summer days

Posted on July 3rd, 2010 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

We spent a day at Deanna Rose Farmstead, along with my friend Ricci and her 3 kids, Shiloah, Moriah, and Noah.

With the help of a cheesy little book, I made my very first balloon animal…a blue dog for Zia! She was so thrilled.

I made 2 new nighties for Zia. Β She looks perfect in them, like a little white butterfly fluttering around. Of course, I was too lazy to get her to put one on for a daytime photo. Sorry.

Sometimes I feel like summer is made of a choppy string of stills. I guess that’s probably because I’m always taking pictures. But you have to kind of stop it mid-action; you have to capture it somehow, like a firefly in a jar. If you don’t, it’s just a brief blink on a perfect summer night…a bright blur that’s before your face for a moment, then gone…forever.

I know it’s not just summer I mean. It’s life: the beauty of it, the children in it, everything young and green that will change to red and gold and finally fall back to the earth. So I’ll capture it- in my mind’s eye, with my camera, in my sketchbook. I’ll taste it, savor it, and set it free to fly away again. And then I’ll remember it.

2 Responses to “summer days”

  1. Susan Simon says on :

    The nighties are adorable! You can tell even from hanging on the line that they’ll look perfect on her. I love white.

  2. 3 amigos says on :

    ooooooohhhhhhhh honey………….thanks for the pictures……………….lil bebee looks sooooo big and will be a tall one πŸ™‚ we were happy to see your Mom and Dad’s house and the beautiful yard πŸ™‚ Your Mom and Dad and Grandparents look WONDERFUL πŸ™‚ Glad they got to see her πŸ™‚ LUV U LOTS/can hardly wait to see u guys sometime, too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ /MOM

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