One of the sure signs of summer for me are large, blossom filled mimosa trees. My memories of them go back to my childhood in Shreveport, La. They are good climbing trees. My little brother and I used to climb up in one and get blossoms and play with them by squishing them for their fragrance along with tickling each other. A long, long ago memory.
You don't see as many of these trees anymore. I wonder why.
Another sure sign is the beach balls and the pool. I took advantage of that last week while in Houston at my daughter's house. We worked planting flowers in pots and hauling stuff around. All I could think of as I was perspiring copious amounts of fluid was "I'm going to jump in that pool when this is done". I did. It was SO wonderful.
In fact almost every day I was out in the pool swimming laps and just exercising in the pool. I had forgotten how much I enjoy swimming since I now live in the mountains where water is scarce.
My goal is to find a pool where I can go and swim laps - no not a class - just somewhere where I can go and swim like I used to do. It is one of the most relaxing activities.
Summer is here. Not the official date. However the rains have started in San Miguel de Allende and the temps have cooled down to a high of 81 with a low of 61 this morning. Humidity - somewhere below 20%.
The living is "easy".