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Collecting the Summer

Soundtrack. . .

When it gets to be this time of year . . . late in the summer. . . when the air starts to cool and the season starts to change, I start "collecting" the summer.  In my mind.  Becoming hyper-aware of what makes summer so delightful.  So . . . in January and February . . . I can remember what's ahead.  And get through the dark winter.

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The sound of flip-flops.  Thunderstorms.  Ladybugs, dragonflies, and hummingbirds.  The sound the sprinkler makes when it first pops out of the ground and starts watering.  The squeak in the wheels of my garden cart.

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Lightning bugs.  The smell of cooking on the grill.  Lawnmowers.  Ice tea on the back patio.  Cicadas.  Daisies and busy bees.  The smell of tomato plants.

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Running outside barefoot.  Hanging baskets of flowers.  The smell of the earth when it rains.  Dandelions.  So much daylight.  And the warmth of the sun.  Here comes the sun.

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This shawl, les Abeilles by Anne Hanson, will always remind me of the sun!  Details on Ravelry here.

Enjoy these last days of summer!

(PS -- George has always been my favorite!)

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margene

Such a beautiful, poignant post about the end of summer, but a wonderful way to show off the shawl. It's a perfect color, a perfect homage to summer.
My fave was John. ;-)

Marilyn

You picked out all the best summer things...makes me unhappy that it is mostly over....

Lovely shawl. I have it queued...along with maybe another quatrillion shawls!

I didn't have a favorite Beatle. But if I had to pick maybe Ringo.

Cookie

Simply lovely.

Sara

I too love summer and the things of summer! But, then and again - I love all the seasons...

Your shawl is simply stunning! I love Anne's patterns.

My favorite Beatle: John - his songwriting was awesome...

Patty

Beautiful post Kym, thank-you. That shawl is spectacular.

Diana Troldahl

I have been following the birth of Anne's shawl on her blog this summer. It has inspired me to try and design my own lace stitch patterns... sometime this winter when I am dreaming of the sun.

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