Monday, September 25, 2006

Ode to all things Summery!


And the livin' is easy

Fish are jumpin'

And the cotton is high"

George Gershwin may have beat me to immortalising the joys of summer in his song, aptly named, "Summertime" but that aint gonna stop me in sharing with all y'all why summer is my favourite time of the year!

1. It's jacaranda season! The streets and gardens are draped in lilac confetti , it looks amazing. Yes my allergies suffer, but its a small price to pay for such beauty!

2. It's easier to wake up in the morning, with light streaming in from 5.30am, i find my body is less reluctant to get up from its warm confines!

3. Weekends transform into 3day fiesta's, everyone feels the need to get outside and party up a storm....divine.

4. Less clothing! I'm sure males everywhere will nod in agreement that the opposite sex looks easier on the eye, lol. Speaking on behalf of all the ladies, its great to let the skin breath.

5. Fruit, fruit, fruit! Winter is like a barren wasteland, but in summer, everything comes alive. Gosh, i could wax lyrical for hours about my love of all things citrus, watermelons, peaches, grapes....yum!

6. Sunny dispositions...its really hard to be in a bad mood when the sun is shining bright outside!

7. Music sounds that much better! When those in the northern hemisphere are experiencing their summer delights and all artists are debuting their latest summer tracks...believe, they dont sound so catchy to those of us down south combating the cold and strains of flu....But when the sun gets us, all of a sudden, those catchy rhymes make sense...we totally get the idea of "shaking our booty till the early morn!"

8. Getting caught in a summer down-pour...not so great for one's hair (black hair that is) but definitely brings out the inner child in us all!

Some not so great things about summer!

1. Being stuck indoors, in the office when the weather is gorgeous!

2. Getting burnt in the sun and ending up with strange, criss-crossy tan lines that last the whole of summer.

3. My allergies flare up big time *sniffle sniffle*

4. MOSQUITOES!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh....enuff said :-)

Feel free to share your favourite things about summer with me!

1 comment:

Anita said... your summer approaches - we start to freeze and I might add a lot worse than you did over the winter in Zim!

Enjoy the summer babes. Wish it was summer here (as the days grow shorter and colder).