on the verge of summer












“summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
~ Deb Caletti

29 thoughts on “on the verge of summer

  1. You did a wonderful job of capturing early summer. So different than what we see and feel in late summer. I always anticipate something to smile about when I visit your blog, Susan. Today you didn’t let me down.

  2. Wonderful pictures and they certainly remind me of summer. We are expecting a heatwave this weekend, so I guess summer has arrived here, too. Love the shot of the little flowers in the jean pocket, you attention to all the tiny details really makes your images shine! 🙂

  3. First of all, I love that quote…I feel it. I’m going to let all the tv junk leave my system and just concentrate on the summer…such beautiful images to go with the poem. I know you are ready…I can feel it in my bones…looking forward to see what you send our way…enjoy the transition into summer.

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Yes, yes, summer, finally! Let’s get together soon for a good ole BBQ and frozen margaritas, a great summertime treat. 🙂 Photos are AMAZING.

  5. Such softness, quietness and serenity, Susan. Your quote is perfect for your series. You work the backlit light so beautifully…the leaves, the butterfly…many of them are your signature.

  6. Lovely, peaceful, soothing as ever. Especially like the header photo. I stirs a feeling of sunny days and that priceless smell of clothes hung outside to dry.

  7. You’ve beautifully captured the many things that make summer special. I like all the photos, but I think that my favorite is the ones with the jean jacket with dandelions in the pocket.

  8. Isn’t that quote perfect for summer?
    I often wonder what happened to the lazy days of summer. Your images and that quote make me want to find them, and savor them

  9. I like the quote Susan, and the image that’s most evocative for me is the flowers in a jar, because that is probably my very favorite summer pastime. I love the light in the first photo, too! Happy Summer!

  10. I prefer the verge and the aftermath of summer. Actual summer, not so great for someone who wilts in the heat. Your photos cooled me right down, though. 😉

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