"Lovely July...with the evocative murmur of honey bees on the wing
and the smell of suntan cream." ~ Cynthia Wickham
July offers writers a fertile opportunities for writing powerful images. Cynthia Wickham's quote describes uses distinct descriptions. The sound of bees and smell cream is familiar, but the reader's experiences paint the setting.
Think about it. Summer slows down all the living creatures. Shade is sought for sipping cool drinks. Man and beast seek the elusive breeze to caress the clamminess from their skins.
Writers pull yourselves out of your caves. Permit the sun to shine on you. Slather on sun screen. Grab a hat and a soothing, icy, liquid refreshment. Make sure to take a pen and paper, or a method to transcribe your July experience. Find a location that offers an opportunity for multiple sensory observations while remaining a veiled witness to a July day.
Write with your nose, ears, feet, hands, tongue! Watch children with ice cream cones. Sit near a lake, smell the air, listen for small gnats, and feel the wetness of the sand. Walk through a park.
Be brave and sit through your local Fourth of July fireworks display. Observe the crowd prepare for the show. Listen to the explosions. Smell the gunpowder. Do I need to say more?
Take advantage of the subtle sensual spectacle Summer offers writers. Watch, sip, write.