Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom...

Remember that old song, Summer Breeze, by Seals & Crofts?

See the curtains hangin' in the window,
in the evenin' on a Friday night...
A little light a-shinin' through the window,

lets me know everything's alright...

Summer breeze
makes me feel fine
blowing through the jasmine in my mind

See the paper layin' in the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walked on up to the doorstep
Through the screen and across the floor

Summer breeze
Makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

Sweet days of summer
The jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up, and playing her tune
And I come home
from a hard day's work,
and you're waiting there...not a care in the world
See the smile a-waitin' in the kitchen
food cookin' and the plates for two
See the arms that reach out to hold me
in the evening when the day is through

Summer breeze
makes me feel fine
blowing through the jasmine in my mind

It's such a great song about the pleasures of summer. With that in mind, here are pics of a couple of my favorite places, where I find it especially easy to let the summer breezes make me feel fine...

This is my local Starbucks. It's a great place to hang out, and in summer I can often be found here, either outside, at one of the tables, or inside, curled up in one of the big, oversized, purple velvet chairs. Sometimes I go by myself, with a book or some writing, and sometimes I meet a friend or family member here. When he's in town (he travels a lot and is currently in Africa), I often meet my ex here for coffee. I'm a nightowl, and not a morning person at all, so the icy goodness of a venti iced latte delivers the necessary jolt of caffeine that I require, always, to ease into the day.

Another place I find it easy to enjoy the summer breezes is by my pool. This is a pic of Kath and me, taken on Sunday night, when we were feelin' fine by the pool.


Lisa :-] said...

We had one day of summer last month, and then we slid back into spring. Which is fine by me...but I only got to wear my shorts for a couple of days. Maybe the whole world is better for that.... :-]

Cynthia said...

I'll never forget Summer Breeze. They were playing that song at a concert when a guy punched me in the nose for accidentally spilling my drink on him. I hear that song and feel the crunch of broken cartilage. That does dim my pleasure a bit, but it is a lovely song.

TJ said...

Love that song!! and seeing you was wonderful...looking mighty fine I might add! Ah summer really is great isn't it? It would be perfect at 70.8 degrees. menpause has a small flex of variation for uncomfortable! laughing!!
So good to see you my friend..Love TJ

Paul said...

Feelin' fine and lookin' fine.

Tammy said...

I have 4 8ft Jasmine out back, against the house. The breeze flows through the house and reminds me of this song :) Now if I could just get you under my gazebo, I'd run out and get you the iced latte. LOL

You look beautiful!