Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

We’ve been having a spell of warm, sunny weather here in Utrecht, although from the looks of things, we’ll be back to cool and wet by the end of the week. But at least it’s summer-like weather for the last big holiday until the end of the year.

We’re celebrating Pinksterdagen today and tomorrow, which coincides with the US Memorial Day tomorrow. Memorial Day is usually thought of as the beginning of summer, which often means lots of grilling and days spent by the pool. I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the pool we had in our last house in North Carolina. Floating in the lovely water and enjoying the feeling of weightlessness was one of my favourite things. I could go to a public pool, but it’s just not the same. The quiet peacefulness of our pool, surrounded by a forest of greenery really was idea.


I also miss sitting on the swing on our back deck, while we cooked ribs on the grill, combining smoking, braising, and straight grilling to get the best ribs ever! We still grill occasionally, but it’s not quite the same. Fortunately, we do have a nice terrace that allows us all to sit out and enjoy the summer sunshine.
The Good Life

26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

  1. That was your private pool? I’m a bit jealous now, that looks like something you get with a holiday home or hotel over here! Only people with villas have pools here, that’s the downside of small backgardens and living close together. Hope you enjoy the nice weather on your terrace as well though!

  2. You and I share similar memories, yours of life in the U.S. south, and mine of childhood days in my native Hawaii, on the island of Maui. Living in the Pacific Northwest these last 15 years has definitely had a cooling effect. Its beauty is majestic, but what I wouldn’t give for a little more sun and warmth… πŸ™‚

    • I don’t handle the heat well at all, but a few more days of warmth and sunshine would be nice! Everyone’s worried that those few days are all we’re going to get. Last summer was so cold and wet!

    • We had a lot of fun with them, but I do miss them sometimes. I don’t miss NYC when it’s particularly hot and sticky! I hope you’re surviving and had a great memorial day!


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