The first day of summer has come and gone. The sun rose and set and I did not take a moment to enjoy either. I remember thinking how fun it would be to photograph the sunrise and the sunset on the longest day of the year. In the busyness of the days it can be difficult to remember to take time to have fun. There is a myriad of things to be done. Yet this is the season to refresh and renew and to play. How can I play this summer. What will I do to make sure I enjoy the time with my family and friends? I will continue to welcome the Saturday sunrise...the good news is that it will be getting later in the day. I will play wiffle ball with my little one. I will take walks at the beach with my husband and I will make time to enjoy the company of my teenage girls. I know that play will refresh my energy and renew my spirit.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
-- John Lubbock