Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This is a little off-topic, since I usually write about the news of the day, but WordPress has a fun weekly photo challenge and I would like to start taking part. For those who do not know, while I love writing, photography is actually my first and deepest love. Besides, eventually I have to learn how to post images on my blog so I can try to make it a little more visually interesting for my many readers. 🙂

With that in mind, I am going to post one or two of my photos which make me think of summer and today, one of my recent poems to accompany the photos. I have been so inspired by my fellow bloggers that I am starting to finally feel comfortable putting some of my more creative writing out there – so thank you all for the inspiration and encouragement!

For those looking for news of the day, I promise to get back to that tomorrow. But for the day before a long weekend, here goes…


Lawnmowers in the distance
giggling children from afar

Planes flying overhead
memories of sunny days at the shore

Time for a bike ride
the smell of spring flowers

Wishing for a real summer break
where I could while away the hours

Swimming, hiking, camping
with sunscreen my only worry

Somehow, in summer
there is much less need to hurry

Pretty summer dresses
hemlines above the knees

Sitting on the back porch
hoping for a breeze

To blow me into Fall
which has its beauty too

And snowy winters,
lead to Spring when everything is new

Have a relaxing Memorial Day weekend!


Filed under Photos, Poetry, travel

18 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

  1. These photos are a stunning reminder of the beauty that comes along with Summer.

  2. Nice respite. Very nice indeed!

    • Thanks, Hugh! Every now and then I need to flex the right brain muscles. And it feels good to do! I have shared my photography with friends, but I have never put anything creative like this out into the universe. It is kind of liberating! Thanks for enjoying the respite! 🙂

  3. I love the photo with the poppy, lake, and mountains in the background. Have a good weekend, yourself!

  4. Great color in these photos. While I teach digital media/photography, I’ll have to admit I’m not an avid photographer, but since I now have access to some great cameras through school, I need to step up my game!

    • Thank you! I feel honored to get compliment from a digital media teacher! This was so fun to put out there, even if it did feel a little more vulnerable. Thanks for the kudos!! Tomorrow or Sunday, back to the news! 🙂

  5. Great photos and love the poem 🙂

  6. Wonderful poppies, so bright and cheery! xxx Ailsa

  7. I’m proud of you for putting your heart out there in this post. It isn’t easy, but it seems you have been well received by the world-at-large. What kind of flowers are those in the last picture? I also love love love the one from Argentina. Keep shooting.

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