...is a challenge for me. This is my least favorite season. I don't enjoy hot weather and find myself hiding away indoors to stay cool. Even as a child, I complained about summertime and being bored. I would rather have been in school. So far the weather is just right so I am enjoying the start of summer. I am hoping the summer will continue as it has started.
Summer at Cranberry Cottage is a little easier to take than in the city. It is a cooling effect to be by the woods.
As I mentioned, I wanted to bring a look of the colors of the season to the cottage and made slipcovers for my pillows on the couch. I wanted to have the pillow with the ties standing upwards but we discovered within minutes that our cat Dagi thought this was a fun toy to play with so I turned them sideways. This couch is an olive green although it looks a bit grey in this photo. I will take the slipcovers off once again to reveal my beloved tapestry pillows when summer ends.
I have found this blog to be helpful for me to appreciate each season for what it is, what it brings, and what it gives. I hope to spend more time this summer enjoying the bounty of the season. We have vowed to picnic more this year enjoying the Dutch countryside. What about you? Do you have any special plans or vows for this summer? How does summer rate among your favorite seasons?
"There's a time each year
That we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees'es
And sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day's work is over
Then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying,
Each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time."
~~ Lyrics by Ron Shields, In the Good Old Summertime ~~
Just a note of thanks to you all for the loving support about my tooth. I still have no pain and hope I can put it off until November. I am grateful that it is not hurting! I am also glad to hear I am not alone in being afraid of dentists. It makes me feel less silly to know others are the same. Maybe Dena and I need to hold each others hands and have our teeth pulled together for comfort. *grins*
Edit: I had created a new look for my blog this morning and found out that people were not able to comment for some reason. So two new looks in one day.