For Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge for the past weeks we have discussed topics that add to our well-being – nutrition, hope, faith, exercise. Starting this month we are going to switch to a new series of topics that are more seasonal. We start with summer. Check out my page for the rest of the month. So much has changed since the Summer of 2020 as we tiptoe past the restrictions of COVID 19.
“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
Remember to join in #WQWWC, the only rule is that you must include a quote in your post. Respond any way you want. Make a meme, write a story, philosophize for 2,000 words, or write a Haiku with 8 syllables.
My #WQWWC Post for Summer
First Summer in Prescott, AZ
Here in Prescott, it seemed that summer would never get here. Suddenly, the nineties have arrived, leaves are fully out, gardens planted in pots to keep the rabbits away, neighbors stop to visit as they go in and out, kayaks are loaded onto car roofs, bikes onto bike racks, pickleball abounds from 7:30 to 9:30 am, then comes to an abrupt end as people head to the pool. Prescott draws adults escaping the Phoenix and Tucson heat to play in one of our four lakes, and hike on our mountain trails. It’s Disneyland for adults.
Sadly for me, most of you don’t live in Prescott, AZ. This is your chance to tell what’s going on in your world. Or are you leaving your world to take a vacation? Maybe your world is upside down from mine and you are in the deep throes of winter. You’re going to have to dig into your archives and remember the warmer days.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”Sam Keen
summer all year long sage and kelly leaves waving ripe fruit bursting forth © 2021 Marsha Ingrao Haiku
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”L.M. Montgomery
Wonderful Summer Remembered
June – a Time to Learn New Skills
Lady Lee Manilla introduced me to a new form of poetry, and I wanted to try it on you this week.
Dress for Joy in Summer
Dress for joy in summer shorts and t-shirts, not sweats swimming suits, flip flops, hats scarves, coats, boots, socks all packed sunscreen, Off - spray for gnats Dress for joy in summer smiles and laughs, not frowns face scrunched up with giggles snorkels, kayak, paddles, crayons, book of scribbles Dress for joy in summer trikes, bikes, scooters, skateboards walking sticks for hiking roller blades and knee pads helmet fit for biking Dress for joy in summer glass jars for lightning bugs to watch and then let go camera, cell phone - SNAP selfies, landscape photos © 2021 Marsha Ingrao Monchielle
Monchielle – is a poem that consists of four five-line stanzas where the first line repeats in each verse. Each line within the stanzas consist of six syllables, and lines three and five rhyme. The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml. created by Jim T. Henriksen
Shopping Center for Summer Quotes
Bing or Google do equally well to take you to the quote malls quickly. Favorites quotes and obscure quotes abound. If you don’t want the joy of window shopping, here are a few more of my favorites.
“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”Langston Hughes
“Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.”Bryan Procter
Visit the #WQWWC Community
Visit two or three or more + me and see how fast you make good friends. 🙂
- Elizabeth * Read all the #WQWWC Community Links – Wahoo!
- KL Caley
- Lady Lee
- Sheetal *New Friend
Don’t forget to leave your link with a comment in addition to the pingback so I don’t miss you.
Now it’s your turn
What’s going on with you this summer?