Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the Ninety-Fourth and Last Day of Summer

 I know one thing for absolutely sure, I am a blessed woman.  I wasn't sure if I would have something  to share on each day of the "Days of Summer".  I live a pretty basic no frills life. I found there is something in the every day. Flowers to bring in for the table.  A deer that visits the back yard.  The high pitched laughter-squeals of grandchildren playing with one another. Fingers turning blue from picking blueberries.  Remembering how to play hop-scotch and how to do the hokey-pokey.  Clothes to hang on the line.  A bounty of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from our garden. The earth smell of whole wheat dough as it is kneaded. Walking barefoot on the cool grass. The whirring sound of window fans day and night.  Watching humming birds, bumble bees and butterflies enjoy the flowers all summer long.  Short conversations with neighbors. Weddings. New babies. Summer birthdays. "Camping" in the backyard making s'mores. Sitting in the sun drinking iced tea.  Doc Watson playing and singing  on a Friday evening just down the street. An evening listening to  Gillian Welch.   Most of all ,and oh so wonderful, were the days spent in Georgia, Virgina, towns throughout North Carolina and right here at home with precious family and friends. I am grateful.

If you haven't visited this summer, please feel free to share in The Days of Summer by looking under Summer 2011.


  1. Freida, I LOVE your blog. I don't visit everyday but when I do, I stay awhile : )
    Yur pictures make me smile..especially the pictures of you & David. I love ya'll!

  2. Mom, I really enjoyed the chronicles of your summer. Thank you for posting and giving me something to enjoy everyday. It helped me especially when Ian was away. :)

  3. I have been following your blog for about a year now and I have to say that the "Days of Summer" has been my favorite!
    I love all of your posts and especially love the way you are so thankful for the simple things in life. I feel so warm and content after reading your blog and it has caused me to be more aware of how blessed I am as well.
    I hope you continue posting - you are truly an inspiration to me.
    God bless you and your family.

  4. Thank you Anonymous,for visiting. Not anything fancy over here. Yes, we are blessed everyday.