Wednesday, June 8, 2011

black and white Wednesday - first days of Summer

Lakeside storyboard 1

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Lake sailboats blw WM

It may not be officially Summer on the calendar but we know it's arrived when
we see docks and sailboats in the water.
It's been too beautiful not to spend as much time as we can outside.
We're so lovin' these warm hot temps outdoors.
We've waited a long time for them.

Lakeside storyboard 2
(Lake Mendota).


Tomorrow is Grace's last day of school.
The word 'excited' doesn't even come close to describing
how she's been feeling about it.

Lake Grace dock WM

Do you remember that feeling?
The anticipation of it all...and to be finished with school after all that hard work.
She'll be in 3rd grade!

Lake Grace Will blw dock WM

We're looking forward to a fun and relaxing Summer. 
I try not to plan too much this time of year and love the slower pace.
Grace and Will like to play with their friends as much as possible, have sleepovers,
 run in the sprinkler (which they've done for the last 3 days), swim, read,
 ride their bikes and scooters and eat their fill of peaches, blueberries, watermelon and sweet corn.
Summer time food to me is the best!

Lakeside storyboard 3
(Cute little sign - in Wisconsin, Winter is never far away.)

Will is going to "Camp Kindergarten" for 3 weeks (mornings),
in July to help him transition to Kindergarten in the Fall.
All the kids here attend it.
In August is Miss Grace's birthday and then a family vacation.
We won't be leaving the country this Summer, aren't traveling far and I can't wait!
Lakeside popsicle storyboard

These were taken on Sunday at the Memorial Union on the shore of one of our large local lakes.
It's a great location, that's a 'just plain fun' hang out kinda place,
and is awesome for people watching.
The frozen fruit bars were a hit.
These 2 always manage to attract quite a bit of attention wherever we go,
and we get many smiles.
And they happily return them.  :)

Lake my family blw WM
(Our 2 littles with their Daddy.)

Hoping your Summer is all you want it to be, and then some!

the long road

Since it's Wednesday again,
hop on over to The Long Road to China for more black and white photography.

17 kind words:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I do remember that feeling!

where do I start with this post? Pictures are outstanding. The kids are more than adorable and it shines through in your photography!

No, really, Gail, your creative eye blows me away!


Jill Samter Photography said...

beautiful post Gail! such tenderness in every photo and post!

hugs and love - enjoy every moment of your summer!


Wanda said...

Ahhh....a perfect summertime post. Love all the images you captured. Really puts us in the mood.

Happy last day of school Grace!!! And enjoy the nice easy pace....finally ! (Can't wait myself.)

Jboo said...

Love these photos and your summer sentiments! Your two littles are so sweet!

Have a great Wednesday!


Love Letters To China said...

Oh my... these photos are amazing Gail. You have such a talent when it comes to capturing special moments in time. Don't EVER doubt yourself! Love them all.

My feelings about summer are identical to yours. :-)


Sharon said...

Such a wonderful post! Oooh I just love the whole feel of it! Beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

These are so beautiful! I hope he loves camp kindergarten : ) How exciting!

Ashley Sisk said...

Summer looks so beautiful through your eyes!

Buckeroomama said...

These are all such beautiful photos of wonderful moments! I love how clean and crisp your pictures are; I love the colors. Most of all I love the moments you capture. :)

Colleen said...

These are beautiful Gail!!!! Wow, Kindergarten! Enjoy your summer as I know you will! Isn't it hard to believe, 3rd grade??! Our babies are really growing up! xo

Kayce said...

Ahhhh...your summers are my dreams come true! I'll be living vicariously through you all season long! Enjoy all the joy of summer!

Ellie said...

What a fun, happy post! I love all the colors in these photos (and the b&w of course :). you captured summer perfectly!

I do remember how if felt to finally get out of school after a very long year - yay for Grace - 3rd grade! wow. and Will in Kindergarten! This is a very special summer indeed!

Enjoy every moment!!

xo ellie

Casey said...

Bring on summer!!!! Love the pics!!

Jodee said...

I love these pictures! Hooray for summer!

I didn't realize that our kids are the same ages!

Valeria said...

Wonderful series. Not sure if I like B&W or color better... hard to decide

Sharon Ankerich said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking!!! Every single image just takes me in and makes me want to be there!!! Happy summer sweet friend! Enjoy every second!!!
Blessings and XOXOXO!

the meaklims said...

I adore that black and white of Will blowing his pinwheel while Grace has her back to you, looking out at the lake. It's stunning!

And yes, I SO remmeber the last day of school. Relief and happiness!


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