In the dark cold winter, as the wind is howling down our driveway and snow if falling outside I often wish that winter would be over and long for the warm days of summer. During those times, when I think of summer, I picture things that remind me of summer – like the beach, walking outside during a warm rain, the smell of fresh cut grass, sitting outside relaxing in the garden and of course the flowers .. the flowers of summer.
Who doesn’t think of summer when they see a sunflower?
Black Eyed Susans (daisies) often remind me of warm sunny days too.
These flowers are blooming right now in my garden. So bright and cheery.
One of the best things about these two flowers is that once they start blooming they often bloom into October, long after most of my other flowers have stopped blooming.
Can you think of a flower, a scent or place that always reminds you of warm summer days?
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