Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summertime, Summertime, Sum...Sum...Summertime


















Lately, I've noticed that activity on the blogs I like to visit has slowed down. I'm not surprised since we're in the midst of summer which offers an abundance of outside activities.
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It's healthy and wise for all of us to step away from our normal pastimes and dip our toes into other soothing or inspiring arenas. Furthermore, we've more to blog about when we're out and about.
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Even though I may miss you, I'm glad you're living your life and enjoying these "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." What's taking you away from your blog?

13 comments:

Cheerific said...

Hmmm, although I have kept up somewhat I am finding myself in a bit of a rut! Kind of like one of your older posts where you weren't sure just what to post! However I'm liking the 365 photo challenge I'm doing, it keeps me on my toes :)

Jana said...

Here in Oklahoma we're actually staying inside a bit more than we had been because of the heat. I just got back from a walk and was the only person on the trail. The temp was 95 with a heat index of 104 degrees. (I took it easy and stayed on the shadiest parts of the paths).
Great picture! Looking at it, I think what an absolutely perfect weekend moment. There's something so tranquil about being on the water. Enjoy!

highlandwriter said...

in the good 'ole summertime...

:-)

sarahowens said...

Yep, getting out and experiencing things definitely provides us with more to talk about on our blogs. Personally, I'd like to be wherever you are in this picture. I just love that scene. It makes me sigh with relief :)
xxoo
Sarie

Shaddy said...

CHEERIFIC: Sometimes when we feel like we're in a rut, it serves to point us in a different direction and ultimately rewards us.

I'd like to know more about 365 photo challenge you mentioned. Perhaps you could use that as the subject of a blog post?

JANA: I'm proud of you for not letting the heat keep you from hitting the trail. As long as we keep hydrated and use our heads, nothing can stop us, right?

The photo was taken last July on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. I found a perfect spot to sit with my laptop away from everything and everyone for an hour or two.

HIGHLANDWRITER: I imagine Summer's in full swing down there in Georgia. I just came from your blog; I love the song you posted yesterday.

SARIE: Like you said on your blog, we're blessed to have Minnesota next door. In the photo, I'm on a pier a Whispering Winds Resort on Lake Vermilion where we vacationed last summer.

Walk said...

I'm not enjoying the summer. I'm working 11 hr days and I don't want to look at a computer when I get home. Top it off I have 3 acres to move and keep trimmed. Man, I should have gotten a condo. I'll escape to your place on Lake Vermillion in my dreams.

Adri said...

that pic is amazing... i enjoy being outside with nature, and writing, i'm not good with writing, and my enlgish is not that good... i love your blog and your posting, you are an amazing writer...

Shaddy said...

WALK: It's a shame your summer days are being tied up with long work days and mowing your big old yard.

You're welcome to sit a spell on the pier whenever you get a free moment.

ADRI: I'm glad you enjoyed the photo.

I think your writing is just fine. If you want to improve it, just keep writing. As with anything that you want to perfect, practice is the key.

Thank you for commenting. I'm glad you enjoy my blog.

darksculptures said...

Summer brought with her a basket full of responsibility. Minding the garden from drought and weed is a daily task, but one I love so dearly. This time in the garden has the muse's heart in full delight and each day we explore the world together. When the day is done and the garden sleeps, I spend those precious moments to record our discoveries.

Shaddy said...

DARKSCULPTURES; It sounds like your summer is agreeing with you AND your muse. That's great news.

Parrot Writes said...

Gardening and keeping the two acres looking good are my excuses for not being more present. Built a 25 ft rock path this last weekend - our first 80 degree weather so far this year. And we are now on new grandbaby watch - we could get the other little ones at a moments notice when the new one decides to arrive. Your picture looks marvelously relaxing! I hope you are doing lots of that!!

Shaddy said...

PARROT: You've been very busy outside. A 25 foot rock path is quite an undertaking not to mention good old fashioned hard work. It sounds lovely.

Babysitting sounds like quite an undertaking as well, although fun too.

I hope you're getting some down time also.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I completely agree...some blogs even closed shops, so to speak...quite sad! We all need a balance life indeed~