Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Five 8/13/2010

SingingOwl writes on the RevGalBlogPal site:
Here in the snow belt state of Wisconsin we long for the first signs of spring--perhaps a crocus poking up through the snow, or a pussy willow bud popping out even beneath ice. The first appearance of robins, that most cheery little hopper of birds, causes widespread rejoicing. Spring is followed by summer, a time for home-grown tomatoes, watermelon, corn on the cob, all sorts of "fests," back yard "fry outs" (what they call a barbecue here, for some reason) and trips near and far.

I love summer, and wait anxiously for it every year. So how is it that we have arrived at the hot and humid "Dog Days" of August, and I have not done nearly enough of what I planned to do? I want to pack in as much as I can before snow flies once again.

How about you? And what is happening for those of you who are in a different hemisphere than I, and it may be cold?

1. What is the weather like where you live?

South of you SingingOwl. Central Illinois has been "celebrating" the dog days of summer all summer long.

It has been HOT. Normally our A/C is not on this much. But the breaks in the heat have been few.

Did get some relief from the heat when visiting your state in June this year.

Door County Wisc Our Favorite Vacation Spot

2. Share one thing you love about this time of year.

The sunshine! The days are pretty even when it is ugly hot.

3. Share one thing you do NOT love about this time of year.

H&H Heat and Humidity. The fact that even sometimes when you walk out of the house at 5 AM the H&H sucks your breath right out of your lungs...


4. How will you spend the remaining days leading up to Autumn?

Preaching, teaching and preparing for Advent!

And anticipating surgery for my father- so that is rather unsettled.

5. Share a good summer memory.

Spending my days at the public swimming pool

and having chocolate ice cream for lunch when my parents were at work...

Bonus: What food says SUMMER to you?

Corn on the Cob and Fresh Tomatoes. The first time you have hamburgers on the grill with fresh, sliced tomatoes and corn on the cob is a preview of heaven! Yum!


  1. I loved all your photos and the cartoon! I remember visiting Madison, Wisconsin about thirty years ago, and I do remember the heat. However, I remember having wonderful ice cream somewhere on the UW campus.

  2. ice cream for lunch ;) my kids would have probably done the same ! good memory ~
    peace be with you regarding your father...
    thx for sharing :)

  3. I love Corn on the Cob! Can't believe I forgot to put that down on my list