Oh sweet Summer!

Kathy Pardell & Barkley Road Studio

When I was teaching, summer was everything. Once spring break was over and we headed into the home stretch, summer came a calling. Everyone had vacation on the brain and signs were evident. Children began wearing shorts and flip flops to school. Teachers were happier as they envisioned days of sitting on their decks, margaritas in hand or camping trips to the lake. Field trips were planned to the swimming pool, class picnics were the norm or walking excursions down into the park trails to enjoy the sunshine and the warm breezes of June.

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Though Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year it’s special because it officially marks the period of rest and relaxation. A hard -earned reward for trudging through those cold and bitter winter months where the days are dark when you rise, and dark when you recline.

Summer renews the spirit, and eases us in…

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