Summer is NOT my favorite time of year, but have to admit it's much more tolerable here in the mountains than it was in Florida! Less heat, & less thunderstorms!
Even in the summertime, there's much to be thankful for.
This little poem paints a pretty good picture of life here in 'God's country'.


Give me green rolling hills,
Give me pies cooling
on windowsills...
Give me birds chatting
on telephone poles,
And corn growing midsummer
in patterned rows.

Give me crickets chirping
on warm summer nights,
And children and picnics
and firefly lights...
Give me cows grazing
and sleeping all day,
And children barefooted
and tanned at play.

Give me church socials
and watermelons, please,
And general stores
and swimming holes
and fresh garden peas.

Give me all this,
round the hillside I roam,
And I'll gladly share it all with you
in my country home.

--Barbara Jean Kissel


Susan B said...

Hi Susan,
Wonderful poem! I'd love to live in the country. I grew up in the country, but didn't appreicate it until I moved away.

Summer isn't my favorite time of year either, I don't like the heat. I do enjoy the bounty of fruits and veggies though.

I hope you are having a great day!

bp said...

Hello! You're right, there is so much to be thankful for, whatever the season/weather. Happy Summer to you!

Redeemed By His Love said...

Yes, summer means more hot weather. Yay! for swimming pools, watermelon, fresh tomatoes,and fans or A/C.
Have a cool breeze weekend,

susansspace said...

Hi, Susan, Bethany & Miriam,
Hope you all are keeping cool & having a lovely weekend!
S: )