“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James
Though summer has never been my favorite season, I can understand why the words “summer afternoon” are beautiful, especially for someone who lives in a cooler climate than the one where I grew up. Summer coaxes us outdoors for games, cookouts, conversation — all sorts of things that bring people together just for fun.
Several blog readers may recognize someone they know — maybe even themselves!– in the photo above. Trivia question for those who don’t know any of the people pictured: can you guess which two people, newly met in this photo, ended up getting married to each other? (All giveaway clues will be censored from comments, so no cheating!)
Here’s hoping you will be able to get out a few more times this summer, and cook up some fun!