Why Not . . . Savor the Last Days of Summer?
Wednesday August 31, 2011

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Unofficially summer is coming to a close after the long Labor Day weekend or Bank Holiday depending upon where you live, but there is still so many moments to savor and bask in before the season is behind us until next year.

I don’t know about you, but while I am not a fan of extreme heat, as soon as the evening temperatures drop 15 degrees or so on a somewhat consistent basis, I am certain that fall is fast approaching.  And while I adore the season that sheds the recent past to begin making way for the new, I longingly wish I had taken the time to drink up some of my favorite summer pastimes just one more time.

So this time, no longingly looking back, let’s all soak up summer, every last ounce so that as we begin to enter into fall we do so with a light, yet certain step.

Here are a few ways you might want to savor the last days of summer:

1. Revel in a tomato plucked straight from the vine

2. Root, root for the home team – take in a baseball game

3. Don a pair of stylish shorts with a stunning silk blouse

4. Luxuriate in a book from beginning to end – let go of time

5. Kabobs!

6. Early morning walks with the sunrise

7. Breathe in the sweet scent of fresh basil

8. Treat yourself to a bright, playful pedicure

9. Bare some shoulder

10. Slowly nibble on a waffle cone filled with ice cream

11. Relax enjoying warm summer evenings

12. Watch the last tennis grand slam of the season (for either the tennis or simply gawking at Nadal)

13. Read one more book for pleasure before fall’s list of best-sellers calls your name

14. Leave the windows open while you slumber

15. Hang the sheets out to be sun-kissed

16. Fire up the barbeque and pour a microbrew or a glass of scrumptious viognier

17. Dine al fresco

18. Run through the sprinklers

19. Leave the shoes at home and take a walk through the sand

20. Make fresh lavender lemonade

21. Schedule a date for dinner followed by a drive-in movie (bring along the dessert and wine while you watch). Cuddling encouraged!

22. Mix up a pitcher of sangria

23. Grab a friend and take a leisurely bike ride.

24. Listen to the waves of the ocean and get lost in their rhythm

25. A cobbler full of fresh berries from the farmer’s market

26. Take one last dip

27. Picnic anyone? How about a baguette, brie, some grapes to nosh on and a glass of wine?


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10 thoughts on “Why Not . . . Savor the Last Days of Summer?

  1. Such a lovely post. I fear that the temperature has already dropped too significantly here for shorts and a blouse but I will try to do some of the others!

  2. As we are just ending winter here you have definitely given me something to look forward to for the coming months (sorry to rub it in)!

  3. Love all the great suggestions about not letting summer go…I’m going to try to do all of them.Thanks. Awesome Pictures…

  4. It is the first day of Spring in Australia today – thank you for reminding me of all the wonderful things I have to look forward to over the coming months!! x

  5. Great post Shannon! 🙂
    Here in Croatia temperature finally droped a bit but shorts are still highly wearable, so great reco to wear them with silk blouse.I love you recommendations and are very interested to know how to make lavander lemonade, that sounds lovely!
    La Kat

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