Thursday, August 28, 2008

dear summer,

Mornings have become a blur of yellow school buses and evening settles in earlier.  You'll be leaving us soon and it occurred to me that a thank-you note is in order.  For the long sunny days and the nights filled with fireworks and shooting stars.  For gardenias, then hydrangeas, and finally the hot pink explosion of crape myrtle blossoms.  For Dr. Mac's best ever tomato crop, for Ina Garten's corn salad recipe and South Carolina peaches.  Thank you for the little yellow finches at the feeder and, for the first time ever, hummingbirds!  For novels read, Monopoly played, movies watched in popcorn bliss.  For dips in the pool, trips to Dairy Queen and a home run made when the bases were loaded.  It went by in the blink of a firefly.  Bushels of gratitude.  Soon there will be autumn memories to make.  

1 comment:

Catherine Fortin said...

Such a beautiful . .poem. So lyrical and calming, I recommend it as bed-time reading.