The evenings are stretching out, long and lazy and golden. My balcony garden is putting out leaves. Another Commencement has come and gone, as has a delightful Memorial Day. And I’m craving ginger peach tea, blackberry cobbler and bright sandals (with a fresh pedicure, of course).
It’s officially summer, no matter if the weather in Boston occasionally veers back toward crisp or downright chilly. So here’s my list of what I plan to do, see, taste and savor this season:
- Visit the farmers’ market at Harvard – every week if possible. Buy loads of fresh produce, especially berries and tomatoes.
- Go to Shakespeare on the Common – they’re doing Twelfth Night this year.
- Visit Prince Edward Island and go see Green Gables, which I’ve wanted to do for years.
- Host my parents for a visit, and take them up to Cape Ann, north of Boston. (My dad will love the fresh seafood.)
- Dig into some summer reading. (Maybe I’ll make a syllabus like Anne.)
- Drink fruity summer teas, eat Ben & Jerry’s, and balance it all with salads.
- Go to an outdoor movie.
- Tour the Longfellow House, which is right down the street from my office.
- Spend lots of time outside – reading, lounging, walking, relaxing.
What’s on your list for this summer?