I was enthusiastic about the idea for doing Seasonal Aesthetic posts, but also a little hesitant. Was it sort of corny? My doubts were settled by the lovely response of dear followers who responded with a categorical “yes” when I asked if I should create a more seasonal aesthetics! And, because of you, here is the next installment!
I just barely squeaked this one in on the last month of summer (although, for some South-dwellers, summer weather will continue into October).
Let us dive into these last golden weeks, my friends – and eat, drink, watch, read, and BREATHE summer.
Type: Science Fiction and Historical Dramas
Suggested movies: Journey to Center of the Earth and The King’s Speech, Horatio Hornblower, Sky Captain,
FOR CHILDREN (or the young at heart):
Type: Animated movies and Foreign Films
Suggested movies: Lilo and Stitch, The Jungle Book, Tresaures of the Snow, Belle and Sebastian,
Suggested reading: Treasure Island and Around the World in 80 days.
Type: Science Fiction and Memoirs
Suggested reading: Out of the Silent Planet, Journey to the Center of the Earth. Laughter on the Stairs by Beverly Nichols. All Creatures Great and Small. Bring ‘Em Back Alive.
Type: Sci Fi and Historical Fiction
Suggested reading: Trion Rising, Jason and Alien’s Down the Street. My Brother’s Secret. The Reb and the Redcoats.
Comic / Graphic Novel:
Type: Adventurous and Scientific
Suggested reading: Tintin
FOOD AND DRINK –
Hamburgers / chicken Parmesan / blueberry soup / BLT sandwiches / fresh watermelon / arnold palmers / popsicles / milkshakes / strawberry shortcake
OPERA (and operetta):
“Una voce poco fa” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. “Papageno and Papagena” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. “With Cat-Like Tread” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance.
Suggested song: Vivaldi’s Summer, 3rd Movement. Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 (3rd movement). Roses from the South by Johann Strauss.
Suggested song: Dulce amour and Milagro by Glorifa Estefan. Musica del Corazon and Aléjate by Josh Groban.
Suggested Song: “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera. “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot. “Hello Dolly” from Hello Dolly.
have a pool party
have a cookout
tackle a DIY project
get a summer haircut
plant a garden
play a round of mini golf
camp in the backyard
fly a kite
head to the beach
have a water balloon fight
see an outdoor concert
pick strawberries at a local farm
catch lightning bugs in a jar
have a zip line adventure
go to an old-fashioned carnival
go to a drive-in theater
visit the nearest amusement park
Start a journal
I’m not a realllly good representative of my own aesthetic because, based on this list, I’ve only done the following.
I read Out of the Silent Planet and a novel by Beverely Nichols. I ate hamburgers, milkshakes and popsicles.
I watched a live stream of fireworks (not the same), I got to borrow someone’s swimming pool, I planted flowers (not a garden, ah well), got my hair cut, I got lightning bugs in a jar (BUT THEY DIDN’T LIGHT UP – WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?).
I did listen to 95 percent of the music listened on this post, though. *pats self on back*
Before the month is over, I would LIKE to have a water balloon fight, stargaze, and tackle a DIY project. A carnival would be nice too, but that could be a little ambitious.