A new book, some flowers on my tablecloth
and reading outside in dappled sunlight.
White parasols against the blue sky
Crossing the water to new horizons
Sunrise on the lake and hazy skies
Closed shutters against the midday heat
listening to muffled sounds in the street outside.
The perfume of roses as they climb to the sky
Watching wavelets break on the beach
and listening to tiny pebbles singing their gravelly song!
The elegance of a sailing boat waiting for evening breezes
and watching the sunset and eating some good quality ice-cream!
This is the ice-cream I sometimes make at home!
It's a single tub serving of coffee ice-cream.
I make a chocolate sauce with 4 squares of dark chocolate,
add 1tbs water, 1 tbs light cream, 1 tbs alcohol of your choice (optional).
Melt the chocolate and liquid together gently to blend
then pour the hot sauce over the cold ice-cream.
Oh! the glorious tastes of summer!
When I think of summer, I remember my childhood and all it meant to me:
days that never ended
the beach and the sound of waves
the seagulls cry
sand in-between my toes
and ice-cream cones.
These days, summer evokes life without a fixed schedule,
never looking at my watch
Getting out early to see the sunrise
letting myself live the moment so fully that I think I'll burst with joy!
How does summer speak to you?