A few years ago
summer came and went in the blink of an eye.
When the leaves started falling that year
that I had not spent the time to enjoy
a glass of iced tea on my patio.
So each year since then,
I have taken at least one summer day
to sit and sip a refreshing beverage on the patio.
But I can never sit for long
enjoying the gardens around me.
I always set the iced tea on the table
and pick up the camera.
But at least I have enjoyed a summer day
before the evenings turn cold again.