Summer Shade

With the temperature rising into the high 90’s this week–we are becoming more and more…

creatures of the evening.

It seems that we need the blazing sun to drop just far enough behind the mountains to give us a spot or two of shade…

so that we can come to life in whatever way suits us best.

For some of us that means romping around on the lawn with a football or croquet mallet.

For others of us, it means sitting back doing something slow and quiet…or nothing at all.

Positively perfect in almost every way. In fact, on warm shady evenings like this, all we’re missing is…

a bigger plate.

8 Replies to “Summer Shade”

  1. We like to sit out on the front lawn with the neighbors while the kids run around outside and play. We chat, shoot off rockets or throw water balloons. Whatever we can think of!

  2. We’re about at the place where we’ll need to get one of those…not while they are this little–but soon. I do miss the giggles coming from a high-flier on the swing set. That’s a perfect summer sound.

  3. Perfect! I used to sit on the porch…with a trickle-y hose in my hand and squirt the kids as they’d run past. It was lovely fun and they would squeal their heads off. Water balloons are a good idea! heh, heh…

  4. I have never taught my kids to play croquet. I am probably a bad mom. I think I need to get one of these and teach them. I used to love it when I was younger, but got out of the habit of playing it in Arizona because it is way too hot! Now that I live in the mountains, I might actually enjoy it again. Thanks for reminding me.

  5. I love just being outside! It’s fun to sit and chat with others, eat yummy food, play games, splash in the water… anything really! 🙂

  6. No, no–you’re a good mom. My kids never knew how to play it either–until my oldest daughter’s husband just went out and bought a set–out of the blue. They love it–but only in the cool of the evening.
    You should try it again!

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