over50feeling40: Sounds of Summer, OOTD Inspiration and FASHION FLASH!
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Jul 5, 2015

Sounds of Summer, OOTD Inspiration and FASHION FLASH!

There are so many sounds which say summer to me...crickets chirping, birds singing, rushing water, the ice cream truck music...
I thought of sounds of summer this past week as I walked into the outdoor mall where I currently work a part time retail sales job.  The screams of people on the roller coasters next door rode the wind to my ears from SIX FLAGS/FIESTA TEXAS PARK.  It was a familiar sound.
The screams took me back to the summer after my freshman year in college when I worked at Astro World in Houston, which no longer exists...it was located by the Astrodome, also no longer exists.  Every day I listened to the screams of the terrified on roller coasters.  So much a part of my every day, that sometimes I was not even aware of the noise.
So, I have come full circle. Back to working near a theme park...back to working more than one job to make ends meet...still feeling youthful and having fun.  Not too much has changed.
Except maybe, I dress better!!

What sounds say summer to you?

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  1. Oh how I love summer!! I love to wake up to the sound of the birds outside my (open) window and fall asleep to the crickets at night. Little kids playing outside says summer, and even the sound of lawn sprinklers! I love the sound of the breeze blowing through my ornamental grasses. The buzz of hummingbirds and bees. I love it all and appreciate every minute!

  2. Summer favorites are watering the flowers early in the morning and then dusk when the sounds of summer come out and it (hopefully) cools down a bit! Love your sandals Pam!

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  3. It is a Six Flags weekend soon here. I have been dreading :-) thanks to you I'm no longer dreading :-)

  4. You're right, there are certain sounds associated with summer...and theme parks. I have a post coming also on summer sounds! Summer is noisier than any other season.

  5. Oh, the ice cream van always, Pam...reminds me of being a little girl :)
    I love your tunic...you look fabulous!
    Enjoy your week xx

  6. The crickets, always say summer to me. You look fabulous. The tunic is fun:) Roller coasters scare the daylights out of me.

  7. Amazing shoes Pam! So simple but chic, ah I love them! They go so well with your outfit and jewellery - so effortlessly fabulous! Love it :)

  8. Ahhhhhh the Astrodome....memories! Love the top!

  9. The early morning sound of the lawn sprinklers, waves lapping against the shoreline, the splashing at the community pool, clinking glasses at the local wineries, the sounds of jazz at an outdoor concert. Yes, summer. It is the best. I thought of you today when I picked up an interesting necklace. I'm excited to add it to my accessory collection :)

  10. Love your post Pam. My absolute favorite summer sound is the sound of crickets at night, nothing better! Great black and white outfit too!


  11. Nice top, great necklace. And I don't really associate summer with sound. More with temperature and leaving my coat off.


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