Summer thrills me.

And even though it technically doesn’t start for another few weeks, we’ve had some perfect summer days mixed in lately with our misty spring ones.

I used to be a fairly “inside” soul – aside from the occasional bike ride as a kid or marathon training run as an adult, I preferred mostly to stick to activities you could do indoors (I was always the bookworm/arts&crafts type). But I pretty much live for the long days & warm weather right now.  I guess it helps that Colorado is low on both humidity & mosquitoes.

Summer is eating on the patio, long evening walks, afternoons reading by the pool & escaping to the mountains on the weekends.  Summer is smelling like campfire.  Or aloe, if you’re anything like me and my pasty Irish ancestry.  Summer is farmer’s markets & frozen yogurt.  Summer is grilling every night for dinner and mixing up fruity cocktails on a Wednesday, just because.  Summer is living adventures & making time for getaways.

Oh, how summer thrills me.

Chime in guys, what’s your favorite thing about summertime?


Image by Annabelle Mintz


  • Christie JonesJune 6, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    I grew up on Long Island and my dad was a clammer – yes, he got paid to dig clams outta the ocean floor…still blows my mind. So summer = boats, beaches, sand in your hair, sand in your sandwich, pool parties, tan lines, and family.

    I moved to Syracuse 2.5 years ago – which is landlocked. There are lakes, but I’m a beach girl. It’s been a unique and interesting journey relearning what summer is. It’s kind of bittersweet.ReplyCancel

  • RachelJune 7, 2013 - 9:37 am

    I love the way you’ve edited that picture! What a lovely summery post…. totally relate with the aloe smell, I frazzle even under clouds! But despite that, I love that feeling of when you have been outside all day and your skin feels all tight and your eyes feel tired… I only wish we had more summer in the UK! xxReplyCancel

  • Annabelle MintzJune 7, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Christie – that is so cool! I get what you mean about moving to a land-locked place…I came from living basically right on Lake Michigan in Illinois to Colorado, where there is no water to be found. Not quite the same, but I definitely miss the sand this time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Annabelle MintzJune 7, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    Rachel – Thank you! I totally agree – summer is never long enough 🙂ReplyCancel

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