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Clinging onto Summer

August 20, 2012

September is just around the corner and I’m grabbing at the last moments of our precious summer time; lazy days and rainy days, cooking, laughing, holidaying, outdoor candlelit evenings; just being – reconnecting with friends and family. This year, despite the very few glimpses of British sunshine we’ve ‘sucked the marrow’ out of this seemingly fleeting season.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my planning for our new home school year which will start on the 3rd September; I’ve been blessed with a child-free day to pray, read, write and prepare for my little learners; my four year old has requested his own desk so he can do his ‘work’ – what do you think?

“His lessons should be joyous”
(Charlotte Mason – Vol 1, Part V Lessons As Instruments Of Education, p.178)

We still have things to tick off our summer wish list, but we also have just under two weeks to complete it!

Swimming and camping are next on the agenda – the children are so excited for our tent adventures this weekend…Mummy is also somewhat ‘excited’ about the work this seems to involve but it’s all memory making hey?!

Our garden hasn’t seen too much action this year apart from these yummy loganberries that keep appearing; unfortunately they get picked and eaten quicker than I can snap a picture but I caught these beauties before the children got in there!

One of my favourite summer activities have been our family walks, no agenda, no time to be home – just walking; gazing at the beauty around us and taking a few treasures home to enjoy!

…and I love the still evenings, as the night creeps in and you don’t quite want another summer’s day to end

Moonlight, summer moonlight by Emily Bronte
‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, All soft and still and fair; The solemn hour of midnight Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere,But most where trees are sending Their breezy boughs on high, Or stooping low are lending A shelter from the sky.

And there in those wild bowers A lovely form is laid; Green grass and dew-steeped flowers Wave gently round her head.

How will you be spending these last few precious summer days?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2012 1:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this with the carnival! We are feeling the same way around here…squeeze out a bit more summer while we can.

    • leahboden permalink*
      August 21, 2012 9:59 am

      Thanks Barb – not had too much time for blogging; enjoying the summer and my family but I love the CM carnival, I try not to miss it x L

  2. August 22, 2012 2:14 am

    LOVE the Bronte poetry!! 🙂

  3. September 12, 2012 3:47 pm

    Suppose I’m in the minority here for wanting summer to be done, but it just last sooooo long here in Georgia! I’m longing for fall – but I am trying to appreciate what’s left of summer. Lovely post.

    • leahboden permalink*
      September 12, 2012 4:10 pm

      Thank you Jamie – enjoy the sunshine! L x

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