It was a grey afternoon.
Barely a hint of blue in the sky. But, down at the beach, the attitude was ‘Game On’!
Summer is still in the air!
With the first official day of fall a matter of days away, the die-hards were out, not clinging to summer, rather, savouring it. Making the most of every last drop of it.
Shorts and sun-tan clad volleyball players were at the nets. A hint of coconut oil in the air. A lone vendor had set up shop under a red umbrella, selling lemonade and fresh boiled corn. Two dozen sailboats were on the water. That is, two dozen within view. And, two teams in brightly colored tee-shirts were out playing capture-the-flag.
There were dog walkers and park bench talkers.
Kite fliers and picture takers.
Even a wedding party, dressed smartly in black and turquoise and white for the bride, were at the beach. They were having their portraits taken. The bride and groom – barefoot and care-free.
These are the last breaths of summer. Joyous and raucous and full. This is not a foot-dragging limp to summertime’s finish line. It’s a dance with a song and a bit of soft shoe.
This just says summer to me.
It was about 7:30pm, on a June night.
Blue sky, streaked with wisps of white cloud.
Tree full of green leaves. So June – the trees are simply lush!
And, a lone seagull soaring the skies.
Riding the currents of air. Gliding along.
Lounging in the ease of it. Contentment defined.
Long, languorous summer evenings are upon us.
And, I’m savouring every moment.