After a busy week of waiting for my dog to act photogenic without any success, I gave up on my previous idea for the “superhero” project. With time ticking away, I thought I would be at a loss again this week, since I haven’t found anything else to photograph.
Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon without any ideas. That’s where I was a few hours ago. Getting ready for a family dinner, after just spending all day out at a not-so-successful craft fair. I’m a little tired, and a little more sunburned, but I don’t mind. It was wonderful just being able to spend the whole day outdoors enjoying the warmth and sunshine, even if I got a little too much of it. While pondering the days events, and hanging out in the back yard with the grill going, that’s when I thought of what could be a great example of a superhero for me: summer time!
Yes, I know it seems like I can’t get enough of this simple thing, and I talk about it all the time, but I truly love it. Summer is the time where I feel most adventurous, relaxed, inspired, motivated, and just simply happy. I literally spend all year looking forward to it, and start missing it the second I realize that it’s leaving, if I’m not already planning on escaping to a place that can give me a temporary taste of summer. It’s funny when you think of it; summer has no feelings, no intentions, no emotions, no deliberate actions. It just comes and goes every year. But it lifts my spirits, and for that I am grateful that this seemingly happenstance of a season occurs every year. Maybe one day I’ll live in a place that is summer all year round — it’s not like I haven’t started thinking about it.
With everything going on, and running in and out of the house as “grill assistant”, I decided to take advantage of the summer day that we were all enjoying, and capture a few of the simple pleasures in life. So enjoy my little summer sunday afternoon with the family.