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Summer at Last 6

Two weeks into a month in Spain and I’m getting my fill of summer. Drinking in the sun and heat like a cat stretches into a slice of morning sunlight. A long weekend at the beach. Cold drinks and sand between my toes. Warm, heavy breezes that turn to passing rainstorms. Breakfast outside in the crisp morning breeze. Mornings in the air-conditioned library working on my thesis. Lunch with the family on the patio. Dinner outside with friends at tables in the plaza, then ice cream at midnight on the bridge over the river. Sleeping night after night with no covers, hot until the morning breeze sets in. Listening to the rise and fall of cicadas. Smelling jasmine and sunscreen and dry grass. Wearing flip-flops and sundresses every day.

Moving to a place with summer is becoming an obsession. Next year: breakfast or dinner on our own patio in July!


  1. Rose

    08/01/2011 at 1:42 pm

    Oakland! Bonus points for gazing across the bay at the fog. 😉

  2. Megsie

    08/04/2011 at 9:09 pm

    This sounds like heaven. Except the hot until morning part. I like my sleep accompanied by covers and the AC. Then I can be out in the heat. Thanks for sharing Spain with me!

    P.S. You know that Minnesota has summer…AND winter. Two for the price of one?

    • Cherry

      08/05/2011 at 1:40 pm

      As much as I love reading your blog Meg and a couple others in Minnesota, living there would mean half out life on planes, so I’ll have to keep enjoying it from afar…


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