Sunday, September 3, 2017

Scene & Story - August 2017


August was a long month. By the end of August I am so ready for summer to be over and for my favorite season of the year begin. I am tired of the sun, the washed out colors, the noise, the heat and especially the humidity, which is no friend of this curly-haired girl.

In spite of my strong feelings about August, it was good month. I completed a 30 Day Photography Composition challenge, learning many things about myself and my photography in the process, always a rewarding experience. I took care of a friend's puppy for a week and survived; I learned I am not quite ready for a puppy of my own. I continued to work on my personal photography project - The Meadow, only missing the week I watched the puppy.

But the best part of August was two trips North. One with my husband, which I wrote about in my last blog post, and one with my daughter for a long overdue girls' weekend.

I realized it has been over three years since my daughter and I did a weekend away, much too long for someone who loves quality time with her family. She wanted me to take her wine tasting, which we did, but I also added a twilight tour of the former insane asylum - perfect for the photographer mother and the history major daughter, coffee in our favorite up-north town, a trip to the bookstore and a book, some rock collecting, a food truck experience, a lighthouse, and a trip to the lavender farm - which is where the above photo was taken - enjoying lavender lemonade and  lavender shortbread cookies on the patio of the Secret Garden.

It was a great weekend, three years won't pass before we do it again.



19 comments:

  1. not a fan of August either, you were brave to visit an old insane asylum.

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  2. Mother Daughter Time . . . My Very Best Times . . .
    Soul Touching . . .

    If September could continue like this . . .
    non hot, non humid days
    cool, window open nights
    if only

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  3. We're both so blessed to have daughters who are also our friends! You weekend away sounds wonderful, and your photo perfectly captures the pleasure of savoring time (and delicious treats) together.

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  4. I discovered your blog through Artful Blogging a little over a year ago, and I became an avid reader of your blog.I want you to know how much you have inspired me to pick up my camera and just do it. I always think my camera isn't fancy enough or I'm not a real photographer, but your story has really inspired me to let go of those fears and enjoy the learning process. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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    1. Teresa - Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don't know how else to contact you other than this way, so I hope you check back and see this reply. Your words were needed to be read by me, at a time when I wonder if people read blogs anymore and if it is worth it. And honestly if I didn't do this for my own personal growth I don't know I would continue, but I still have so much more to learn about myself. I am always delighted when readers set forth on their own journey after reading about mine. Keep in touch.

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  5. What a lovely summery shot of time with your daughter, I I do believe those cookies are heart-shaped!
    Your month of August has been very fulfilling, despite those hot and humid days. Lots of lovely times to remember as we enter the glorious month of cooler September!

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  6. I discovered your blog through Artful Blogging a little over a year ago, and I became an avid reader of your blog.I want you to know how much you have inspired me to pick up my camera and just do it. I always think my camera isn't fancy enough or I'm not a real photographer, but your story has really inspired me to let go of those fears and enjoy the learning process. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  7. The red and white straws! I'm looking forward to the time I can travel with my daughter again, too. I cannot believe it's almost fall again, and that I've joined you for Scene and Story 9 times.

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  8. I've enjoyed reading about your adventure and your last post about the Secret Garden. Doing things like this and finding hidden treasures are such a treat. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it with your daughter.

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  9. In some ways this summer seemed to last forever and yet at the end of each month I wondered where time went. Completely ready for autumn and might have to do a girls weekend with my daughter now that she is home on hiatus until she gets into grad school.

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  10. My heart melted at the opportunity to watch a puppy for a week ~ then again, I don't know the puppy, they're busy! Somehow there are more stories to go with the former insane asylum and the lavender farm is delightful!

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  11. Mother-daughter time always sounds very good to me, and I can so well understand that you enjoyed this weekend with your girl. The photo is beautiful, I love the muted colors and the peaceful mood.

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  12. Sounds like you've been busy, and so important to have time with children. Whenever I go out on a road trip my daughter likes to go with me.

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  13. Despite the heat, your August sounds wonderful, especially the mother-daughter weekend. I am with you on looking forward to less heat and humidity!

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  14. Sounds like you had a very special time with your daughter.

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  15. Always enjoying your adventures, your photos and your writing. Thank you <3

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  16. I also love Mother and Daughter time. We are lucky these days though to just get dinner out. Between full time work and the two boys she doesn't have a lot of free time anymore. Enjoy your time together as often as you can.

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  17. It sounds like you had a wonderful August, Sarah, especially the time with your daughter.
    For me, August just flew by, and I was kind of hoping it would slow down a bit. :-)
    The weather has very quickly changed here, and one can surely feel that fall is just around the corner.
    Have a great week!

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  18. It sounds like a wonderful weekend with your daughter, especially the visit to the assylum.

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