Tag: nature

Summer ….. and Fall

The sunny, sunflower wilting as the seasons transition from summer to fall.

While I enjoy all the seasons I have to say that my favorite seasons are spring and summer. I kind of dread the transition from summer to fall. Lots of people I know think I am crazy because fall is their favorite season. Once we get into a season I enjoy it, but the anticipation of spring and summer is much greater for me than thinking about fall and winter.

Summer means flowers, being outdoors with family and friends, eating outside in our backyard or on restaurant patios, dandelion wine, raspberries, farmers markets, long walks, long days, warmth, festivals, outdoor music, fresh produce, long road trips, kayaking, bicycling, waving at neighbors, spontaneous conversations outdoors, sandals, shorts, sundresses, time in my backyard hammock, cleaning the garage,……fun!

What is your favorite season? What does it mean to you?

Poem by: Nora Keen Duffy
Spring flowers – pansies
Spring flowers – tulips
One of my favorite spring flowers – lilacs
Flowering trees
Deer shedding its winter coat and looking for food in our front yard
Making dandelion wine in memory of my grandmother – Dolly
My granddaughter playing outside
Mother’s Day
Another favorite spring flower – peonies
Wild daisies
4th of July
A farmer’s market
Dragon fly and wild flowers
Greetings!
Hummingbird
Summer sunset on a northern Minnesota lake
Kayak and canoe
Outdoor brewery and winery visits with friends
Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Lake, Minnesota in August
Fun with friends in the outdoors
Relaxing by the lake
First peak of fall
Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota – High Falls in August
Early fall golf tournament
Warm fall day backyard fun with water
Milkweed
Early fall dusting of snow

We should enjoy every season – especially your favorite seasons.

Summer evening paddle on the lake

About Me

Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?

Me and my hubby