This post is a little different than my usual “art scene” posts. As my summer morphs into time with my youngest children who are out of school for two months, I spend a little less time in the studio.
I will be posting more art-related blogs over the summer — catching up on a few of my late-Spring art projects, but until then, I’ve dug up some photos from the last 4 years that are iconic summer memories for our family. Maybe some resonate with your summers, too?
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” — John Lubbock
There is always water involved in our summer activities. Hot or cold, it’s the place the children love to be.
Hiking adventures can sometimes take a bit of convincing, but objections are fast forgotten as we climb to interesting places, like the base of a massive waterfall in Yoho National Park. The mist was a wonderful way to cool off.
A dip in the pond after a hike is always welcome.
Who doesn’t love a tire swing?
Exploring a natural park right in the middle of a big city (Nose Hill Park in Calgary).
OK, guys, it really is time to go to bed! The sun is going down!
I love taking photographs in the late evening. It’s also a refreshing time to walk on a hot day.
And, this final shot: summer is for the birds!