Annual Ode to Summer

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Since Labor Day is just around the corner, today on All Things Fulfilling, we are going post our annual tribute to summer through words and pictures.

Come along! I hope you’ve experienced some of the same fulfilling feelings of summer that I’ve had during the high season of all things light and bright.


Pure water is the world’s first and foremost medicine. ~Slovakian Proverb


Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos. ~Don Kardong

flowersEvery flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard de Nerval


Have wholesome but not costly food and be…dainty in ordering it. ~ William Penn

lightning bugsNature’s curfew: lightning bugs.~ Sue Batton Leonard


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Khalil Gibran

summer porchLife is better on the porch. Unknown

farmFarm fresh is the best ~ Unknown

summer lightning

 Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. ~Samuel Butler

summer rain2


The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious barbecue.

It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein


The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the more we should see through it.

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

crabs old bayMy bounty is a boundless as the sea. ~ William Shakespeare

watering can

Water is the driver of Nature. – Leonardo da Vinci

summer rain

sweet tea

Life needs more sweet tea ~ Unknown

childhood memoriesChildhood is a short season. ~Helen Hayes

Check in on us tomorrow. Lyrics from a song from several decades ago will give us one last chance to relive summer for a few minutes. Then we will move ahead into the bounty of the harvest season on All Things Fulfilling. There is much I like about fall, so I won’t wax melancholy until thats over!

This blog is brought to you by Sue Batton Leonard, author of the award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.

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