Summer in August

Summer in August | day 1
Tonight I went for my evening walk with my dog (Ferdinand) and was pleased with the warmth of the night and the summerly sound of grasshopper in the fields. I’m all for this kind of summer in August!

Inspired by Susannah Conway‘s August Break project – mixed with my own need to embrace and savor the summer feeling – I’m enbarcing on a photography project for this month. The goal is to search up Summer in August (as it looks here in Norway in 2013).

So far I’ve done good and captured both of the days with a summery feel, I’m not sure I can promise to keep that up all month long, but I will try! I’ve strugled with August in the past, this year I want to celebrate it no matter the weather or the messes (we are moving houses; help!) (Wish me luck!)

Above is the photo from August 1st. Here are the words:

The boys (MT and a friend of his) convinced me that a trip to the lake was in order. I hesitated for a while, there was things to do, but realized what a good idea it was. Especially for me trying to embrace Summer in August, not thinking too much about fall and winter and cold weather(!). And it was so nice to get out of the house and do something together.
I got to swim too. Hurray for summer not over yet :D

Here is the photo from August 2nd:

Summer in August | day 2

E slept over and they ate breakfast while watching cartoons. They are such good boys; and I’m so happy MT got to spend a little bit more time with his friends before we move!

Please share your favorite Summer in August in the comments. I’d love to see!

The Simple Things | Happiness

Happiness | The Story

Saturday I snapped a few photos during a half an hour (or so) break outside. I tried to capture the feeling of the every day life’s blessings. I tried to capture the happiness of the small things. I loved how it felt playful at the same time as meaningful. I’ve been working on and off with these photos (and words about them) ever since. And now I’m ready to share them with you. (If you want to read a little bit about each of the photos you can head over to my Flickr steam or the Simple Things photo set, I also made a layout with the above photo and you can find it at Flickr as well: This Photo | The Story).

Happiness

Happiness | Attack

Happiness | Photo Play

Happiness | Play

Happiness | The Flower

Happiness | The Flower Photo Shoot

I really have so much to be grateful for in my life. I only have to remember to look for it + dare to play a little to catch it. It helps to slow down the pace a little as well.

Good luck hunting for happiness. I don’t thing we’ll ever have too much of that stuff, so be on the look out every day. I sure will.


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It’s my 3rd go @ the simple things, I love the idea of this.
I hope I can keep it a regular thing on Mondays.

A Photo | A layout

yellow flower

My plan was to join in on all the challenges Shimelle put up for the Scrapbook Day last week, with a few digital pages. But my time didn’t stretch as wide as I wished. But here are my two contributions that I had some fun making. One layout. One photo edit.

The yellow flower is really a weed in my garden. I love how beautiful it is when you get up close. For this edit I really like how the darker, more bluish background made the flowers pop. Here is the original:

yellow_flower_orginal-web

I was also inspired by the forth challenge, about the telling the story behind the photo – and this was what I made:

this photo | the story
(Click image for credit + journaling)

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