Here we are - mid-January. Monday was "Blue Monday" - supposedly the yuckiest day of the year. I survived that particular day pretty easily, but I'll admit that I am starting to feel the winter in my bones.
My youngest son asked me this week what my favourite season is. I had to think long and hard because I love all four seasons for different reasons. However, the snow and cold winds that had arrived that day had obviously got to me and I quickly replied, "Summer!"
It's true. I could use summer right about now.
Picture it- the beach, camping, flowers, flip-flops, BBQs. Couldn't you get into that right now?
And how about summer vacations? Those are pretty awesome, too.
How about a beach in Italy? Cold drinks on a patio? Sailboats and tropical flowers?
Sound good, don't they?
So without further ado, here is my "Five on Friday" for Amy at Love Made My Home. This week I share with you five photos from our recent trip to Italy and our day-out in Positano.
Number One: The Amalfi Coast from above.
Boats, crystal clear water, leafy green vegetation - sure signs of summer!
Number Two: Art on the Sand
Positano had so much artistic beauty including several artists at work on the sand and art installations right on the beach. This jolly looking woman caught my eye!
Number Three: Look Up! The Beauty Continues
Between the sandy beach and the well-populated boardwalk lay an area of natural growth that spread shade on all of the over-heated visitors. I like this photo because of the juxtaposition of the branches of the tree and arms on the streetlamp.
Number Four: A View Backwards
Stand on the beach and look up, way up, and see the town built on the side of the Amalfi coast terrain. Each layer of buildings is built on top of the row below, balancing each other and holding each other up like puzzle pieces. Pull one out and they'd all fall down!
Number Five: Mojitos on the Beach
After a dip in the water, one needs to step out of the sun and cool off. Under the protection of a bamboo ceiling, we sipped mojitos and ate prosciutto and melon, slowly bringing our heightened body temperatures back into the "normal" range.
Are you all "warmed-up" now?
Are you dreaming of a tropical clime?
I wish I could whisk myself back to Italy, summer 2015....
Oh - to have a time machine........
I shouldn't complain too much though. We are off to Florida in a few weeks time. It won't be quite as lovely as Positano,
but I am sure some "warm-weather" memories will be made there, too!
Have a wonderful weekend!