Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

Can you believe it is already summer for some of us? I am just sitting here remembering how as kids, we could not wait for school to end and summer vacation to begin!

Bury the books and simply ‘chill!’

Ahh, summer memories are all so sweet!

For me, summer is the season that keeps us thirsting for cool beverages and dreaming of cool sultry night breezes to help us fall asleep . . .

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–summer city lights are simply beautiful!

. . . While pondering on Matthew Arnold’s words, “is it so small a thing to have enjoy’d the sun?”

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–simple summer activity…soaking up the sunshine!

Of course, the best days of summer are naturally, endless water play,

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–simple back yard summer water play

. . . and planning the next football play with your best buddies!

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–who can resist a simple game of tag football?

These are just a few simply charming summer memories!

What is a favorite summer memory that brings you sunshine and smiles?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

First subject on the agenda is fish. Looks to me like a very dead fish. Agree??

~~ Teach a man to take a fish is not equal to teach a man how to fish.

Second subject on the agenda is a knife. Looks like it could be a very sharp knife.

Math problem for today: First subject + second subject= potentially yummy dinner

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ~Chinese proverb

Okay, now, is there a chef in the house??

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects.

The Boyhood of the Year

March 20th, marks the first day of spring here in the United States.  Alfred Tennyson called spring,  the boyhood of the year.  How charming!

Well, two boys found the first day of spring a perfect day to brush off their winter sluggishness and headed on down to the town fishing hole.

 It was always the biggest fish I caught that got away.

~Eugene Field

Pleasure fishing, if you allow me to make a comparison, is like meditation. In meditation–what little I know on the subject–your end goal would hopefully bring you to a more peaceful state of mind. That’s my take on it anyway.

Fishing, if you think about it, has the same effect. You know. Calm. Peaceful. Rested. Okay, it works like this. Once you cast your line out, you wait.

And wait.

Still waiting.

With the waiting,  and the sounds and smells of nature surrounding you, one can quickly be calmed into a very relaxed state of mind.

That is, until you get the tug. First, it’s small. Then, you get the big pull . . .

here it comes . . .

Yummy!

First day of spring dinner catch–Bass!

While the one boy fished, the other decided to catch some ticks. Simply not a delightful, first day of spring activity you would like to engage in.

Wonderful catch, young man!

Picture of male and female ticks

Yucky!!

Fishing and tick collecting is how two boys welcomed the boyhood of the year, Spring 2012!

How did you welcome the new Spring of 2012?