With rising temperatures, the transition from spring to summer brings in a gradual shift in the weather. The days naturally get hotter and everybody wants to be outdoors. Summers are synonymous with fun- filled holidays, globally.
The season lets us kick up our heels offering us quite a few fun ideas. Besides letting the sand run through our toes, the whiff of mountain breeze, tall glasses of cool shakes & juices, the light sun dresses, it has a way with bringing the life out of us.
We have a shortlisted a few fun summer signature activities that are highly doable. To go solo or to be a groupie is your choice.
Potter around and watch your garden bloom
Summertime is great for being outdoors in the gardens, especially in the evenings when it is a tad cooler with a gentle breeze blowing. Flowers that bloom in summer are hardy and can withstand the heat. A summer garden comes alive with numerous lively hues of flowers like hibiscus, plumeria, petunias, zinnia, lilies, roses and so many others. The fragrances soothingly waft into the house. Tending to your green patch is a perfect idea for summer.
Get yourself invited to an Indian summer wedding
What else can be better than to attend a friend’s summertime wedding? Big fat Indian weddings are conducted during summertime as also the holidays usually coincide with the wedding season. The shopping extravaganza begins a few months before. Jewelry is purchased for a series of events and rituals that take place before the actual wedding date. The evenings are well set for the celebrations with lively music and aromatic food. The stylish clothes are complemented by elegant, traditional accessories in gold & silver. Go enjoy an Indian summer wedding.
Let extra kindness be the byword this summer
Making someone smile never hurt anyone. Acts of kindness are most humane and utterly fulfilling. The sunny days brings us many possibilities to do community service that can be very soul satisfying. Go offer a helping hand to a stranger today.
- Teach underprivileged children
- Donate food
- Give away old clothes
Watch Fireflies twinkle in the dark
Find spots where the mystical fireflies ritually light up the Skies, usually in late evenings. Every adult and child is mesmerized with the magic that fireflies can create. In some countries like Japan, fireflies symbolize passion and love and are believed to be the departed souls of heroes. In China fireflies represent the souls of scholars.
Walk around a Farmer’s Market
Your summer salad tastes better and extra delicious with fresh vegetables. A Leisurely walk through the farmer’s market on a summer day allows you to pick amazingly fresh and locally grown, flavorsome vegetables.
Quietly sleep under the stars
Find your own spectacular Northern Lights in your backyard. Camping outdoors, sleeping under the stars with a few friends sounds like a good summer night. On a clear night the starlit galaxy is fascinating.
Don’t let this summer Slip-n-Slide away. Next summer is a long way off!