Friday, February 7, 2014

Fun Friday Finds ~ Daydream of Summer

By Mara of Dragonfly Adornments

So, my friends are complaining about the weather. "I don't want to go outside.", "I want to snuggle under a warm blanket and drink hot cocoa.", "This weather is making me so whiny and cranky.", "Will this winter never end?" 

I usually start thinking some of those thoughts around this time of year as well, but I refuse! I won't do it! Instead, I am running in the warm sun, dancing to Latin music and daydreaming of summer. To be honest, I am running on the treadmill by the big windows that overlook the arctic white view and am taking a Latin Hip Hop class at the Y, but I really am dreaming of Summer. I am trying to keep those negative thoughts at bay as long as possible. I hope that you will check out these Etsy shops with items that include beautiful artwork to keep you dreaming of Summer too.

I'm dreaming of days by the pool.
I'm dreaming of fun in the afternoon sun,
and week after week of no school.

I'm thinking of swim suits and sprinklers,
imagining lemonade stands.
I'm lost in a daydream of squirt guns and ice cream
and plenty of time on my hands.

I'm picturing baseball and hot dogs,
Envisioning games at the park,
and how it stays light until late every night,
and seems like it never gets dark.

I long to ride skateboards and scooters.
I want to wear t-shirts and shorts.
I'd go for a hike, or I'd ride on my bike,
or play lots of summertime sports.

My revery turns to a yearning
to draw on the driveway with chalk.
It's really a bummer to daydream of summer
while shoveling snow from the walk.

--Kenn Nesbitt