August 27, 2012

late summer

















late afternoon lemon cake snack / desert mural in an neighborhood alley / trainspotting lunch / puffy clouds /coffee shop hangout / sketchbook drawing and unfortunate june bug / post chalk drawing / back of the neighborhood pet store / farmers market bounty / cookie making helpers / superheroes hard at work / rain boots and keyboards / afternoon light / mama trying her hand at hair-cutting (while her client intently watches the Avengers via laptop) / eucalyptus overhead / sprinkler negotiations / familiar morning shadows / backyard bird of paradise /pool lounging / washed out

I hear a lot of people are ready for the long hot summer days to be over. They can't wait for the cool air, to wear boots, to hunt for pumpkins, and yes, decorate for Christmas. (kill me.) I am not one of those people. While I too was not loving the long stretch of triple digit heat I have to say I adore summer. And I'm not itching to get past it. For me, summer equals open-ended days with no agenda, spontaneous ice cream outings, front yard pool time, planning out of town trips even if you never actually take them, and absolutely no holidays. The beginning of Fall equals the rush and mania and obligations of the year's end. I'm much more suited to the summer schedule I guess. And I don't want to let it go just yet.

7 comments:

  1. Yes! I love all seasons but I have trouble letting go... and saying goodbye to summer is tough. You're in California though right, doesn't your summer last forever?

    Love the pictures and those adorable double pool loungers. Happy last days of summer!

    -Lilly

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  3. i'm a summer girl too in that sense. but, i can't stand the heat! i think i was more tolerant of it as a kid. but, growing up on a lake helped and not 30 minutes from the sea. i do love the long unstructured days however. as a kid summer was always always my favorite. now that i structure my own days unstructured i love spring and fall the best.

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  4. we have an identical blue pool! and often I find chalk in the bottom. too funny

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  5. i want summer to be over sooo badly. mostly because my kids are going insane trapped in the house this summer...our normally big green shady lawn is now covered in steel and sharp things. sigh. so, summer can go now - and we'll just cross our fingers that we will be playing outside again by the next one. (love the pics)

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  6. Your photos are so delightful to scroll through!

    I have to say that I too love every season, but fall is my absolute favorite, so I always look forward to it come September!

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  7. that picture of the produce on the counter is terrific. great light.

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