For me, the "dog days of summer" don't start until after the Magnolias have blossomed. The Golden Retriever below disagrees as I snapped this photo in Charleston, SC before they had bloomed.
I know not everyone that participates here at "The Garden" is experiencing summer, but this is what the theme is about today.
The challenge is to write "summer" into your poems. I want it to DRIP with the season!
I have taken these images with my iPhone and would be thrilled if they inspire a response.
The image above is of Lake Walloon, the very one Hemingway enjoyed and wrote about. HERE is a link to an interesting article if you would like to know more.
I would love a new poem, but will also accept an older, updated (reworked) poem. You know the drill. Post your specific post to the Linky below. I look forward to your artistic interpretations! And as always, feel free to use more than one photo and if you don't get a poem done today, coming to the table late is "OK". Don't forget we have "Open Link Monday" as well.