June 8, 2011

summer nights (yep, like the song in grease.)

Although I'll always be a morning person, my favorite time of day tends to switch a bit with the seasons. During the fall I like the cool afternoons--or, you know, football weather. In the winter I find nothing quite so magical as late night walks when everything is still and blanketed with that soft, charming quiet. Springtime, then--an awakening in itself--is the best season for mornings, for dewy grass and air thick with the scent of fresh flowers: a post-rain perfume.

And summer? Summer hits its stride in the early evenings, in the time of backyard barbecues, fireflies, bike rides, long and leisurely sunset walks. There's just something so magical about summer nights; they have an almost cinematic, storybook sort of quality that brings out the best, most hopeful and unguarded versions of ourselves. And what's not to love about that?

(Photo: My Flickr)

7 comments:

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

i think me too! especially after a long day at the beach. you have salt and sand in your hair you're tired and the smell of bbq is so delicious

Allie said... [Reply to comment]

There is something completely magical about summer nights. So very true.

Mocha Mornings said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, girl, this is so true! I took a bike ride along the river the other evening, and it was perfect. And then I stopped and had beers (and water!), which was also perfect. Cheers to a nice, warm summer :)

christine donee said... [Reply to comment]

I couldn't agree more! I'm so happy to have summer nights :)

.Jessica. said... [Reply to comment]

You paint such a good picture of each season; I was instantly transformed!

Thanks for the quick little escape from this three digit temperature day. =)

The Many Colours of Happiness said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful photo :) summer evenings are the best!

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

I love this. And I didn't know it until I read your post, but I totally agree about the different times of day. Can't wait for more of these summer nights!