Summer days, long and languid

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!

10 responses to “Summer days, long and languid

  1. Lovely pictures and thoughts. Summer definitely changes a family’s schedule. For us we are always on the go during the summer months. Enjoy the sunshine!

      • The island is brilliant, I just need more time to blog about it. A lot of the time I am away from wifi and out of cell phone range which makes blogging a challenge.

        Are you doing art shows throughout the summer or taking a break?

      • I hear you, Deb. Sometimes we have to live life, and having no wifi reminds us that a total break is in order. LOL. I’m off shows for the summer, but back at it in September. A nice break to regroup and create!

  2. Awesome pictures Lin! They bring back memories of my own childhood summers, and the ones when the kids were small. Sigh – I love summer!

    • It really is. I’m very lucky to have so much visual beauty around! As is your area. I’d love to get to your neck of the woods some day. Your photos of the areas around you are so beautiful!

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