With the first day of summer just about two weeks away, I start to think of why it is my favorite time of year. I think the warm weather is a bit of a given, but I have a few other reasons why I love it.
The Pool – I’ve been a water rat since I was a toddler. I also lived close to the ocean in Virginia growing up. So, I have spent many hours of my life in the water. I’ve also been pulled out of the pool (over the side) because I couldn’t breathe more times than I care to remember. That has not stopped me from going back in. To this day, I still will spent a good portion of the day in the pool. I love it!
The Grill – I love cooking on the grill. I do it all year long, but it’s much more pleasant when it isn’t below freezing outside. This morning I made bacon in a frying pan on the side burner of the grill. I like to make it outside so it doesn’t smell up the house. It doesn’t matter if it’s hot dogs or steak, I love cooking out there. Plus the grill overlooks the pool. Bonus!
Motorcycles – Riding is a huge passion of mine. I still do it in some of the colder months, but like other things, it’s much more enjoyable when it’s warm outside. Being on a motorcycle is such an amazing feeling. It’s so relaxing. It also will make you forget all your problems for a while. Great for clearing your head.
Friends – This one sort of ties into all of the others. Summer to me is about hanging out with your friends, having a cookout, swimming in the pool and riding. There’s something about the camaraderie of bikers that makes you proud to be a part of that family. I’ve met some of the best people while riding or talking about motorcycles.
Photography – This is also a given. I do have a photography blog and a Photo Group. The sun, the flowers, nature, cars and waterfalls all make me very happy when I get out with the camera in my hands. There are a lot of places that I want to shoot this year. Hopefully this nice weather (well, before this weekend) will continue and I can check more places off my list.
What about summertime makes you happy?