This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to post what signifies summer. In Calgary & Southern Alberta, that can mean blazing hot sunny days, or ambling flakes of snow – sadly, I’m not kidding!
As a child it meant school was out, endless days playing in the sandbox, on swingsets, slides or the monkey bars at the park up the street, riding bikes out to the woods on the edge of Fort St John (British Columbia) playing monsters, or hide & seek, and climbing trees. Or, if we were really lucky, a family vacation to Vancouver Island to enjoy the beaches.
Childhood days long gone doesn’t mean any less enjoyment. Playing with the dogs down by the river; coaxing the best out of perennials in our short growing season; the smell of fresh cut grass; walking through a pine scented forest after a rain; beautiful fresh greens in the mountains and foothills, and the sound of children’s laughter on the playground.