In a couple of weeks, it will be June. Soon, the balmy and sweaty nights of summer will be here again. I am hoping that this year's summer won't be as hot as the summer of 2010, where we had about 52 days that were in the 90 degrees or higher. As this summer approaches, I've been thinking a lot of how I've spent my summers when I was younger. How about you? Do you have any good memories of your past summers?
This photo was taken at my front garden last year. I had about five Sunflowers all blooming at the same time. I borrowed this quote from here.
When I was a kid, summers were spent:
- going out with my friends to have picnics and swimming at a nearby river
- napping on hot afternoons
- reading novels with my sister
- eating oranges, mabolo, santol and green mangoes at my grandpa's farm
- playing hide-and-seek, telling scary stories with the cousins at night
- having stick fights with my brother (we pretend they're swords)
- riding my bike
- visiting the rice fields with my parents
- cooking with wood fire at our farm house
- catching up while drinking cold soft drinks or cold calamansi juice with the cousins on lazy, hot afternoons
- writing poetry
- learning to play the guitar
- watching fireflies at dusk and imagining that an enchanted world exists at our backyard's old mango tree