8.09.2008

Summer Saturday

If she had to pick one thing that she loves most about living in the Ohio Valley, Very Mary would definitely choose summer. Sure the humidity is about 4000% and she often feels like she's walking around in a sauna, but all that humidity makes for lushity, greenalicious summers.

Summers so vivid and sweet-smelling that she wants to roll around in the grass and squirm her bare toes through the clover. Summers bringing dozens of flashy butterflies and zooming hummingbirds and thick, hearty wildflowers. Summers so perfect that wee wild strawberries pop up alongside her stairs.

8 comments:

Kay aka dkswife said...

Those grow in my fields every year too. They are no bigger than my thumbnail, but do taste good! :)

see you there! said...

Hmm, thought I commented on this. I must be loosing my little mind. The strawberries look delicious in anycase.

Darla

The Mommy said...

For some reason this post feels like Deja Vu To me too. hmmm. I love strawberries. They're some of my favorite things to eat!

i am very mary said...

Sorry about that deja vu...I am not always so good with numbers. So, when preposting, I put the wrong date. Sigh.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Loverly.

I was in Ohio in the summer a couple of times; the memories are vague because of heat-induced amensia, I think...

dkuroiwa said...

Aaah...the 4000% humidity...I'm glad you love it because it just about kills me!! One summer, I lived in Ohio and I worked in a drive-thru convenience store (do they still have those?) and was oh so very happy when my shift was in the cooler!!!
I love those strawberies...so delicate...and bright! Lovely...just lovely!!

katydidnot said...

i do miss my huge strawberry patch in colorado. the racoons always got the berries before we did, but we liked the racoons so it's ok.

jenny fowler said...

i am jealous of humidity and lush gardens. i live in dryness (is that how you spell that word? where's spell check on blogger comments?) so i'm always happy when people actually appreciate their greenalicious summers, like you say.