I Love Summer Because…

Oh, Summer!

Summer is where I feel most alive. It is a time when I’m inspired to seek new adventures, to explore, to make new memories of fun at the beach, to discover the simple joys of nature and everything around me, to bond with my son, to bring a renewed spark to love, life and anything that brings happiness and peace.

I love Summer because…

I get to find myself during peaceful times of solitude. I get to walk on the sand as the day unfold, the world quiet and still. For a brief moment, I get to hear the whispers of the wind, the call of the sea and the beating of my heart.

I am able to discover people and places that brings about fun and excitement.



During my walks at the mesmerizing Boracay Island, I saw this boy gliding swiftly on sand and water. I asked him If I can take his photo while riding his board. He smiled, ran at one end and gave a thrilling performance. I asked myself, “Why can’t life be like this for most of the time?” Then I heard a whisper,”It can if you want it to be.” It may be my wild imagination but the words can’t be more true.

I get to smile and laugh in all abandonment. To feel happy without worries of tomorrow. I get to enjoy life and all that it has to offer no matter how transient it may be. I get to breathe and enjoy the vividness of the world around me.

Summer and its colors has just began. This week’s photo challenge just gave everyone a glimpse of what’s to come. One thing for sure, it will be amazing for everyone.

Thank you for being a part of my Summer adventures. The Sun just woke up and more stories are about to unfold.

How did you start your Summer. Why do you love Summer? Whatever reasons we have, we should always enjoy the gifts of this beautiful season.


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93 Responses to I Love Summer Because…

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    Wonderful photos. I especially like the last one.

    • Thank you. The last one I saw it while heading towards the parasailing. It was early in the morning and the Island people just started their day. The lamps seems to remind me that a colorful day awaits.

  2. I love the last photo, the paper lanterns. There’s something surreal about the colours, it’s beautiful…. and the lanterns, strange planets orbiting on a beach. Very inspiring.

  3. Great post and beautiful photos! Summer is happiness. :)

  4. As always beautiful shots, I so need to get back there!

    • I hope one day you will. I wish we have more time to travel and experience the beauty and wonder of each and every place of inspiration. Thank you.

  5. wolke205 says:

    I can tell you why I love spring ;) I got married one week ago & in two weeks we get our puppy Spike. So summer can’t be much better than spring already was :D

    Wonderful post that made me wanna travel. Hugs & take care, enjoy your days :)

    • Congratulations my friend. Love has found you both and finally destiny sealed with a bond that will give you both many years of happiness. Wishing you many memorable Spring, even Summer and all the seasons there is. I’m so happy for you.

  6. I like them all… very nice shots! ;)

  7. A very persuasive argument, and great photographs:)

  8. Northern Narratives says:

    The last photo is my favorite. I hope your summer will be wonderful :)

  9. thirdeyemom says:

    Wonderful post! I can almost feel the warm sand on my feet!

    • Thank you. Creating a post and looking at the photos helps me go back to those times when I had a great time. And one of these times is walking by the beach gazing at the water and the sky with my feet stepping on the fine soft sand with the gentle waves caressing my feet. Almost like a wonderful, peaceful dream.

  10. restlessjo says:

    Those surfboarding photos are wonderful. Your son I presume? He looks such a joy.

    • Thank you. It was not my son, I think he may be too young for it. The boy was a native of the island about 8 or 10 years old. He did it like a pro. One day I hope to see my son doing the same. Looks like a fun and liberating activity.

  11. Little surfer boy – my favorites :-)
    But the last one is so relaxing and yet festive. Is that possible?

    • Thank you. A perfect day for me is where fun,festivity and relaxation all fused together. A day I wished could last forever. If not, at least in my memory.

  12. Great summer images!!

  13. Colline says:

    What I love about summer is that it is warm and there is no need to wear layers and layers of clothing!

    • That too. And we can just wear shorts, a light shirt and slippers. It’s that time when we can all just be laid back, chill and embrace anything that spells fun and relaxation. Thanks Colline.

  14. eof737 says:

    dear one, I knew you’d have gorgeous summer shots. love them! :-)

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  16. Really beautiful!

  17. Cassie says:

    Amazing pictures! Very summer-like!

  18. fgassette says:

    Great series of summer. I love summers on the beach, very cool and relaxing. Thanks for sharing.


  19. Blink says:

    ok now i have a whole lot of reasons to love summers! :)

    • Thank you. I think it is wonderful to embrace each season with joy and optimism. To explore, to discover, to create brand new exciting memories. Summer has just began and we have so much time to make sure we will have one awesome Summer this year.

