The feet of Summer
Summer is for sandals, shorts, and even some sunburns. Today, July 5th, is the traditional beginning of Summer her in Seattle. It’s time for all those complaints of rain and darkness to come out. For us to step out of boots and dress shoes and replace them with sandals or just bare feet. It’s time to let your toes dig themselves into a beach or some green grass. To stand by a BBQ and to really be with the people that we care about. It’s the time where nothing should be kept up inside and we get out. We rock these sandals that protect just what we need, let us be comfortable in who we are and not hide much. Let that be your mantra for this summer, let’s live lives like feet in sandals.
Cool shot, captures the spirit very well!
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Summer Love, Sokcho, South Korea
Great family photo!
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Here’s one picture of my toes from yesterday, got them wet running in the rain, some last warm days of this summer to dry them outside.
Here’s a link to a blog post that I wrote about summer holidays, and how in (even physically close situated) countries the holiday months are defined different way.
Have a nice August!
Nice shot, looks like they have dried off!
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Kodagain is a band from Serbia.
Phew, someone pass me a fan willya?
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Instagram Highlights: May and June
So, here’s the deal: I’ve had many new things happening in my life that I’m excited to share with you all. I’ll be catching the blog up in the next few days, so stay tuned for some hand-lettering, calligraphy, travel-posts, and summer adventures. For now, here’s a handful of Instagram shots to get things started.
1. A quick doodle for an Art House Co-op Challenge back in May.
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Have a fun day with family and friends!
The 9 lives of Buffalo Tom Peabody, more annoying than Forrest Gump, turning up everywhere.
Most unusual place for him to turn up!
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©Lisa Chapman 2013 / Sculpture: Jane DeDecker
Nice shot, good balance is important!
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Every summer one of the kids favorite places to go is the Spraygrounds in the Dorbrook Park in Colts Neck, NJ. This is a great place to go to cool off and best yet-its free!!!! This year was especially exciting because my daughter who is now 17 months and was really able to enjoy the water.
Great shot, evocative and nostalgic at the same time!
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When I was little, not little-little, but tomboy little, 8 or 9 maybe, around this time every year, as soon as it started to get warm enough outside, I’d start going around barefoot. Little by little, short bursts to get the mail, into the backyard, (carefully avoiding the deep bed of pricklers fallen around the holly trees), across the driveway, ours smooth black asphalt, working up to our dear neighbors ohmygod EXPOSED AGGREGATE the ultimate bane of bare feet. The first liberation of winter white little toes, carpet-soft heretofore beslippered paws that had been swaddled in socks and winter boots for months. I called it “getting my summer feet”, my 8-year-old notion that if I started getting the bottom of my feet prepped in April, by the time June rolled around I’d have leathery Indian feet, ready to go in the woods, play kickball on pavement, traverse hot sands, climb seaside and river deep rocks, go clamming, and repel splinters and blackberry thorns with ease. Today is the first day it’s been warm enough to go outside barefoot and as I stepped outside to water our newly transplanted bulbs and yet to sprout seedlings, I thought: Ouch. It’s been YEARS since I’ve let my feet loose from their high-heeled-and-pedicured-city-street-subway-stair-walking duties. YEARS since I had summer feet. And then I thought: YES! The countrification of these feet begin today! Summer feet: 20 years later, now with hot pink nail polish.
Great story and shot!
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Little Grass Fairy
I love her clothes. From here.
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I was enjoying the summer by myself. It’s good to be able to enjoy solitude.
Ocean looks beautiful. Great shot!
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Taken at Campbells Bay on Auckland’s North Shore on the first summer beach day of the year, (well that was the consensus anyway)!
Looks a bit wintery but beautiful there!
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Last summer walk in the waves of the Atlantic. Those waves must be incredible today, tortured by the blustery winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Hoping and praying for everyone’s safety.
Beautiful shot. Our sentiments as well … hoping and praying for all.
“This past weekend I went away for my annual Fire Island mini-vacation. Every year my friends and I take this trip on the same weekend, stay in the same crappy hotel room, and love every second of it. For those of you who don’t know where Fire Island is, it is a long and skinny island directly south of Long Island. The amazing thing about it is as soon as you arrive you seem to be in another world. You have to take a boat to get there, and once you have arrived, the main mode of transportation is a bike. The streets are lined with adorable shops, intimate restaurants and beachy bars. This was exactly the weekend escape I needed after a long and stressful week. Too bad anytime you go away with eleven girlfriends, you can’t plan to get too much rest! “
Sounds fun and great shot!
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