Wednesday, August 10, 2011

black and white Wednesday - a day at the beach

Smile and say 'cheese!'

beach day diptych 2

"Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend by your side."

~ unknown

beach day 12
(Will showing a little of his gymnastics capabilities).

Living in Wisconsin we appreciate Summer, no matter how hot and humid it gets
 because Winter lasts just way too long here.

beach day 3

I'm making a promise to myself to look at these pictures again when I'm shivering in January and February
and longing for warmer days.
They'll help me remember our time last week at the beach
in the quaint little town of Ephraim in Door County, WI.
beach day diptych 3

We brought sand pails, shovels, a raft and Will's fish floatie.
And though they were all used and played with, it was the 2 vintage cameras
that I brought that were the biggest hit.

beach day diptych 1

Even though it was all in fun and not for real as far as them taking pictures,
the element of 'pretend' is still much of Grace and Will's play.
(which I dearly love)
beach day 6
Below is Will just before he went out in the bay (with Daddy of course).
And also one of him as he's taking a little rest wrapped up in his towel.
Swimming (rather kicking with a floatie supporting you) evidently is hard work!

(Will getting ready to hit the waves).
beach day diptych 4
(And Will taking a little snooze).

The Summer has flown by.
Yesterday I registered both kids for school...when I look at the calendar
we don't have much of this season left.

We start school Sept. 1 and I have mixed feelings about that.
I'm going to miss these two being with me during the day.
So we'll be making the best of the time they have left.

beach day 7

It's Wednesday!
See what's going on at Lisa's ' black and white Wednesday' for many
more black and whites and some fabulous photography.

the long road

12 kind words:

Jboo said...

Wow -- love these photos! Fun at the beach looks so wonderful and will definitely be great to look back on during the winter!

Have a great Wednesday!


Debbie said...

the photos are wonderful and it looks like everyone had lots of fun!

Hannah said...

These are amazing. There is something about the vintage camera and Grace's bathing suit that make them feel vintage.

You posted before about a class you took and how they worked on determining your style. I would LOVE to know more about that class if you get a chance. Thanks.

Love Letters To China said...

Okay... I think these might be my all time favorites now. They are AMAZING!!! You are blowing me away!

Love the last one with Grace's hair blowing in the wind. And don't even get me started with the vintage cameras. The one of Will taking Grace's picture is priceless. You are so talented.

I think you should start teaching some online courses. You'd do an awesome job. :-)

Thank you for the warm wishes...


Ashley Sisk said...

This series is so cute - I love your camera prop!

Sharon said...

This series is the essence of Summer. I love them! They make me smile : )

Kayce said...

This post just makes me smile and forget the foggy morning outside my windows right now. :) Enjoy these last few weeks of summer and all that is in store for you guys. Hugs!!

carolinagirl said...

you always have the most fabulous photos!!!

em said...

Door County is beautiful! Looks like the vintage cameras were a hit! Snoozing on the beach seems like a great idea!

Jill Samter Photography said...

Gail - you continue to amaze me! These shots are breathtaking and so full of LIFE! Love them and you!

Blessings - Jill

Marla said...

How fun, love those old cameras and Grace's swimsuit is TOO cute!

We're winding down to school starting around here too and I'm not ready at all. Summers go too fast!

the meaklims said...

Beautiful shots. It looks like the children got some perfect ones too!


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