Pure Michigan – Pure Summer

I’ve been wondering if my enjoyment of the Michigan summer is because it is such a great place to live, or whether my love is based on years of joyous memories. Probably both.

Memories of spending summers with Grandma on a small lake, of my parents bringing in a string of big bluegills for our supper.

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Driving country roads, the ever-changing beauty of the farmers’ fields

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and hearing corn grow on a still evening.

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The joys of camping when our children were young, exploring the wonders of the woods and lakes.


eating lunch on a Lake Michigan beach, feeling soft sand between our toes,


swinging so high, our toes touched the sky.


Buying fresh produce for a summer supper, and preserving for winter’s cold.

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And my greatest summer joy is sitting on my purple porch swing, remembering summers past, drinking my morning coffee,


and enjoying my summer flowers.

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Pure summer, pure joy. The best part of growing old is having a life-time of wonderful memories plus all the current pleasures.

This is in response to Krista’s Daily Post challenge of “Summer Lovin'”


19 thoughts on “Pure Michigan – Pure Summer

  1. lovely photos – wonderful summer images – Pure Michigan, truly…. love those commercials , love the sound of Tim Allen’s voice, and the soft music evocative of peaceful place to rest, relax,and rejuvenate… wishing you a wonderful week.


  2. Pingback: WordPress photo challenge:Summer-lovin | Change Is Hard

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