The Sounds of Summer #SOL19

It was 6:30 am on Saturday. I had just settled into my front porch rocker with a mug of steaming coffee and my current read. (A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood, just in case you are curious!) Nothing but vibrant bird song filled the air. My favorite time of day.



Down the hill they came. Scooters, bicycles, tricycles, you name it. Ridden by an army of neighborhood elementary school-aged children. They came barreling down the short side street next to our house stopping at the bottom of the hill, right in front of our porch. It was their first Saturday morning of summer vacation, and boy were they excited! Squeals of joy (and brakes!) filled the air. Up and down, up and down they went for a good 20 minutes, and then all was quiet. Most likely breakfast time. I learned later from one of their moms that the summer celebration actually began at 6:20 am with a basketball game in one of their driveways. They were told they could, at that hour, only use a tennis ball.

I wish it were my first morning of summer vacation. I’d be excited, too! I’ll have to find a scooter for this Saturday!





Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday and every day in March. Won’t you join us?


7 thoughts on “The Sounds of Summer #SOL19

  1. I love how you captured the excitement of the children as they barreled down the street on their bikes. I felt like I was the with you on the porch watching them ride and hearing them laugh. Thanks for the pleasant visual!

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  2. What a wonderful way to start the summer vacation! I can hear the squeals and feel the energy. Let’s hope you are also squealing for joy this Saturday. Happy Summer, Christie.


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