The theme for this month’s Appreciate the Moments photo challenge is “Summer”. Now, summer is barely arriving here in New England; we have had some summer-like days, but we are still getting a lot of cooler days as well. We have at least had enough that I knew what says “Summer” the most to me. One of my favorite things about this season is being able to sit out on our deck, relax, and enjoy nature. I love it when the mornings are warm enough to take my coffee out on the deck.
We haven’t had a lot of those yet, at least not on days when I didn’t have to work, but this past Sunday I finally got one. The Dadz had to work, but Luke and I spent some time out on the deck enjoying the warmth of the early morning sun, and the peace of the morning. Our neighborhood was quiet and all we could hear was the birds singing and the chipmunks chipping. Even better? I made a breakfast sandwich with one of our very own eggs and enjoyed breakfast out there as well!
Luke enjoyed sniffing, and then decided a post-breakfast nap would be a good idea too!
At the other end of the day, I like to do the same thing when I can (and we’ve had more warm evenings than mornings); but now I take a glass of wine out there and watch our birds. The chickens aren’t getting a lot of free-ranging time yet, so the guinea hens have to keep us entertained.
We can at least watch the chickens in their run! On this particular evening, we got to watch the Dadz on his tractor finishing up getting our vegetable garden ready for planting.
This photo illustrates an almost-perfect summer evening (I’ll just be happier when the chickens can be out too):
What says summer most to you?