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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 😀

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!

365, LSNED

What I Learned | LSNED

As I told you just a couple of days ago, I’m taking a class with Shimelle Lain, it’s called Learn Something New Every Day. And that’s what I’ve been trying to do. Now I have two more lessons learned to share.

What I learned Friday, September 2nd:

LSNED | 02.sep.11

When I'm getting ready for a big happening (especially at work)
I pace a lot and have trouble relaxing for real.

I was more or less out of sorts as I put the last preparing down for my 5 hour long night with out church youths, I was glad I was the only one at home because I tend to get a bit snappy because of all the excitement and worry that these big happenings bring with them. Meeting both the parents and the youths for the first time is seriously scary as well as very nice. With all these feeling boiling inside of me, I find it so hard to relax even though I had the early hours of the day off. I tend to pace a lot. Thankfully the weather was nice, so I went for a walk down by the river. That was a smart move. 🙂 The night went well, but I was so tired when I finally got back home. Keeping track of 32 youths more or less alone (I had a woman help me with food and she was also in the building if I needed any help) does that to you.

I could have snapped a photo of the Youths, but to be honest, I didn’t have time to dig out the camera right then and there. So instead I took a photo of the (almost) empty field right next to our house. The farmer was there and cut it on Friday before the rain started again.

What I learned Saturday, September 3rd:

LSNED | 03.sep.11

I really like to fill my albums with newly printed digital scrapbook pages.

I was so happy to see the package with all new prints arrive on Friday, but I didn’t have time to put them into albums before Saturday (and that was the day after the big happening mentioned above and my neck gave me a lot of trouble, so most of the day was spent horizontal. Thankfully I got better in the afternoon). It was so nice to slowly put the prints away, taking a good look at each and everyone as I did it. I had the house to my self and could take as much time as I needed since MT was at his Grandparents for the weekend. It was my first time ordering big prints and I really loved the 12×12 size. It is obviously a bit more pricey, so I have to wait for another sale before ordering, but still the size just makes it all come together for me. And since I mix digital and traditional layouts in the albums, it makes sense as well.

I’m going to let the photos be the pages of this project album, that way this also doubles as my 365 for this month. I really want to make a page for each month with my 365 photos, maybe something like this:


photo book project may 2009 – first look

photobook may 2009

I’m so proud of my self for finishing up a photo book project packet with b/w photos and my scrapbook pages of events from Christmas till May (at least what I’ve done so far). 39 pages in all.

photobook may 2009 - remembering

Printed at Artscow and delivered to me after 1.5 weeks in production/shipping, not bad 🙂 They have some nice discounts and lots of credits, please follow this link if you want to try them out (then it’s nice stuff both for you and me 😉 )

photobook may 2009 - m

photobook may 2009 - ops

I wish I could just hand you the book to look at, but here is a few more images to give you an idea….


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