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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let Summer Linger



 Each summer is different, but this one particularly so. There's been a sense of waiting, of longing for resolution, of putting in the days like dull beads on a string. It's not been a gloomy summer, but one fraught with small dramas that make up extended family life. Those dramas can wear away at the soul, rubbing the shine off bright mornings and lingering light-filled evenings.
 

Last night I wandered through my garden and noticed the hydrangea continues to produce new blooms. Summer is not over yet and there are shining days ahead in which to feel the sun wrapping me in warmth, flowers in which to bury my nose, and walks along the water where the light glints in brilliant shards. 
 

The roses bloom again, smaller than in that first heady rush of June flowering, but sweetly scented still and lovely in the twilight that falls sooner than it did. There are blackberries to pick, dark condensations of honeyed sweetness, ripe red tomatoes to eat warm from the vine, and oval plums to let fall into a basket like purple jewels. I'm planning to let summer linger long. 

14 comments:

  1. Lorrie, I can so relate to your first paragraph! It's been one of those seasons for us....I love to go out into the garden and just see what new blooms there are to brighten the morning.

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  2. I love the beautiful pictures of summer, I have the same feeling about the wonderful warm sun in the garden...I love watching everything grow so fast and bloom so beautiful...thanks for the wonderful pictures, you are a really good photographer...Phyllis

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  3. I can kinda relate to your first paragraph as well. It is a season of trusting for me,,,trusting that God sees the big picture of my family, but some days struggling with peace about that. Love your pictures Lorrie, your descriptions are beautiful as well. Take care :) and enjoy the lingering summer days.

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  4. Sounds like you have a great plan for summer to linger! Enjoy...

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  5. Sounds and looks like you are blessed to be surrounded by beauty!

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  6. Lorrie, this post pulls at my heartstrings, for I know the drain that such dramas can be. I suppose that as long as we are walking this earth as sojourners there is the potential for these things. I pray that whatever can be resolved will be, and that your own heart will feel settled over the things that can't. I hope you are able to bask in the remaining summer days...

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  7. There is something so special about this time of summer as it lingers in the air.
    Your photos are gorgeous. I hope family dramas smooth themselves away. No fun!

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  8. I also hope your summer ends beautifully as you enjoy and give thanks for the days ... just as you are doing.

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  9. I long for a lingering summer - I'm using up each day as it comes - sweet and warm. I see we are all getting some rain on Thursday - well, I shall bake bread and feast on toast and homemade jam - the rewards of summer.

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  10. I'm not sure - in my life - that this year's drama could top last year's so from that perspective I can say hang in there and wait, it all works out. That said, some drama seems to be a daily part of some lives. Who knows why. This summer has been strange. It's almost over and yet it's as if we're still waiting for it to begin.

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  11. I want summer to linger also..just not the extreme temperature we have been going through..our gardens are wiped, totaled, exhausted. And some mornings so are we, lol, it's hot all night, but I am all for the cooler mornings, and fresh air that late summer days bring.

    Jen

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  12. After being away for almost 3 weeks, summer seems to have slipped by quickly, even though we enjoyed excellent weather in BC and fair weather in Alberta. I hear it's done nothing but rain here in NB the past weeks including today. I admit it is very lush and my flowers are doing beautifully. I'm hoping the next few weeks of summer will be lovely and it will linger into fall. Your photos are beautiful! Blessings, Pam

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  13. You wrote that so well. I, too, am waiting for something to be resolved so my summer feels not quite right. Then, too, it may just be that the weather here is really off and I need to have a few beautiful summer days to remember by...

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  14. So much to appreciate and be thankful for during the warmer months. We've had cooler than normal temperatures that are making it feel like an extended autumn.
    Judith

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