Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

As a child growing up in the country, I don’t remember being particularly bothered by the heat of summer but that was a long time ago now.  Here in Richmond, the summers tend to be sultry – awash in a stultifying mix of humidity, still air, and high temperatures. This year, however, we have had some spells of divine weather lasting for few days here and there in between the heat waves.  It makes me once again love summer, a long-forgotten but immensely pleasant feeling.

So what is there to love about summer?

Summer Reading

Being able to sit outside and read a good book.  Or just be.

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Taking a walk down the lane where I grew up; the breeze soughing through the sycamores my grandfather planted almost 100 years ago.


Sparklers at the family picnic on the 4th of July.

Up, up and away

The “wheeee! ” of flying through the air at a small-town fireman’s carnival.

The Zipper

Day turns into evening and the carnival lights glow against the sky.

Pink Blossoms

Lushness in the garden, crape myrtles blowsy with blooms.

Silent Conversation

Chairs on a dock by the water waiting for quiet readers, wet swimmers, or warm conversation amongst friends.A toast to summer

A toast in gratitude for another lovely summer’s day.

Starfish Dreaming

Feet in the sand at waters’ edge, a starfish winking at me.

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Peace at the end of day.

To see what others love about summer be click here.


Next time, I’ll be back to Vintage Christmas.  I’m back in the workshop making new things!

15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

  1. GORGEOUS photos that capture the essence of summer perfectly! So evocative of the best of our collective memories of summer, whether spent at the shore, the lake, or down a country lane. In common with you in VA, it’s been the coolest summer in memory in NJ. Wonder what it means.


    1. Oh, I am soooo happy to hear from you – been missing you!!! And thank you for your lovely compliments. I’m hoping that whatever it means (if, indeed anything) it is nothing bad. For right now, I’ll just take it (though for us a bit more rain would be nice…never satisfied, huh?). xo – C


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