Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black and White Wednesday "Farewell to Summer"

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This feels like it was the shortest summer of my life.
Not that we travelled all that much - a few little trips, but no biggies. But I blinked and it's almost over.


Today, school begins again. Another year gone and Dahlia enters grade 3!!!
So to celebrate (or should I say - commemorate) the end of summer I'm posting some shots from a little trip to our local park (that I adore) for a little Sunday picnic.


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I had thought the summer would be fairly easy going for my photography business but it turned into a whirlwind. Not that I'm complaining - I just wasn't quite prepared to be so busy, so fast.
I had wanted to organize my office and re-do my studio (that the kiddos had slowly been encrouching into) and what should have taken a week or two took all summer.


But, it's done and I love it and can't wait to start the engines in September. I can easily work throughout the year now - plenty of light (and lights)!
I'll post some pics soon of my studio as I'm getting ready for my Facebook give-away that I promised last June. Next week.....be on the look-out.

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I can hardly believe we live just a few miles from this beautiful nature park. It's a perfect location for photoshoots.

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The kids wanted to get a closer look at the bride.

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But we gave them their space.

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(ooo...lookie..... a grasshopper.)

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This summer we marked two years since Milana has been home. What a happy, sweet little girl she has become.

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It's Black and White Wednesday at Lisa's. http://www.thelongroadtochina.blogspot.com

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So.....farewell Summer......till next time.

13 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

So glad you had a grand summer Wanda! Wishing your baby all the best as she takes on the third grade : )

Cindy said...

What a beautiful park, love all the flowers and wildlife that your eyes captures. Simply it is farewell to summer:(

Kayce said...

That park is so beautiful! A perfect backdrop and a perfect picnic spot with the family. The best part of summer is knowing it will return again...until then we just dream of the day it arrives back.

Ashley Sisk said...

Looks like a lovely time at the park - summer did fly by though. Of course,I've been secretly wishing for it to disappear. I love fall!

Chrystal Oates said...

What a wonderful park and beautiful little girl.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

WOW- what a beautiful place! Your girls are just so striking! They make me smile-

Our family said...

What a majestic park. What a gift it must be to your photography, family and spirit!

Farewell summer indeed! Good luck to your little sweeties!

And happy anniversary. How incredible these two years have been to Milana and your whole family.

Xo

Julie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful summer! And it's not over yet!

Ellie said...

i agree. shortest summer EVER!

lovely lovely photos - your little lovely is the loveliest of all!

xo ellie
ps yay that your photography business is going so well!

Buckeroomama said...

So happy that your business is taking off! =)

Seeing how the girls have grown (esp. Milana!) really makes one feel the passage of time. Little Milana's not so little anymore... and Dahlia's in 3rd grade, whoa. Don't you wish that time would slow just a tiny bit sometimes? :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful tribute to summer! I am happy to say goodbye to the heat, but so very sad to say goodbye to some of the carefree and fun days we had this summer as a family of five:)

I guess fall will bring some beauty..... but it also means Christmas is just around the corner and I start to have a panic attack at the thought.

Lots of love to you~

xoxo,

Lisa

Mama Hen said...

Simply beautiful!

Mama Hen

Dita said...

HEY! I know those girls...I know that park.....I love the BWs and the colors...so beautiful.

Can't believe another summer has come and gone...well, nature will just have to give us another one next year.

Kisses to you and those beauties! (and Danny too!)

xoxoxo
Dita (and the Darlings!)