Summer 2019 – Trope-de-doo-dah

by Nathan Stout (of

Taking a step back from the summer time memories for a moment I wanted to make this seemingly random blog post about the tropes of summer.

I may ‘leverage’ the word trope alot here in the Summertime Funtime blog series but it’s important to the spirit of Summer. With that, here is a series of pictures and phrases, words, and sounds of Summer:

  • Creosote smell (from asphalt and/or railroad ties). This reminds me of Six Flags over Texas.
  • Cicadas
  • Lightning bugs.
  • Mosquitoes
  • Lakes
  • Beaches (and all that goes with it).
  • Family Vacations
  • Car Bingo
  • Suntan Lotion
  • Off (bug spray)
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Swimming pools (and all that goes with it)
  • Watermelon
  • Grilling
  • Any song with the word Summer in it.
  • Visiting any Southern Coastal City.
  • Water parks and Amusement parks.
  • Bug Spray smell
  • Tiki Torches and their smell
  • Citronella smell
  • Sweating cans of soda

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