Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Staples

When I think of summertime, the following words immediately come to mind:
lemonade
watermelon
heat
blue skies
fireworks
grilling
Popsicles
crepe myrtles 
swimming
and...
 FRUIT SALAD

Almost everyday I concoct a new variation with whatever fruit I happen to have.  Strawberries are almost always included because they are of course perfectly in season right now.  On this day I added bananas, pineapple and mandarin oranges to the mix.  Sometimes I add grapes or apples or grapefruit; there are no rules!  You just can't mess it up.  There is something so wonderfully summer about a cold bowl of fruit salad.

What are some words that come to mind when you think of summer?

3 comments:

Maria Rose said...

Pretty much the exact same list with walks, vacations, and outdoor activities added.

affectioknit said...

Mmmmm! Fruit Salad!

Joe and Talsie said...

Swimming pools, fireflies, mosquitoes (unfortunately), popsicles and sunscreen. Summer smells like sunscreen and freshly mowed grass. Let's throw in thunderstorms for early summer and burn bans for late summer and you've got my childhood memories.