Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Appreciating Summer...

I just read Arthur A. Levine's new blog at http://arthuralevine.wordpress.com, he's fairly new the blogging world but not to the children's publishing world (he's the American editor of the Harry Potter books). His own picture book is coming out soon, I can't wait to see it.

His long nostalgic blog made me realize that I have slumped in my blogging. There are too many excuses as to why but I am inspired. Arthur's blog is about appreciating summer so I thought about it and decided to share my appreciation with you.

I’m appreciating the anticipation of summer. The deck of our 65 year old cottage sits eighty feet above the Puget Sound near Seattle and it’s been raining and raining and raining. The slugs are conferencing in my garden and every seed we planted has molded.

But when the sun comes out, everything looks new and dressed in a thousand shades of green and I go out on the deck and fill my lungs with warm sea air and my mind with sunny thoughts and I remember that without the rain, you can’t have a rain forest. It might even get up to 60 degrees today – time to put away the fleece vest! Yeah summer!

What do you appreciate about the summer?

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