Tuesday, June 30, 2009


It is definitely summertime here in the Valley of the Sun. The temperatures will be in the triple digits for the next couple months. I have found things to enjoy here despite the blast furnace temperatures that you just have to figure out how to survive. As part of an EtsyBloggers carnival for the month of July I have been asked to name 5 of the most enjoyable things about summer.
Here goes-
  1. I like it when the days are longer in the summertime. Not getting dark until 8:00 or 9:oo pm lifts my spirits and I can be busy much longer. I am the type that when the sun goes down I want my pajamas and a book. My day is done.
  2. Here in the desert we experience one of the most awesome things that makes the heat bearable if only for a short time. I am talking about the monsoons. You can see the clouds build all through the hot afternoon and wait hoping for the rain. Sometimes the storm kind of falls apart but other times you get to see the lightening, hear the thunder and be amazed by the heavy downpour that can be so heavy at times that I can't see my back fence only about 20 feet away.
  3. One of my favorite holidays is in the summer. That is the 4th of July. This day brings to mind barbecues and fireworks. I think everyday should end with fireworks but then again that would mean the display wouldn't seem so special so I take that back.
  4. Our wedding anniversay is in July on the 24th, so summer time is a time for celebrating that. This year will be our 33rd and the longest lasting marriage in our families. Dinner, romance, maybe and an overnight trip somewhere, what is not to like about that?
  5. The last great thing about summer is the clothes. You can get rid of all the layers of winter and wear simple, beautiful things like sundresses. I have found some lovely ones window shopping on Etsy for this post.
Take a look and tell me what you think. Clicking on the picture will take you to the shop I found then in.

I love the flow and shape of these dresses. They can be found in the shop Chic Complement on Etsy.

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  1. Those are beautiful! I love the photography too. Taking them outside was a smart move.

  2. I live north of you near the West Rim of Grand Canyon. Our monsoon clouds build in the Canyon over the Colorado River. Right now it`s getting really thick and I sure do hope it rains! We are not quite as hot as your temps. When Phoenix heats up we brace for what is to come. LOL You have a wonderful blog.


  3. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. I love getting comments and it always makes me realize I should leave more of them myself.

    By the way both of the above folks leaving comments have great blogs. They are ones that I follow and I recommend them to you.

  4. Those dresses are beautiful!! Congrats on your wedding anniversary coming up, and I hope you enjoy your summer! I love the summer, too! :)

  5. I love summers too! And those dresses are awesome :D


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