Friday, June 09, 2006


Summertime, Summertime...sum, sum, summertime...the hurry, hurry, hurry of May is behind us. Endless summer days of freedom from routine have arrived. Wisconsin has 3 months of summer. Which seems like forever in the early days of June. Lovely June weddings are taking place, and kids with strange white feet and legs are starting to go barefoot. In June you roll in the new green grass, ride your bicycle everywhere, and long for the first swim in those icy spring fed lakes. June is our transition month. Warmer than spring, but still cooler than summer. The days are lazy or not, filled with popcicles and playing outside into the dusk of evening. Fireflies begin to light up their little corner of the night as we play tag, and Blind Mans Bluff, Statue Maker and Hide and Go Seek in the dark corners around the houses. Oh surely, it will last forever, this
carefree feeling of childhood. Looking back...a day in June, a neighbors pony tied to graze in the field behind our house and 3 horse crazy sisters..ages 2, 13 and 6.

14 comments:

Laura said...

We used to spend summers riding my friends pony "Lightning" thanks for reminding me of those fun times!

fleaface said...

Lovely post! takes me back to that time and that summer. What I really remember best is the satin like feel of the pony's hair, the velvety nose, picking those purple weeds, milkweeds? and playing by the creek. REally good times!
thanks for the trip back :)

Katie said...

Jumping rope, playing jacks and marbles, ridig bike, watching the Memorial Day Parade, marking off the days until the carnival came to town, visiting my uncle's farm to watch him hand milk the cows, picking strawberries for 10 cents a quart to have money for the carnival.

Judy said...

My best summer memory was getting to go the the Outer Banks each summer for 2 weeks with the whole family and lying on the beach and baking!

Still go there each summer and for a week at christmas!

ForestJane said...

The pony looks so very patient, with three sitting there. lol

Summers for me were often spent in a mimosa tree - the spreading branches made good nests for treehouses!

Peggy said...

sounds like summer is a wonderful time in your neck of the woods... have a great one

Laurie said...

Finn,
A great description of summer! Love the quilt below too! It looks neat!
Hugs
Laurie

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Oh, how you bring back those wonderful childhood memories of summertime fun.

So glad that you are enjoying it .

Sweet P said...

Every word you say is true. I grew up in Minnesota and our June's were just like that. Where I live now in New Hampshire however, school doesn't get out until the end of June. Too bad!

Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Maggie Ann said...

You make my mind go backwards to the warm evenings we played hide and seek with such excitement!

Shellie said...

Finn, what great memories you brought back for me. Nothing like playing Kick the Can in the twilight with fireflies dancing everywhere or twirling around in a tire swing until you so dizzy you can't stand up.

I'm so glad your eyes a behaving themselves enough to let you post and do a bit of quilting.

Tracey said...

I think June is my favorite month....although I wish it was a bit WARMER this year. Now all we need is the fireflies and the mason jar to catch 'em in...and we'll be set! :oD

Ann said...

Fireflies in a pepsi bottle(glass, not plastic, where you had to hold your thumb over the top to keep them in) and June bugs on a string! Haven't thought of those things in a while! You are an inspiration in more ways than one!

Darcie said...

What a darling picture Finn...such nostalgia!

So sorry to see that you've been having eye troubles again. (I'm behind...and usual...with everyone's blogs.) I will keep you in my thoughts for a prompt and healthy recovery.