Elizabeth has a blogs at ‘Simple Pleasures’, She does a lot of boating, emphasizing the simple things (that are not always simple to me, (smile), but fun to read.) They travel around and put their boat in and have fun. The other day I recognized a shot from the Dora Canal. One of the prettiest miles on the water.
We lived on Lake Dora, right at the mouth of the canal. When we had visitors, they had to see the canal.
Then MA (What’s new at my house) got me thinking of time without A/C. And the simple pleasures of Summer.
WE lived mostly in the Piedmont section of North Carolina. That is close enough for a picnic lunch and a drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Simple family fun, hoping to see a bear or deer. Usually we saw both.
I did swim in a real city pool a few times, but most of the times it was in a creek. Sometimes not knee deep, but in the summer who cares.
For a couple times our home was close to the Catawba River. Simple fun, a cane pole, a pint jar of pinto beans, an onion from a farmers garden and my dog Ace. Fishing and swimming. Simple fun.
Swings are simple pleasures whether in the woods on a vine, over a creek on a single rope or on the front porch.
Did your mama ever spray you with the garden hose? I thought of that yesterday when Sherece had Stella out on the drive under shower from a garden hose.
Then a thunder storm on a hot day, enough to put water running in the gutter or ditch. Wading barefoot and smelling the earth after a shower. What a pleasure.
Growing up we did not have Air conditioning of course, and I liked to sleep on the porch.
There is a story in Sherry’s family. Her mama Susie was visiting son Vernon & family in Detroit. She slept in Rick’s room. As usual, it was hot and they were sweating. Susie said Rick (about 6 yrs old) looked over at her and said, “Nice and warm tonight, isn’t it?”
(Rick is in Saudi Arabia at present, nice and warm there too!)
Now for old folk, a simple pleasure in the summer is, AIR CONDITIONING.
This Chrysler Diablo never made it to Production either, I sure like it.