Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hello Summer

I am joining several talented photographers from all over the world in a creativity project.  Their theme for this month was Hello Summer.  I had so many ideas for how I wanted to approach this and I actually took several images, but in the end I decided to keep it simple and go with images that show cased one of our very favorite ways to spend time together in the summer.  Summer just wouldn't be summer for us without heading to the mountains several times to dip our toes in the lake, catch a few fish, and sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows while telling ghost stories.  It's what defines summer for us.  It's what we look forward to all year long.  Summer of course would also not be summer without the popsicles, flip flops, sunscreen, trips to the pool, and sleep outs, but it's the camping in the woods that makes us know it's really here.  It's the campfire smoke in my hair, cooking over the fire, and reading a good book by the lake.  It's seeing the beauty of the majestic mountains, and breathing in the cool, fresh air, and it's counting the endless stars overhead.  Packing our things up and removing ourselves from the daily grind to experience all of this and more is what we love most.  It's what makes us say, "Hello summer.  Oh how we've missed you."  Visit my friend Julia for more Hello Summer images.


Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I totally understand why you chose these images,wonderrful. I wish we had places like that here, maybe there are but we havnt found our magical place like that yet. Beautiful work, enjoy summer !

Buckeroomama said...[Reply to comment]

I love your pics of your version of summer. Not much chance for us to experience it over where we are right now and I know my kids would think it such a novel adventure if we ever were to try something like that. :)

Sandra said...[Reply to comment]

wonderful summer captures!

Scarlett Hernandez said...[Reply to comment]

these are so great!
Thanks for joining our circle Marvett. looking forward to seeing more of your photos : )

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

gorgeous these are great.welcome to the circle Marvett!

E. said...[Reply to comment]

I love the red boat and the veggies cooking on the grill. You capture summer really well.


Naomi said...[Reply to comment]

So lovely! Looks divine!

Life with Kaishon said...[Reply to comment]

These pictures are absolutely amazing Marvett! So beautiful. I am glad you can experience summer in such a special way with the ones you love the best. P.S. The boys and I want to come and visit. : )

Marvett Smith said...[Reply to comment]

@Life with Kaishon Becky we would LOVE to have you visit anytime!

Sharon said...[Reply to comment]

I love what summer means to you! These make me feel like I am there....and now I want to actually go there!

Kim Stevens said...[Reply to comment]

Oh wow, what fun. I love to see what summer is like for everyone else. I loved walking through what summer is for you and as always your photos are amazing!!

Bobbidee said...[Reply to comment]

Love those photo's, they bring back so many great memories for me too! Fun to see you, glad we got to visit for a while.

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