Sunday, July 27, 2014

Holding Onto Summer and Keeping It In a Jar

A Moment Captured In Time: Summer Flowers 
It's hard to believe that the first month of summer is already behind us, and it's just a little over one month until school is back in session for the kids.  As a Canadian, summer is such a precious, fleeting moment--like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, or a Robin about to leave the nest for the very first time.  

If you follow the SnyMed blog on Instagram, you'll see that I enjoy chronicling the summer with snapshots of seasonal flowers, and images of local wildlife.  In the cooler fall and winter months, I enjoy looking back on these colourful images, in contrast to a barren landscape.

This summer marks many transitions for my family and I, and I'm trying to hold onto summer before it slips away, and vanishes into orange and brown fall leaves.  If this analogy sounds a little melancholy, it reflects my desire for summer to last a little longer--or at least, go a little slower.  If you have kids or grandkids who are quickly growing up, you might echo this sentiment.  Sometimes I wish I could hold onto summer and keep it in a jar: the way that some children catch fireflies, and carry the jar like a lantern; a guiding light.

So, I've vowed to not let summer pass me by and enjoy every single moment of it.  From the simple delight of watching the kids run through the sprinkler as they trill with delight; to the gourmet pleasure of feasting on a succulent barbecue; to the primitive pleasure of sitting by a crystalline lake as the day unfolds before me.  I don't want to miss a moment of it.
My Son Enjoying a Simple Summer Pleasure
Trying a Dempter's Deluxe Sausage Bun
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What has been the highlight of summer 2014 for you so far? What are you looking forward to as the rest of the summer unfolds?

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20 comments:

  1. It's so important to cherish the time we have with our family, whether it's kids, dogs, or whoever. Time is fleeting, and we don't get it back. We need to appreciate it right her, right now.

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  2. I've had a great summer too just slowing down and saying "no" to things.

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  3. I love summer too. Now that I'm in TX vs my home state of CT I get more of it, but still cherish every bit. Hope you are still enjoying it :)

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  4. Ah enjoy it!! My son started kindergarten last week! I can't believe how early school starts here. Its insane. It used to be after Labor day, now its a month before Labor Day.

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  5. me too! I want to hold onto summer! Just not ready to let it go yet!

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  6. My husband and I were talking about how fast the summer is going. Time to plan some more fun things before it is over.

    Michelle F>

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  7. Cool and beautiful picture of summer flowers and letting your kids enjoy the summer!

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  8. Spending time with family is so important. I cherish every moment.

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  9. Summer has gone by so fast. It seem like summer just started...probably because the warm weather didn't start until recently. I'm sad to see summer come to an end!

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  10. not just summer but all the months seem to be flying by anymore, I can't believe how fast the week goes by

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  11. I can't believe summer is almost over and it's already back to school time!

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  12. It's that time of year again to get the yard ready for winter, ugh

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  13. I can't believe summer is over,i love the fall but I sure hate the snow and ice to follow

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  14. i spent 6 weeks with my dad this summer. it was a long awaited visit.

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  15. I love summer, especially since I live close to the beach. I wish it were a little longer and a litter warmer this year.

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  16. We've had rainy cold days for the past few days. Summer does slip by fast!

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  17. I love this photo,makes you wish spring was just beginning

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  18. I love to keep the rays of summer well into the fall, love your picture

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  19. We all reach for that last ray of sunshine before the snow of winter comes

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  20. June 30th and its cold and rainy we have had no good weather,I am still wearing my winter jacket

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