In the lazy days of summer
We’ll be sipping lemonade.
With the bright blue sky above us
We will try to find some shade.
We will visit sandy beaches
Cross the lake in our canoe.
In the lazy days of summer
What a joy to be with you.
We will watch the children playing,
Or we’ll sit and read a book!
We may hike and tent on mountains,
Splashing in the babbling brook.
In the evening by the fire,
We’ll sing every camping song,
We will do much outdoor living,
For our summers are not long.
We’ll enjoy the fruits in season,
And we’ll watch our garden grow!
We will gather juicy berries,
Canning jellies by the row!
We’ll have friends and family picnics!
Take a trip to far away,
Yes, our summer months are precious;
God gives joy each brand new day!

Karin Ristau
(Can be sung to the tune of "When it's Springtime in the Rockies)


Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Your summertime poem sounds like every ideal summer pastime.

Hope you get to enjoy each one.

Blessings to you - Marsha

Ginny said...

Wow, I want to spend my summers with you!

Glenda said...

Beautiful word picture of summer with someone you love - enjoying the gifts of our Creator!

Karen said...

Karin, This is a lovely song. You have such a gift for poetry! Blessings to you.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Getting ready to go on vacation.

Great words to kick it off!
~ Wendy

Mari said...

This is a beautiful word picture!

ellen b. said...

What a great summer poem. It made me visualize all those summer experiences...

Linda said...

Even if I won't be doing the things listed in your sure took me back to summers as a child! are a wonderfully gifted poet!

Love, Linda

Marlene said...

Beautiful picture and verse!

Wendy said...

Happy summer! Love those flowers.

Lady Dorothy said...

Now this is just what summer should be!

I am singing it in my head! :-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Simply words and photo.

But, you really piqued my curiosity about the song "You Light Up My Life"!!

My post for today: Fact or decide.

Thanks for the visit yesterday...your comments are always treasured!

Marg said...

I'm still waiting for those hot
lazy days..."Summer, where art thou?"

Shug said...

The perfect summer....and you still amaze me....
Hugs Karin..
Blessings to you and your family.

*The Old Geezer said...

Great poem to kick off my summer. We'll be going on our annual family camping trip in July :-)

Crystal Mary said...

Hello from the Land of Oz..
Yes God does bring joy each new day.
Have you heard of Spiritual Sundays? You can link up with other like minded Bloggers.. Its on my side bar. God Bless you. Crystal Mary.

Doris Sturm said...

What a happy poem about summer and the flowers look great too - unfortunately we (Gizzy and I) spend more time indoors during the summer than any other season because we can't take the heat; and you know what they say: "If you can't take the heat, get out of the ... well, sun!" LOL

It's still great to be alive! Happy Sunday, Karin :-)

Anonymous said...

How lovely Karin. Your words paint such sweet images. God bless you.

Rose said...

Summer months makes me lazy like a lizard! One thing I like about these months is the chance I get to visit beeches with family!!! I love beaches they fill me with life!
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