  20. Fun, fun, fun! Love the photos. My absolute favorite season!

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  22. Roubalita says:

    Beautiful article, great photos!
    Thanks for following me :)

  23. breathtaking photos, every last one! Every now and then I pop in here and ALWAYS love what I see….time to “follow” you! :)

  24. Cathy G says:

    Very lovely…and poetic. Thank-you!

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  26. shoes says:

    I love that you are sharing your love of summer with us in such a beautiful way – thank you!

  27. auntyuta says:

    I love all the photos and what you write about summer. Makes me long for summer temperatures here in Australia. We are already ‘deep’ in winter here.

    • Oh, wow. I didn’t realize that it’s Winter in some countries. I apologize. May the images of Summer warm the cold nights of Winter. Thanks my friend.

  28. Sunshine says:

    I love summer, period and I love your posts, period. :) Awesome is the only way to describe both of them…

    • Thank you Sunshine. I love your comments everytime…period! Seriously though, it’s a joy to hear from you everytime. As for Summer …Sunshine is Summer, Summer is Sunshine!

  29. Gilly Gee says:

    Summer is my favourite time too! I love your photos :-)

  30. Lapiskamay says:

    wonderful post. I once worked in Boracay and it is really beautiful out there as if its summer everyday out there. I had a great summer there.

    • Thanks. I worked there for a year and it was one of the most unforgettable expeirences of my life. Every time I get to go back to the Philippines, I also make sure a spend a few days just to be one with island as well as find a personal healing.

  31. Lapiskamay says:

    wow it’s nice to hear you stayed there for a year also. It looks like you really had a great time out there sir. I’m also looking forward going back there next summer. THe island is so mesmerizing it left me an irresistible aftertaste to crave for more. :)

    • There are times when with clothes and all I would jump from the boat and swim before heading for work. They thought I was crazy coming to work dripping and all. I will do it all over again if given the chance. Hope you get to visit it next Summer.

  32. Sabina Brave says:

    I see, that your son is good surfer :)

    • The boy wasn’t my son although I hope that he will learn to surf one day. I think it is one amazing activity. Thanks Sabina. I wish you a great Summer.

  33. Madhu says:

    Wonderful pictures, especially the last one!

  34. Patti Kuche says:

    IT, you are Summer, 365 sunshine days of the year! Those beach shots look so good, so full of fun and relaxation. Happy summer to you and your family!

    • Yes, it is a place of almost 365 days of sunshine and their beautiful stories. I wish we all embrace our daily life with as much sunshine and inspiration. Thanks you Patti.

  35. sweetj2 says:

    Summer is my favorite season because I take time off work to step out of the weekly routines. The days are longer, the sun shines more, and your photos capture that blissful feeling of relaxed enjoyment.

    • Thank you. I love Summer. And as you said, “The days are longer, the sun shines more…” All the seasons brings a certain magic but somehow Summer gives me more time with my family to explore and discover new adventures. Perhaps it’s because there’s no class and I can bring my son to more places.

  36. nellibell49 says:

    Yes! A lovely post! Spot on.


  38. The Hook says:

    Yes, summer rocks… when youi’re not a bellman!

    • Ha, ha, ha. Funny but true. I hope you get to have a longer off so so can head to the beach. And this time, you get to be pampered. I think we all owe it to ourselves to relax and have fun every now and then. If I’m just going to work , work, work. I’m going to burn out quick or explode or something close. Thanks…

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  40. jakesprinter says:

    Excellent Summer post my friend :)

  41. nelson RN says:

    Boracay Island! I miss the place so much especially after looking at these wonderful photographs! Great post!

  42. Russ C. says:

    I started mine when we went to Manila to spend the entire April in there. I’m so happy because we’re finally together again!

    • I’m happy for you. There are things in this world that no money can by like spending Summers with our love ones. Summer is already a fun time but when we share them with our friends and family, it becomes totally amazing. Have a great vacation. Thanks.

  43. ailsapm says:

    The light and colour in these photographs is breathtaking, it makes me want to pack up and leave for Boracay Island today. And I love that whisper. “It can if you want it to be”. So beautiful. This week’s travel challenge is a tricky one, but I bet you’re up to it! xxx Ailsa http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/06/01/rhythm/

  44. I love your inspirational words and your eye. but i’m curious, what’s the premise? you post a theme and other photogs randomly participate? or are you responding to another blogger’s post?

  45. Namita Lad says:

    tha you so much for pingback..and lovely collection of pics.

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  48. You have a wonderful blog! Thanks for visiting mine.

    Live your dreams!

    Warm regards,
    Mary from Pasig City

  49. The Philippine islands are fabulous and you are tempting me to go back.

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