Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Five: Hot Fun in the Summertime?

Songbird invites us to list five things we love (or don't!) about summer. Easy!

1. The food! Sweet peaches, berries, cherries, and--best of all--our very own backyard tomatoes. Nothing can compare with those.

2. (A corollary to #1) Grilling! And not just meat, delicious as that is. I'll post a fabulous grilled squash salad recipe later today.

3. Trips to the beach.

4. The hypnotic call-and-response of the cicadas and peepers on summer evenings.

5. Summer music--reminds me of younger years, when summer really was a carefree time. "Hot Fun in the Summertime" will be playing in my head for the rest of the day.

Honesty compels me to add that there are two things I absolutely detest about summer:

1. Humidity! And regardless of where you live, if you've never been to Houston in August, trust me, you DON'T know exactly what I'm talking about...and...

2. HURRICANES!!!

7 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Love your list! So glad hurricanes don't make it up here!

I have 4 tomatoes on my plants!!

LutheranChik said...

If you like grilled summer squash, try grilled winter squash sometime...take a small butternut squash, slice it lengthwise in maybe 1/4" slices (not the easiest thing, but it can be done), brush it with olive oil, sprinkle it with kosher salt and seasonings of choice and grill. Awesome -- either as is or cooled to room temperature and cut up into a salad with other savory ingredients.

Mompriest said...

I HAVE been to Houston in August. One of my friends lived there and I went to visit her. Spent the day at the pool and the nights running around having fun. I LOVED Houston. But then I was 20 something, the humidity would be different now...

looking forward to that grilled squash recipe. I love to grill out!

Jan said...

I can really identify with your list, especially with the disliked items of humidity and hurricanes. I am afraid that the latter may be here sooner than later, which is worrisome.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I've been to Houston in August. I know what you mean! Tennessee and Alabama compare quite well. And hurricanes are just no darn fun. I know from being in Iniki.

ElastiGirl said...

backyard tomatoes are in a league of their very own and so great in the summer!!

Diane said...

number one makes my mouth water :).

hope you are well.