Picture Summer So Far

The last time I picked up a camera to capture anything more artistic or thoughtful than a vacation snapshot or smiling baby was in college. Until I started Picture Summer...
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My motivation for signing up for Picture Summer was simple.

Since June was spent putting the last minute touches on, then hosting evo ’10, I thought it would be a great way to kick off July (we now return to our regularly scheduled summer, already in progress) and do a little something to enrich one of my long dormant past times.

Now, let me be honest. When I say “long-dormant”, I mean that the last time I picked up a camera with the intention of capturing anything more artistic or thoughtful than a vacation snapshot or smiling baby was in college.

As part of Picture Summer, I’m greeted each morning by a prompt from Tracey Clark —a little push to pick up the camera and capture life in an interesting way or notice a quintessential feature of summer that I might have other wised missed.

I haven’t been able to meet every one of the daily prompt goals, but I have picked up my camera every single day and snapped a photo that I brings me joy. I wanted to share a few of my favorites from this first week. These are the photos that, for me, capture summer.

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We head outside first thing in the morning. Jammies and all. No wonder our neighbors keep their blinds closed.

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Tree climbing. Tangled hair.

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This old girl gets hosed down every morning.

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July 4th = water balloons.

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Homemade popsicles in the shade. In her shades.

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Something refreshing for me. (Summer = keens, a pale ale, and sitting on the deck.)

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Until I started snapping photos, I didn’t realize how old Duke was looking.

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Checking out the baby ducks at the Aviary.

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Oh, look! Flowers I’ve managed not to kill!

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More flowers that have survived in my care! See. Miracles DO happen.

Have a very wonderful weekend.

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