Friday Fives: Things I Actually Sorta Enjoy About Summer

That’s right, I’m jumping on the Friday Fives bandwagon. No shame here! 😉

Anyway, I know I bitch and complain a lot about how much I hate the summer, and I’m sure that gets really annoying really fast. So today I’m going to change things up a bit and talk about five things I actually like about summer time.

1. Plants

The trees have leafs, flowers are blooming, the grass is green, and my garden is growing!

Obviously there are still plants that grow in the fall/winter, but not like in the summer. I’ll be the first to admit that it is kinda nice to see everything vibrant and full of life after a winter of being dormant.

2. Fresh Produce 

This is kinda related to number one, but most of my favorite fruits and veggies are in season this time of year!

Peaches, watermelon, berries, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, etc, they’re all in season and usually on sale at the grocery store. Not like we have to buy very much in the summer though, as we like to grow our own!

3. Lightning Bugs

Watching all the lighting bugs fly around at night always takes me back to my childhood summers.

My grandma and grandpa used to save these plastic containers we’d get from Bobby’s (a local frozen custard place) just for lightning bug hunting. My sisters and I would run around catching as many bugs as we could to put in our containers, then we’d keep them by our beds at night, and let them go in the morning. Good times. 😊

4. Frozen Treats

Ice cream, frozen yogurt, slushies, smoothies, popsicles, milk shakes, you get the idea, are always a good idea! But it all tastes soooo much better when the weather is hot!

5. Summer Thunderstorms

Here in the Midwest we get most of our sever storms in the summer and I’m a huge fan of them! I don’t know what it is about thunderstorms, but they make me super happy. I especially like watching the fronts move in and how calm everything gets right before they hit. Haha I guess that’s kinda weird, but whatever!

So there you have it! Actual proof that I don’t hate everything about the summer.



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