Project 365: The delicious light of late summer

by DaniGirl on August 20, 2011 · 3 comments

in Photo of the Day

No big themes, no new toys this week, no deep thoughts; just rich saturated colours, cute kids and yummy light. There is something to be said for keeping it simple.

Nothing says ‘summer’ like a dripping kid fresh from the pool, wrapped in a colourful towel, right?

232:365 Fancy feet

Then again, a kid on a swing is another great way to define summer. (I love his smile, but I may be biased.)

236:365 Simon on the swing

If you read my post from a few days ago, you would be correct to assume these are not my flowers. Luckily, I have neighbours who are far better gardeners than me!

235:365 Yellow

I have a real acorn thing. I can’t help but collect them if I happen to see an oak tree shedding them. But, I’ve never actually noticed one growing on the tree before. I am ridiculously pleased about both this discovery, this photograph, and this quote I found to go with it: “Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground.” Ha!

233:365 Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. ~ Unknown

Another joy from nature this time of year is the bullrush. I don’t know why I am fascinated by these things, but I am! I like how desaturating this turned it from a bullrush in a ditch beside the school into something more about shape and form.

234:365 Bullrush

One of the other great things about late summer, aside from the golden, delicious light, is the morning fog that is a gift from the cool nights and humid mornings. I love how this looks almost like a fairy garden to me, and composed it so you feel invited to let your eyes walk from the dark foreground, through that gate and right into the light.

238:365 Morning mist at the park

This last set is a trilogy that I wanted to put up as its own blog post, but I clean ran out of time.

This shot is the keeper. Lucas loves kitty, but I do suspect the love is unrequited.

237:365 Lucas loves kitty

Five seconds before:

Lucas loves kitty-3

Five seconds after:

Lucas loves kitty

(I think the expression on Willie’s face is priceless. And the fact that Lucas’s face is still attached to his head is a testament to Willie’s good nature!)

I hope your week is filled with delicious colour and gorgeous light!


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison August 20, 2011 at 6:53 am

Love the wrinkly feet, the acorns and the patience of your cat. (Our 7 month old has just “discovered” our 10 year old cat. Poor kitty.)

2 Karen Wilson August 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

The captions @DaniGirl writes are as charming as the pictures she takes – The delicious light of late summer http://t.co/O6mAmVB

3 jo(e) August 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Ah, these are wonderful.

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