Monday, July 23, 2012
Summer quilts and musings
Something I want to make sure I do in the summer is go to the concerts on the Green here in Frankfort. Sometimes we go to Ravinia as well. I just think summer is a great time to listen to music out of doors. Tonight's band here in Frankfort was named 1969!
I have a watermelon quilt I put up next and it reminds me of another favorite summer activity - going to the Farmers' Market. I hope you get to enjoy one by you! The fruits and vegetables change as the summer moves on. We've already enjoyed strawberries, asparagus and raspberries. There are blueberries now, green beans and corn. Plus our Farmers' Market has cheese, knife sharpening, pies; there are just all kinds of fun things. I miss the produce when fall closes it down.
One of my favorite summer indulgences is eating al fresco. I try to eat on the patio of every restaurant in Frankfort plus some more! Friday my daughter and I ate at the marvelous patio I have ever seen and the food was fabulous also. If you live near Chicago, try to eat there. Here's a link to it. Picolo Sogno It's a tough reservation to get on the weekend for dinner in the summer so go earlier! You will love it.
I also adore swimming out of doors in the summer. I swim indoors most of the year but for a couple of months I feel the sun on my back as I swim. It's glorious. I hope you have a pool or a beach you can enjoy or maybe a hammock or a field.
I also have been lucky enough to travel this summer, one of my favorite all time things to do when the weather is nice. I think having been a teacher has made me focus on summer travel. There are many other ways to enjoy the summer that don't involve being indoors. I know, it is hot out there and yes, you probably will sweat. You can always take a second shower! Just get out there and enjoy the summer!
I hope you get to enjoy music outside, go to a Farmer's market and enjoy a summer indulgence. (Ice cream is a yummy one!) Enjoy the summer months and the quilts as well.