’d love! xo Smidge

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm
– In reply to: Just A Smidgen

Just back from a dip in my neighbor’s pond. Heavenly.

LoveRichCashPoorreply
June 20, 2012 at 10:28 am

Gorgeous – wish I had a river to leap into… Enjoy.

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm
– In reply to: LoveRichCashPoor

We ended up in a nearby pond. The river next time. Warmly, Sue

Rachaelreply
June 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Lovely. We actually had sun on our first day of summer here! Back to winter tomorrow.

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm
– In reply to: Rachael

Yes, I’ve heard of the chill in England. Glad you got some sun!

Cassandrareply
June 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

That sounds like a wonderful plan for the day. Shortest day of the year here in Australia, but sunset is still after 5pm, so it’s not a disaster. I’m longing for the longer days already!

129twigandvinereply
June 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm
– In reply to: Cassandra

Sounds like a night for cocoa by the fire. Or a glass of red wine. Enjoy!

vtbeereply
June 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

Deliciously hot and sticky, it was! Reminded me of childhood summer days. I ran through the sprinkler.

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June 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

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129twigandvinereply
June 26, 2012 at 11:53 am
– In reply to: pearlyqueennotebook

Thanks! How kind of you. It may take me awhile to return the favor, but I promise I will!

pearlyqueennotebookreply
June 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm
– In reply to: 129twigandvine

A deserved one, your blog is beautiful!

shazzarobreply
July 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I think we are only just welcoming summer here in england.Even more rain than usual! Loving the foxgloves.Plenty where i live too.:)

129twigandvinereply
July 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm
– In reply to: shazzarob

So happy you are getting sunshine! I have friends in Oxford and Devon who have told me how cold and rainy it’s been. Happy Summer! We all take it when we can get it.

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