Goodnight Summer

Photograph of a yellow daisy on a summer afternoon.There are always the simple events of your life that you might try to convert into legend. — Stephen Dun

Fall settled in swiftly here in the Missouri. And the stores remind us it’s time to get out decorations for Halloween. What an exciting time of year!

But summer is a season that doesn’t like to give in so easily and we’ve found ourselves experiencing a “heatwave” of sorts. Summer’s last breath has been effective in causing me to reminisce. I’ve been thinking about some of the fun we had this summer. Dinners with friends, building a deck, road trips to family farms, and flowers. There are, of course, some not so favorite memories too such as squirrels eating every last bit of fruit from our backyard trees. I guess if those are the worst of my problems, life is pretty good.

You  know I love colder weather, and I’m really looking forwarding to the Fall and Winter, but I can still take a moment and remember the not so lazy, hazy days behind us. Here are some of my favorite Namely Marly posts from this summer:

I picked a few summer flowers for you to help remember this summer’s past.

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. — Celia Thaxter

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair. — Susan Polis Shutz

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers — Claude Monet

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. — Tennessee Williams

A photograph of a red flower bud ready to blossom

Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hope you all have wonderful memories to look back on as well…and many more to look forward to. Oh, the places we’ll go tomorrow!

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7 Responses to Goodnight Summer

  1. A beautiful tribute to summer! I am eagerly awaiting fall weather here. I just found some poppies starting to sprout in my backyard, and I’m assuming they enjoyed the recent rains we had. It’s like an encore to summer!

  2. Beautiful pictures. Thank you! I am always sad to say goodbye to summer. Fall is fine, but it leads to winter in Iowa, which I don’t enjoy.

    Your quotes are a lovely tribute to sunny summer days, too.

  3. What a lovely tribute to summer. I enjoyed you and all of your lovely posts this season, and it was fun to remember some of your favorites. I still think about that post you did on Inception! Thank you for sharing all of those gorgeous blooms. We are actually finding Austin in an array of blossoms right now…I can’t believe Halloween is in a few weeks!

  4. “Beautiful”!

  5. I didn’t know squirrels eat peaches?!
    Whoa 😀

    I love the flower shots. And I’m not gonna say it,…… (mpf, ok, I miss flowers,…sigh)

    • Our squirrels seem to eat just about everything: unripe tomatoes, peaches, pears, plumbs. They even dig up our freshly planted flowers. Grrrrr. But, get this. They don’t eat the apples off our neighbor’s apple tree and she doesn’t even do that much with the apples. Life is not fair!!! But I did ask the neighbor and she was so kind to let me grab some of her apples. So maybe it’s all ok in the end. (smile)

  6. Beautiful quotes Marly. Monet is one of my favourite painters. Looking back at your posts I realize how much we’ve gotten to know each other over that last few months. It’s only been months but I feel like I’ve know you forever. I’m very grateful we’ve met and looking forward to where your posts will take us from here. You’re the best!


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