What happened to summer?

Back in June, I decided to give my blog a short rest after almost five years of regular posting.

 

Back lane in Oak Bay June 2016

Back lane in Oak Bay June 2016

When I opened my blog notebook this week, I discovered the last notes were scribbled in the first flush of June heat. I’d donned a swishy sundress and a floppy hat for the first time in the season and set off for a walk. The notes I made on that stroll probably made a lot of sense when I wrote them.

Garry oak leaves and acorns July 2016

Garry oak leaves and acorns July 2016

Way led onto way, to paraphrase Robert Frost. Countless hours were spent at the beach, walking the breakwater, hiking the forests and enjoying the gorgeous homes and gardens of my neighbourhood. I’ve been writing fiction too (that’s another subject for another day) but my blog has been idle.

Apples August 2016

Apples August 2016

"Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets," says Tim Kreider in his article The Busy Trap.

Now the blog vacation is over and it’s time to get back to work. What did you do on your summer break?

One of the lovely houses in my neighbourhood. August 2016  

One of the lovely houses in my neighbourhood. August 2016

 

Oak Bay beach Victoria BC (a short walk from my home)

Oak Bay beach Victoria BC (a short walk from my home)