Monday, June 13, 2016

40 Ways to Enjoy a Southern Summer
  1. Go hiking at a state park
  2. Visit a real "u-pick-it" farm.
  3. Take a dip in the creek.
  4. Go star-gazing and learn new constellations.
  5. Enjoy a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea.
  6. Catch lightning bugs.
  7. Wake up early and find unique treasures at a yard sale.
  8. Relax in a rocking chair.
  9. Enjoy a picnic in a beautiful park.
  10. Relish the nectar from a honeysuckle.
  11. Spend the day fishing.
  12. Shop at your local farmer's market.
  13. Visit your local library for summer reads.
  14. Grow your own tomatos and peppers.
  15. See a movie at a drive in theatre.
  16. Learn to can your own vegetables.
  17. Read poetry in a garden.
  18. Pick blackberries.
  19. Visit a new BBQ joint.
  20. Feed the ducks at the local lake.
  21. Take a road trip to see some waterfalls.
  22. Fall in love with a new flavor at the ice-cream shop.
  23. Make lemonade from scratch.
  24. Visit Rock City.
  25. Go to an outdoor concert.
  26. Send real postcards during your travels.
  27. Go canoeing or kayaking.
  28. Declare water war with super soakers and water balloons.
  29. Drink from the hose.
  30. Tie-dye something.
  31. Take photos in a photo booth.
  32. Visits wine country for tours and tastings.
  33. Spend an afternoon finding shapes in the clouds.
  34. Nap in a hammock
  35. Visit an art festival.
  36. Discover a new park.
  37. Go barefoot.
  38. Get a new cut and color for the summer.
  39. Eat watermelon. Spit seeds.
  40. Go tubing.
Deborah Malone's first novel "Death in Dahlonega," finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five writing contest! Deborah was nominated for 2012 and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the historical magazine "Georgia Backroads." She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in "Tales of the Rails," edited by Olin Jackson as well as the "Christian Communicator, and the "Southern Writer's Magazine." She is member of the Georgia Writer's Association, Advanced Writers and Speaker's Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers. You can find her at