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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

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“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” C. Day Lewis

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin' - Can't beat sunrise in Hawaii

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ – Can’t beat sunrise in Hawaii

What does summer lovin’ mean to me? Summer is about relaxation, fun foods, and lounging about with loved ones at exotic or favored locales. I can’t help it, but summer puts me in the mood for … a vacation.

When I think of summer, I dream of languid days spent at a beautiful tropical beach, with clear blue water, palm trees tossing their fronds in the wind, and freshly squeezed lemonade served in a tall glass filled with ice. Sounds simple enough eh? But that’s not my reality at this moment, so I’ve chosen to inhale some summer loving from this photo shared by my dear friend, Karen Asplund Velez, lawyer, writer/blogger at Solodialogue.

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.” Russell Baker

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin' - with blooms and  more.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ – with blooms and more.

What does summer lovin’ mean to you? I asked a couple of friends and while most agreed with my position, hanging out poolside or beach-side won hands down. Something we tend to take for granted, once the warm weather kicks in, is the vibrancy of summer floral colors and clothing. I love the bright yellow, red, white and pink flowers blooming in gardens and by the roadside in my area.

I love that I can walk on the aqueduct, and be greeted by pretty flowers and gaily dressed kids running along the trail with mom and dad sweating away as they try to keep up. To cool off, a serving of lemonade, ice cream or even freshly cut mangoes and pineapple help complete celebrating the joy of summer. What about you? What do you cherish about the season? What annoys you about it too.

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“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Sam Keen

Challenge: Summer Lovin' - with heat, hurricanes and more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ – with heat, hurricanes and more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin' - Can't beat sunrise in Hawaii

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ – Can’t beat sunrise in Hawaii

What do we find challenging in the summer? Aside form the humidity and heat, it can also be a season of thunderstorms and tornadoes. We also see more ocean related accidents and in drought areas, the hot weather can be brutal. So, as we sip our lemonades and cool off in our air conditioned rooms, let’s send some summer lovin’ wishes to those who might not be enjoying it somewhere around the world. What is your summer lovin’ things to do? Do you like it only in the summer? If you could travel somewhere for the summer, where would you go?

This post was inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ For this week’s challenge, show us something you love. It could be your favorite novel, the light of the moon on your deck at night, the beach on a hot day, or that special you-know-who. Get creative!

Positive Motivation Tip: Wherever we are, it helps to take time to observe things around us and inhale the air with gratitude.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos : raspberry sherbertice cream shot via Wikipedia, Thank you Karen for sunrise in Hawaii! Rest of photos via my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

21 Comments leave one →
  1. 26/07/2014 2:30 pm

    After looking at your photos, I’m going with that ice cream sundae as my favorite thing about summer! Yum!

  2. 27/07/2014 10:10 am

    Gorgeous photos, as always Elizabeth! LOVE summer!!

  3. 28/07/2014 10:07 am

    Lovely summer pictures. I’m a great watcher of the changes the seasons make to our surroundings and always look out for the first sign of buds which can show on bushes in the chill of late December or January. Now, it is really hot here, but UK standards anyway, and I am enjoying the riot of colour, but also ensuring there is plenty of chilled water in the fridge

    • 29/07/2014 4:16 am

      Thank you Peter! The summer is a special time for many of us and one thing I do enjoy is “the riot of colour!”

  4. Melissa Smith permalink
    28/07/2014 5:20 pm

    These pictures are amazing! And I have to say that I’m glad you included some ice cream. 😉

  5. Paula Parker permalink
    28/07/2014 5:40 pm

    Wow! Beautiful photos and amazing quotes! Great job!

  6. 28/07/2014 5:41 pm

    All gorgeous summertime photos…I love them! Summer is my favorite season and love beach photos!

  7. 28/07/2014 5:51 pm

    Beautiful. I love picking blackberries in the summer and relaxing in a hammock.

  8. 28/07/2014 6:09 pm

    Wow. Your photographs are stunning. I am so happy summer is here.

  9. mamatomanyblessings permalink
    28/07/2014 6:11 pm

    What amazing photo’s, many of them I wish I was there now!

  10. 28/07/2014 9:06 pm

    beautiful pictures. totally want a vacation now!

  11. 28/07/2014 9:35 pm

    These photos are amazing. I love summer however I am not a big fan of all the heat but I love the freedom to get out and about without heavy coats and what not.

  12. 28/07/2014 10:10 pm

    Those pictures are stunning! 🙂

  13. Simple Mama permalink
    28/07/2014 11:23 pm

    Such beautiful photos! I enjoy eating ice cream during the summer. I live in the middle east and so I get annoyed by the extremely hot temperatures during the day.

  14. Amber permalink
    29/07/2014 4:44 am

    Pictures really do say a thousand words. These pictures are beautiful and scream summer to me. The only thing is I really hope to stay away from a hurricane this year.

  15. 29/07/2014 8:15 am

    Lovely photos. 🙂

  16. ephataya permalink
    29/07/2014 12:06 pm

    Great pics. Summer is my fav season!

  17. 03/08/2014 5:34 am

    You’ve covered everything summer means to meaning your description and photos. Very well done …. Happy Summer !!!


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