Life, Lived Better – Outdoors
Happy Midsummer! – June Newsletter
Midsummer? Why, summer hasn’t even started yet? Well, if your Swedish (or from nearby regions), you understand this holiday’s rituals and events. If you are not (like me), learn about this unfamiliar holiday as it coincides with our Summer Solstice and St. John the Baptist Day – link below under “Out & About”.
I don’t know about you, but our family has tons of events lined up for summer. Graduations, camping trips, and many, many days in the backyard. Tis the season to play outdoors. Aside from the usual holidays, we have 7+ birthday parties in my immediate family between the dates of May 25th (my birthday) and Labor Day. All of which will be celebrated outdoors. Add to that, BBQs, pool parties, poker tournaments al fresco, evenings around the fire pit, my wife and I taking a break on our porch swing, and more – oh yeah, we love the outdoors.
Hopefully, you do also. And we can show you how to make the outdoors even more enjoyable, comfortable, stylish, and fun. Just ask, we are always available:
Life, Lived Better – Outdoors
Out & About
(Caption) Shade in the Day, Light Up the Night. See how this umbrella can transform your outdoor living space.
→Dancing, Feasting, Bonfires…Sounds pretty fun to me. Midsummer Day 2023: Why (and How) is Midsummer Celebrated? https://www.almanac.com/content/midsummer-day
→A character defect that I’m working on: Grudges. These birds could learn a thing or two https://birdfact.com/articles/do-crows-remember-faces
→Wow! A place with no laws and no taxes in the United States… https://original.newsbreak.com/@melissa-mc-1604871/3031430741130-living-off-the-grid-in-the-only-city-in-california-where-law-and-taxes-don-t-exist
→ The bane of my existence. Ants. They’re at work, at home, in the kitchen, in my shower. No, I don’t live in a landfill, but it seems like they are everywhere. Tips on how to get rid of them https://www.backyardboss.net/rid-of-ant-hills-in-your-yard-or-garden/
→Kids complaining, “I’m bored.” Throw them in the yard and make them garden, I say… https://www.voiceofalexandria.com/online_features/home_improvement/fun-advice-to-introduce-kids-to-gardening/article_80c7df50-d8f5-5e9a-af49-93727ae66b31.html
→Well, at least the sun is coming out earlier: Scientists have discovered why we wake up earlier as we get older https://www.indy100.com/amp/sleep-wake-up-earlier-older-2660337389
→ Anyone into Ska? The Specials? Ghost Town? Got $22.5 million dollars? This isn’t going in the direction you are thinking https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mystery-buyer-purchases-california-ghost-161054269.html?
→ You had me at strawberries https://www.lodgecastiron.com/recipe/fresh-fluted-strawberry-shortcake
It’s a Dog’s Life…really
Send us a photo of your dog enjoying your backyard/outdoor space or on an adventure outdoors! You can send via email or text pictures to 951-818-5470. If your photo is chosen, we will send your pup some treats!
We received these pictures of Hailey all the way from the East Coast of the United States, the great state of Maryland. Thank you, Arlene, Manoj, & J for sending us these pictures of your beautiful dog. Your treats are on the way!
La Última Palabra (The Last Word)
Quote for the Month:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of rest and relaxation. But for me, to acquire balance in my life, I have to keep moving. Whether it be having coffee with friends, playing with my kids, volunteering in my community, or simply reading a new book or article – I have found that all these actions (and much more) keeps my life in balance and me somewhat sane. Keep an open mind and keep moving, one step at a time.
As fellow enthusiasts of the outdoors, we always welcome your comments, suggestions, and ideas. We want this to be a community, so feel free to share and contribute. We might reach out to you for a future collaboration! You can leave a message here or email us at email@example.com
Whether at home or out in the wild, take it all in. Remember that life is truly lived better outdoors.