i like fields of flowers. i like big puffy white clouds. i like wearing next to nothing. i like thunderstorms. i like steam off the pavement. i like being lazy. i like going on adventures. i like colors. i like being tan. i like when things are green and lush. i like making a splash in most any body of water. i like the smell of sunscreen. i like driving with the windows down and my hand waving in the wind. i like freckles. i like watching lightning bugs across an expanse of grass at dusk. i like the diamonds that dance on lakes and oceans in the afternoon. i like black-eyed susans and sunflowers and daisies. i like snuggling up in a blanket when the a/c is too cold and i don’t want to put on jeans. i like fresh-cut grass. i like the way the weeds bend when cars pass them on the side of the road. i like the way they blow in the natural wind, too. i like the afternoon haze and glow of the setting sun. i like being carefree.
i am happy in the summer.
while this photo was taken in the car on a rainy sunday, these sunny flowers were bright enough to keep me happy.