In my very first blog post, almost 4 years ago, I wrote that I hoped this weekly blog would let friends, family, and future fans know that I was at least kicking, even if they didn't get a letter or email from me in a timely fashion. After the busy summer I have had, I feel especially negligent, so today I am trying to use a few photos to begin sorting through this summer and its comings and goings.
I am starting with these finishing days of summer. While I look forward to the upcoming sustained days of working on my phototgraphy, I also celebrate and appreciate the variety of life and the change of pace I experienced in spades this summer. So, for now, here is a sampling of words and photos from August, 2014.
1. TAKING CARE OF THE PLACE, and getting ready for winter (thanks, Frank!):
|gathering wood for the wood cook stove, keeping it in the barn until needed|
|visiting granddaughter's breakfast on the deck, with our barn in the background|
|cosmos in the garden|
|at Sandy's, a red sunflower!|
|more potos from Bonnie's garden, when I delivered to her prints of the photos I took in July|
3. DRIVING TO NEW ENGLAND, with a major delay soon after leaving home:
|Redoing a section of route 7 - looking ahead|
|looking behind - stopped traffic can be a good opportunity to take a photo|
|the lake near their home, but no one was swimming that chilly morning|
|the view from the house where we all gather|
|deck central, a brief moment of only two talking|
|older generation, in a renewing energy mode|
|youngest generation using up energy: two photos of three cousins|
|early morning in Maine|
Here's to all the teachers and students getting ready to be back at work, and to family we'd drive many miles to be with for a weekend.