summer's winding down

Summer is winding down.

It's the same signs every year - my oldest daughter is back in school, the days are a bit shorter, and I love the coolness of the mornings and late evening.

And I finally got around to developing + scanning the rest of my images from our beach vacation.  I could definitely use a couple more days on the beach.

I'm taking some time away in the next few weeks - posting will be light as I work on some photography projects that I have had in mind, and enjoy the last days of summer.

mornings on the beach

I slipped out of our hotel room a little early one morning to spend a little time on the beach alone, and I took the Polaroid Land Camera with me.

The blues this film captures is amazing.  And as Dottie's photos confirm, peel apart film does not like sand (see the 1st photo as evidence).

So calm. So comforting.  And as I do on almost every vacation, I often convince myself that we should simply move.  Right here on the beach.


a change of plans

We've had these plans for months - the Florida Panhandle, Santa Rosa Beach, a summer rental, Labor Day.  My oldest looking forward to the beach, my baby's first time at the beach.

Tropical Storm Lee had other plans.  It rained all weekend.  But there were a few pockets of beauty.  A few quiet moments that we had on the beach.  This is the first time these little feet have touched sand, my friends.  Too bad we didn't make it to the water!

But our timing could not have better, actually.  We stayed indoors most of the weekend - Listening to the rain beating on the tin roof of our rental, the pitter and patter of little feet running through the house, talking and laughing and eating.  Enjoying one another's presence.  Exactly what we needed.  It's felt good to go with the flow for a change.