8.12.2012

Sunday Stills ~ Summertime

Summertime means being outside. It's warm, sunny and colorful.  I love longer days enjoying things like trail riding, gardening, swimming, and taking time to relax. Whenever I can, I start my summertime days like this:

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My Favorite Coffee Mug

...I take my hot coffee outside...

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Relaxing by our pond
...and sit by our pond. Listening to the waterfall and the birds is sooo relaxing...it's one of my favorite places to be...

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Mushroom
...something always catches my eye. I get up to take a closer look, and frequently run and grab my camera.  I wonder where that mushroom came from?...

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Reblooming Bulb

...the morning light wakes everything up, and filters through, making the surroundings so pretty...I notice a red lily hiding...

 
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Red lily
...the yellow lily catches my eye too. Looking through my lens, I now see someone else is enjoying it as well...
 
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Yellow Lily & Dragonfly

...later in the day, the same lily looks different...


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Yellow Lily
...I get lost in summertime reflections...

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Pink Lily

 ...but my favorite thing about summertime, is spending more time with my horse. Summer coats get short, soft & shiny, and the warm sun mellows them out. Longer days, mean more time in the saddle and daylight hours spent loving them.

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Koda

10 comments:

dibear said...

Very nice and peaceful. The water lilies are lovely. :)

Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Looks so lovely, and I adore the horse picture.

Crystal said...

Oh I would love to sit by a pond, seems so quiet and peaceful!

Annette said...

I love taking my mug of coffee outside on summer mornings as well. Riding is difficult unless it is early in the morning or in the evening but their coats sure do look great.

The Dancing Donkey said...

What a great place to hang out and take great photos.

henrygl.com said...

really nice scerine shots, loved them all

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Ed said...

Great shots, love those water lillies..:-)

aurora said...

Thanks everyone! It was a fun challenge.

gobetweenflames said...

Great detail on the mushroom. The lilies are beautiful. Great selection difficult to choose a favourite.

Shirley said...

My favorite of the photos is the horse of course! Neat shot.
How wonderful to have a pond and water lilies to sit by for your morning coffee.