How I love summer...let me count the ways.  They are simple joys but they bring a smile to my face, my top ten favorite things about summer.

Flip flops

Bermi Ferrer, Flickr
Bermi Ferrer, Flickr
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Easy going footwear that is close to being bare foot.  Flip flops go with everything in the summer.

Flowers

garysan97, Flickr
garysan97, Flickr
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Beautiful flowers everywhere whether planted or wild...love them!

Swimming

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pennuja, Flickr
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Something about splashing around always makes me feel like a kid.

Fresh cut hay

AJ_Hobbs, Flickr
AJ_Hobbs, Flickr
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The smell is so sweet.  Takes me back to childhood and growing up on a farm.  The aroma immediately makes me smile.

Campfires

Space Ritual, Flickr
Space Ritual, Flickr
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Sitting around a campfire can be so relaxing.  No phones or television, just hanging out.

Fresh produce

Jamie McCaffrey, Flickr
Jamie McCaffrey, Flickr
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Mmmm...eating nature's best.  Fruits and veggies always taste so much better when they are just picked.

Ice cream

edenpictures, Flickr
edenpictures, Flickr
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No explanation needed.

Grilling

ljguitar, Flickr
ljguitar, Flickr
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Chillin' and grillin'.  Cooking outdoors and barbequing everything from hotdogs to pineapple.  Bobby Flay is really on to something.

Sunshine

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jmf1007, Flickr
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Bright, sunny days produce so much energy and good feelings.  You are beautiful, Mr. Sun!

Being at the beach

vastateparksstaff, Flickr
vastateparksstaff, Flickr
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Toes in the sand, cooler packed, a nice breeze off the water, what a great summer day.  I keep waiting for everyone to break into song like the old Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello beach movies.  It will happen one day, besides of in my head.

I love summertime.  I could probably think of another ten favorite things about the season.  How about you?