Anyone who really knows me might read this title and be confused. I am typically not a lover of summer unless I can spend it at the beach. Because I still work full-time summers at the beach are just a wish. I typically do not love summer because I am not a fan of hot and humid weather. But this summer has been glorious! Temperatures in the low 80s with cool evenings usually in the mid-50s. This is not typical summer weather for PA.
But we have enjoyed every last minute of this weather - dinner almost every night on the deck, sitting out until nearly bedtime most days even while braving the mosquitoes - which are not as bad as normal.
And while we have not had enough rain this summer my flowers in the garden are still looking great considering it is August.
I have been keeping small vases of flowers tucked here and there in the house all summer. I grab my kitchen shears and head out quite regularly to the yard and snip zinnias, dahlias, coneflowers, roses, feverfew, bits of herbs - whatever looks good. They get tucked into small vases and enjoyed for nearly a week at a time. Anyone who follows me on instagram are probably tired of all of my flower pictures. Me - I wish I could make mini bouquets all year long. There may be more grocery store bouquets in my future during the colder months.