Thursday, August 18, 2011

Please Share



Has anyone figured out
how to capture summer yet?
How to save it in a jar?
Keep it on a shelf?
Preserve it?
In order to enjoy it on the
coldest winter day?

Please let me know.
We are running out of time here.
Yellow leaves are popping up.
The evenings are turning cool.

Come on...
don't hoard your good ideas.

After all,
I shared my
with you this summer!

Anyone???
Help???
Please???



36 comments:

Sandra said...

love your dragonflies. my suggestion for saving summer is move down here to Florida. we have summer all year long

Tricia said...

Autumn is already showing up there? My goodness, maybe we need to switch cities... of course, Southeast Missouri is nowhere near as beautiful as Canada, but hey, it gets HOT HOT HOT here... a couple weeks ago the heat index got up to 126 =0
I don't like the sweltering heat of summer, but I don't like the bone shivering cold of winter, either... I want Spring & Autumn all year 'round w/ temps 'tween 50 & 80... that's what I'd call NIIICE! =)

Brian said...

I hope you get some good advice, that cold stuff is no fun!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love the dragonflies!
Maybe..just maybe, you could bring some sand into the living room, add some inflatable palm trees and a heat lamp. Hey, it was a thought! LOL
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

BumbleVee said...

Boy, wouldn't it be great to manage it? Let out a bit of warmth in ...say..... January? Our summers are just waaaaay too short. And...same here... every year about August 15th.... a storm blows through and then...after that...the mornings and evenings just all of a sudden seem a bit cooler. The days are still pretty hot really but, those cool hours just let us know...it isn't far off. today is cooler and cloudy..perfect for bread baking...

have you noticed there are sooo many dragonflies this year? I didn't notice them much at all last year...wonder if it was a bumper crop of 'em this year? Maybe because there were more mosquitoes?..who knows...

missing moments said...

My ears are wide open! Waiting to hear from someone, please!!!

troutbirder said...

Our son and family just moved to Mesa Arizona. Family obligation requires that we leave the tundra here in Minnesota for frequent visit southwest. :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

My only tip -- take as many photos as you can of flowers, sunshine, happy summer days and look at them when the snow is flying. :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Catherine, I think if anyone could figure out how to do this, it'll be you--You did such a great job on 'keeping winter' and I was envious!! :-))

Deb said...

Lately all I smell is skunk so don't ask me. :(

LĂșcia said...

Well, I can't complain, it's still winter and the temperatures last 2 weeks have reached 29°C (hope it won't be cold during summer...)!
If you find the secret, let me know and I'll send you some jars. ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

well, i just want it to move along and get the hell out of town!

Fuzzy Tales said...

A move to some moderate European climate might help. :-)

Love those dragonflies, such a wonderful photograph!

S. Etole said...

Lots of photos ... lots and lots of photos!

It's me said...

Make a summer ice cream...put it in your fridge...and join it round christmas eve...real summer ice...love love Ria...xxx...

T's Daily Treasures said...

I would love to share a bit of heat with you. It's 1:15 in the morning and 95 degrees outside. And it's way past my bedtime. Goodnite! Best wishes, Tammy

Pamela said...

Yes i do! Move to Vancouver Island...The Cowichan Valley to be exact! We are finally having summer!!!
Would love to have another crazy cat lady!!
Pamela xo

Linda R. said...

Hummmm.. I can't think of a darn thing. I will probably wake up at 2 in the morning with a wonderful idea and won't remember it by the time I get up in the morning.. But I will try to think of something my friend.. There just has to be a way!!

Hugs, Linda

lisa said...

I sure wish I had an answer Cat!
Summer always passes much too quickly.
We don't have any leaves changing yet, but somehow you can tell that fall is just around the corner.

Sarah said...

To me, summer is all about food. I capture summer by freezing saskatoon berries so I can make a saskatoon berry tarte. Or it is preserving sour cherries to have with duck breast. It would be making a nice batch of marshmallows and toasting s'mores over my gas cooktop. It is taking all those vine ripened tomatoes and making yummy tomato sauce or salsa. Or it is making smoothies with frozen u-pick strawberries. I could go on...and on!

Laurie said...

I've taken a blanket before, made a picnic lunch of all the summer favorites, and had a picnic on the living room floor. It tasted so good! And home made ice cream made with berries you froze for dessert!

BeadedTail said...

Freeze some berries, can some fresh tomatoes, take lots of summery photos and get a birdie! The last suggestion came from Angel and Isabella! :)

Hot Rocks said...

I don't want to hear about the leaves turning yellow yet! Summer is way to short, and winter way too long. My way of preserving summer is to save my loonies in a jar and fly down to Hawaii about mid February!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sorry---this is not the answer you want to hear.. I do NOT want to capture summer... It's my least favorite season. I despise the heat.... BUT--I'd love to bottle either Fall or Spring....
Hugs,
Betsy

Anesha said...

Sorry, have no answer to that question. It has not been feeling like summer here, so cold and wet. :) Have a great weekend. Hugs Anesha

Tanja said...

Hi Catherine, you can't put the summer in a jar, because I want the sun too here. So make a photo of the thing that stands for summer for you. Print the photo on a very big size, put it behind glass and hang it on your wall, so that you can feel the summer every day and specially in the winter.

Have a great sunny weekend, my friend
Love
Tanja

Cheri said...

Summer is still with us for another month! I love this time - it is less hot and the nights are cool. We have had company and are just getting back to visiting. Surround yourself with your lovely pics of summer - that should help in winter.

Kat_RN said...

I take lots of pictures. I have one of those digital picture frames that plays a slide show of photos. Sometimes in the winter, I fill it with summer shots of making ice cream, tadpoles, and walks in the woods. Warms me up and makes me smile just looking at it.
Cheers,
Kat

Kerri said...

Awesome image! The only thing I can think of is to try to enjoy each day we have whether is be Winter Spring Summer or Fall....... that's sometimes VERY hard for me to do in the Winter - but the rest I'm good with :)

And you always have your blog - you can look at your summery pics when the summer fades :)

Ann said...

I've considered turning one of the bedrooms in my house into the beach. I'll replace the carpet with sand and install a sun lamp. the walls and ceiling will be a perfectly clear blue sky and I can hang seagulls. Of course I'll be needing a lounge chair and a beach umbrella.

Ann said...

on second thought, you have a cat, the sand might not be such a good idea for you.

Linens and Royals said...

I'm sure I have enough sunshine here and would share if I could and post you some but it might get stolen on the way.

Becca said...

Just remember you have a friend in the desert southwest that will be burning up from the heat until the END of October. I will send you warm, sunny wishes for some of your colorful fall leaves!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Cat, summer is waning here too. The hummers are mostly gone, the chokecherry leaves are turning burnt orange, and the nights have a different chill. I become still and breath in the summer perfume. I know I will be able to bring it back on the coldest winter day with a smile.

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Katy Noelle said...

cryogenics! Freeze the butterfly/ugly bug and thaw him in March! Gasp!

Katy Noelle said...

We always have a time during winter break, with the boys, when they camp out in the family room. It's not in a jar....but, we build tents and get out the sleeping bags, eat hot dogs and, then, they go to sleep to the sound of a nature tape with real, honest to goodness, alive and thawed world sounds - rain and coyotes and crickets and birds and thunder.... summer sounds.

Actually, when I owned the tea room, round about Feb/March, I would keep an indoor fountain going and play a cd of birdsong. It was the most elegant and spoiled thing in the world!=]

Love, to you, Cat! My beautiful late summer world is about to be ravaged by Irene. sigh.

Katy xo

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