Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice !!

It is officially the longest day of the year and the start to days of sunshine,lemonade and bare feet which reminds me of one of my favorite stories :

I Would Pick More Daisies 
Don Herold (Adapted)

When the late Nadine Stair of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again.

"I'd make more mistakes next time," she said. "I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been on this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

"You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, and a raincoat. If I had to do it over again, I would travel lighter than I have.

"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds and I would pick more daisies."

Summer is the season of Wonder,the time of the year that evokes the spirit of play and imagination  with a carefree aura to its days.Wildflowers await bare feet ,fireflies dance in symphony amidst overflowing gardens of the earths bounty. I plan to take Nadine Stair's advice and pick more daisies than I ever have before and not wear shoes (unless i have to) until Fall.

Here is a recipe for Old Fashioned Lemonade


It looks divine,I plan to add some strawberries !

Happy Daisy Picking !!!

1 comment:

  1. Ohh, that sounds good. I think I'll make some this weekend! yummy. I agree, summer is a time of wonder and discovery.