HOLIDAY TIME!

July seems to be the best time to enjoy the summer season.

2014 JULY 2 SUNSET
2014 JULY 2 SUNSET

It certainly has been great weather for the bbq, travel to various locations or just enjoying a staycation.

Staying at home works, often-times, with a slower pace of life for those few days. Beautiful sunsets abound!

Certainly, it gives a chance to get caught up on some reading, catch a movie or two.

In the book category, I recommend One Perfect Day, a novel by Lauraine Snelling. Admittedly, I was drawn to the wintry book cover filled with a single red and white figure amidst a forest of birch trees, my favourite. From the first page, I was drawn into the everyday lives of two families, their interactions and challenges. No spoilers here but Snelling, skillfully, weaves her fictional story that parallels real-life choices that face many families.

Movies will work for a rainy day.  Live theatre performances are plentiful as well.

Wherever you go this summer, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

STAYCATION VACATION!

Summer is here!                                                                                                       

Coreopsis!
Coreopsis!

July days of heat and sunshine usually translate into vacation time.

This year we are having a staycation for the holidays.

You might be wondering about that term, basically a stay-at-home holiday. It turns out that there are many places to visit within an hour or so; others are right here in our community. Choices range from seeing a play by Shakespeare or Shaw, Wonderland visit, a day at the beach,  conservation areas with hiking trails and so much more.

Sometimes, it is great just to hang out around home:

Enjoy the summer!

*This brief (under 60 words) poem is posted in response to the vacation prompt at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.ca/2013/07/words-count-with-mama-zen.html .

STAYCATION VACATION!

The pool is primed and ready

the shrubs are trimmed and neat

cool drinks are made

the picnic is set

staycation is hard to beat!

© 2013 Patricia A. McGoldrick
 
 
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