I had planned this blog to have a bunch of pictures of all my favorite things: the flowers in my yard, a big bowl of Rainier cherries, the beach near my house–all the stuff that makes summer so much fun. Excerpt there is one problem this year.
Summer has yet to arrive in Seattle.
Here was the view from my windshield on Saturday as I sat and waited for the ferry on my way to Hood Canal:
Believe it or not, there is a ferry boat arriving at the end of the dock, but it was nearly impossible to see through the fog and rain until you drove right up to the end of the dock. It cleared a bit by the evening and I decided to sit out on the deck and enjoy the evening–but I had to fetch a blanket so I didn’t freeze out there. Sigh. I went back inside and finished watching Season Three of the Lark Rise to Candleford series, or as the boys call it: One of your bitties in bonnets things. I miss my evenings of watching the stars come out . . . and when I could watch a good chick flick in peace.
But on the plus side of our miserable summer–when we go swimming, the pool feels warmer and it has yet to be crowded. LOL!
So, today’s blog question and contest is: What is your favorite thing about summer?
Prize: Well, since no one claimed the prize box of books (people, you have to check back and send me your address!!!), I am going to offer that up again. Really a cool box of mostly autographed historical romances. If no one claims this, it may just go on vacation with me. Or worse, my mother and aunt are going to spot it in my office and claim it.
This is how you enter for a chance to win:
1) Leave a comment below. If you are reading this on Facebook, you can only enter at my actual blog. http://elizabethboyle.com/blog/?p=1302. Facebook does not allow contests via their site.
2) Tweet the following: @ElizBoyle hopes one of you can take home this box of books. http://elizabethboyle.com/blog/?p=1302
Do both and you are entered twice! I’ll give you all until midnight, PT, Saturday, July 23rd to get your entries in.
Make sure to check back here Monday July 25th to find out if you won.
Last week’s winner: Emily T, blog commenter #19, you’ve won the box of mixed books from RWA. Please email me your address before Monday, July 25th, to collect your prize.