A few reasons to love summer: 1. daisies everywhere 2. showing the kids how to eat cherries 3. finding a beach an hour from home 4. garden fresh greens.
How's it going? I do so appreciate your sweet comments about missing me.
I'm back (unofficially) just long enough to say that summer is in full swing at the opposite end of my camera. What you perceive as absence has been my presence. It's good. The way summer should be. While technical issues aren't completely resolved, that is in progress. Meanwhile I'm borrowing time on Paul's work station as it allows. Which isn't much lately and I must admit I'm feeling pretty guilty taking breezy summer photos while he plugs away. Glad he had a bit of a break over the July 4th weekend to enjoy sunsets like this ...
... and fireworks of course, and great friends and relaxation.
I've really been thinking about the essence of summer as I frame out images through my lens. Lately I'm loving a panoramic view (when it's pretty scenery, of course) to better remember a place, as much as the bits that can stimulate a sensory memory. I've been conscious of getting a balance of both as we drift through these few precious warm weeks. What is the essence of the summer of 2009? How is it unique from those before? The scents, the tactile sensations, the colors ... the simple special ways that our family relates to one another right now ... that's what I want to remember.