Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Pleasures # 1 - Hammocks .............

I have always loved hammocks. To me they are a symbol of the lazy days of summer. When I was young, we had a hammock in the front yard. I spent many summer evenings in that hammock, sharing secrets and dreams with my best friend. As I got older, I shared it with my boyfriends. It was a good place to get away from the big ears of my younger sisters.

Today, I love to go out to my hammock with a good book and perhaps a tall glass of ice tea. It's so relaxing to gently rock in the breeze. I can look up through the tree, watching the squirrels play. I can listen to music provided by the birds. In the peace of my hammock, I can think more clearly.

Some of my best naps occur here. The gentle rocking is soothing and guaranteed to lull you asleep quickly. In the summer, I keep my hammock in the shade. When the weather gets cooler, I will occasionally move it into the sun. This is one of my most favorite summer spots.



5 comments:

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

Nice hammock... Looks like you have a good spot for it too.

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Oh man, I would go right to sleep on that! I have to have one! I'll put it under my catawba trees.

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Kathy said...

That hammock and haven are absolutely heavenly.

Gilly said...

I've never had a hammock! But they look wonderful. Though we'd need a really reliable heatwave before we could use one in England - we'd be taking it in and out every time it rained!!! ;)

Lilla said...

I love our hammock. It hangs in our backyard under a big pine tree and it's very relaxing to lie out there and gaze at the birds, squirrels, and leaves blowing in the breeze. I wish we had a hammock like yours, though, that could be moved around from place to place easily. Ahhh, the pleasures of summer!