It’s a little hard to get too gung ho about Summer with 100 degree plus days here lately, and facing my AC unit’s coil leaking some….ugh, but let’s think of the good things. I always feel better in the warmer weather. There are precautions to take, like not going crazy on sun, it’s good for us to get some sunlight, but I was never one for laying out, or tanning beds, leather skin and sun spots are icky. Also, drinking lots of water is very important. I especially have to watch this when doing photoshoots this time of year, or Summer weddings. Staying hydrated, because failing is not an option with a no do over event.
I just like the energy of Spring and Summer, and even Fall. People are focused on home improvement projects, personal health, feeling the wind in their faces on a motorcycle or driving a convertible, swimming and other outdoor sports, outdoor concerts, Summer cookouts and entertaining friends, etc. Oh, and let’s not forget the fresh produce / fruit! I hate hot house tomatoes, as you can get in the Winter, plus peach season and Georgia one state away!! Positive living is about perception….sure the 105 degree heat sucks, but it’s not that way every day…..there is always something to focus on that you enjoy that you can only do this time of year.
Here are some things I encourage you to do, just for something new. Country drive, taking photos in a daisy filled field, going canoeing, taking your dogs to the lake or river and let them enjoy the Summer activities with you….enjoy them while they’re here and let them enjoy new adventures too. Whitewater rafting, attending local festivals, drive in movies, supporting the local hardware store sometimes for home improvement needs as opposed to the giants, more water and less Coke, more cold cuts and salads and less fast food, nice fresh seafood on the grill, independent local restaurant instead of a corporate chain…..OH, and a roadside fruit stand for delicious produce, this supports the local grower and gives you great fruits and vegetables! Here are some resources for delicious foods and produce, besides that, look for the people on the side of the road and keep a few dollars on you at all times
Oh, and our last rain we had here, was causing ripples in my above ground pool, as it was letting up, and the soap based chemical even got me a bubble, a little slow shutter speed and good timing got this cool photo. Enjoy and be well!