14 August 2008

Summer day

Today the boys and I walked to the park for lunch. The weather was breezy and warm and I enjoyed eating my salad full of fresh, farmer's market veggies with tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden. The walk home included squirrel watching, stopping to let fuzzy caterpillars cross the sidewalk, a 5-year old analysis about why skunks like their own stink, and best of all, fresh blackberries for dessert picked all along the trail.

All year long I wait for this time--when blackberries are free for the picking all around the city, vegetables are ready to be harvested for salads everyday, the sunshine is out all day long, and the nights are still long and warm.

I love summer. I love Oregon. I LOVE Oregon in the summer. Everyday of rain and gray during the year is worth it just to live here in the summer.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Amen sister! oregon in the summer is really great, and oh how I miss those blackberries!

Lizzy said...

Oregon summers are beautiful. I still always miss the river walks. A walk around the block just isn't the same. And I miss chasing nutria LOL.

Ilene said...

Oregon summers give you amnesia. You always forget about the winters. The one thing that I am LOVING about Boise summer is that it is light outside until 9:30pm.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

that was such a sweet post.

Lis said...

I love Oregon summers, too, and the blackberries. The couple of weeks I've spent in those summers make me so jealous for the sticky hot mess we have over here.

PS I want to hear the analysis of skunks.

dogey said...

so why do skunks like their own stink?

Lima Bean said...

I don't remember if we ever came to the reason why skunks like their own stink--James just stated that in his "I know everything" voice and I didn't argue.