Summer by the Lake

Summer lake 2

I’m not really a summer girl. I’m not a fan of heat and sweat. The sun isn’t really my friend. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking a lot about summers growing up in Michigan — and I miss them. There is a definitive difference in the feel of summer on the lake as opposed to summer at the beach.

Summer lake 1There’s a lazy days of summer feel that Southern California beaches just can’t quite capture. The dangling-your-feet-from-the-pier-and-dipping-your-toes-in-the-lake kind of stuff of old movies or movies that attempt to harness “summertime and the livin’ is easy.”

Lake Reeds

Reeds and pussy willows and sand-grass that cuddles up to the lake’s edge and dances in the warm breezes.

Summer storm

Summer storms where thunder rolls, lightning divides the sky, and the rain blips and blops on the water.

And then there’s the…

Homegrown summer 1produce stands.

Homegrown summer 2And the …

cherriessummer cherries.

cherries 2

And myriad berries…

Summer mixed berriesYes, summertime in farm country by the lake. Pick a lake, any lake.

Lake and chairSummertime and the livin’ was easy.

200292800-001One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ~Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Lake reading

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.” ~ Paul Auster

Bumble bee

Blessings and Bumble Bees, dear reader

One comment

  1. Oh you make summers by the lake sound so great. I’m sure it would be different at lakes here in Texas but we are in the process of trying to buy a lake house on Lake Kemp and we are really hoping the bank goes along with us…sigh. We should know very soon.

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