While many kids are being dragged back to school this month, kicking and screaming all the way, my family, including my homeschooled kids, are still enjoying summer….because it is still summer.
Summer Camp in the mountains for my kids. (That’s one of my sons up there on the stockade fence)
Summertime traditions and activities should not be relegated only to June and July. Two months is just too short to do Summertime right. Not sure whose crazy idea it was to force kids to trudge back to school in August, but it’s just too darn hot…and yes, it’s still Summer!
My daughter playing in the pool.
So, in the same manner that I traditionally went back to school as a child, my kids will be going back to our Homeschool routine starting the week after Labor Day……..as it should be.
This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is to share photos of what Summertime means to me.
Traffic Jam Cattle Drives
Lady Bug Hatchings
And yes, even playing in the wet, cool mud.
Summertime in the Southwest also means Fire Season, with 24/7 observation inside of Fire Towers. (Like this one near our house, where the Fire Watch was showing my sons how to use their most important tool: The Osborne Fire Finder.)
And for me, Summertime just would not be complete without long trail rides with my horse, in the mountains.
And sometimes the best way to enjoy Summer is to just relax beside a beautiful lake with a refreshingly cold drink. (Margaritas are perfect for this past time.)