Start of Summer Meme

1.) What first tells you that Summer is here?
Portland gets above 70 and I put on shorts and put the jacket away. The travel vest comes out and the slugs return to the garden.

2.) Name your five of your favorite distinctively Summer habits or customs.
Sitting on the back deck with a slight breeze blowing and cold drink in my hand. Listening to the pond, [I hate raccoons] and this year enjoying a hammock. It's not so distinct but it's nice when the "kids" [they're now 20 somethings] from the church invade our home on Sundays and I feel like I hold court on the deck. It's just nice

3.) What is your favorite smell of Summer?


4.) What is your favorite taste of Summer?

Did I mention Barbecue? Brisket. mmmm mine's not as good as Allen's BBQ in Abiliene but I'm learning.

5.) Favorite Summer memory?

as a kid Flashlight tag till 11 pm
in Hawthorne fishing the Elbow of the Walker River

6.) Extreme heat or extreme cold? Which would you choose and why?

Cold. You can always put on more clothes.

7.) What books do you plan to read for the season?

Plan to finish the Honor Harrington series my youngest got me reading a couple of years ago, the last of the Star Wars New Jedi Order, a couple of S.M. Stirling books and the Bible [not particularly in that order]

8.) How does the Summer affect your faith? Is it a hindrance or an ally?
Never thought of this before. It's more on an ally than hindrance I believe. Seasonal Affective Disorder isn't a big factor but I just love the evening and early mornings. We'll have sunrise about 5:30 and sunset almost at 10 in July. It's nice.

The River and the Vine
Soundslikelife go for it Mr. Clark



  1. I think I would like the Summer up there better than south Texas...


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