Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Love Summer

I know SO many people who love winter.  Fine.  Go ahead.  I like the sun.  I like the heat.  I like having the option of going into the backyard naked without shrinkage.  I DON'T go into the backyard naked, but there IS that option.  I like to keep options open.  That's the way I am.  I like flowers and I like the birds that show up in bright plumage looking for a mate.  I like the vegetables in the garden and I like long summer nights and sitting in a lawn chair reading a book listening to the sounds of summer.

Yes, there are the neighbors' dogs that seem to get my dogs blamed for barking.  Sure there are a few parents that let their kids roam free after dark.  Sure there are people who mow their lawns 17 times a week...so what?  I love summer.

I got a slight sunburn the other day...I was working in the backyard under the tree and painting that sign...I did not wear a shirt...I must have strayed from the shade a might too often and ended up with a semi-pleasant burning across my shoulders and upper back.  Ahhh, summer.

I am looking forward to my crop of tomatoes, which seem to be taking their sweet time getting here...

I continue to work with a bunch of poorly trained baboons.  But, what are you going to do?  At least they manage to grunt an English word once in awhile.

I don't mind.  It's summer time and the living...well, it's nice.

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