Thursday, July 5, 2012

summer stills



The past few days have been all hazy blue skies, cotton clouds, and swinging screen doors. The summer season is at long last acting her age, bringing much-needed warmth to us rain-drenched Oregonians. My tank tops and flip flops are thankful to be seeing the light of day. 

Our Fourth was spent outside in the sunny calm, just the way I like it. We went down to the bay in the afternoon with our canoe and kayaks, grabbed our towels and sunglasses, and paddled away into the still cool waters. There has been so much rain this year that the bay is flooded--you can paddle amongst the trees, just like you're in some kind of an under-water forest. I lagged behind the others so I could take memories and soak up the sun from underneath my bandana (bandana headbands are my new loves--super cool and cute for summer!). 

In the evening, we joined friends for a potluck and firework party to commence our nation's birthday. There was laughter and rhubarb pie and hide and seek and big starry explosions against the night sky. I loved my Fourth. Did you? 

xo,
lucia

ps- thank you all so much for your sweet thoughts and prayers for my dad's back! we have our trip re-scheduled for August and he is feeling a little better! :]

21 comments:

  1. Your Forth sounds lovely! We did some unusual Fourth festivities. Because it was in the upper 90s we skipped out on the family reunion tradition and instead spent the afternoon in Barnes and Noble. Very fun! We did go to see the fireworks, though!

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  2. And how's your Dad's back? Hope he is feeling quite better by now!

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    1. Thank you, Katie! :] He is feeling a little better!

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  3. Sounds like a very happy 4th for you! I had a lovely day as well. My family and I spent the day with dear friends-swimming, eating good food, and celebrating my dad's birthday. As night commenced, we sat on the curb and watched neighborhood fireworks. We played hide-and-go-seek as well. :)

    So thankful for freedom!!

    -Madi

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  4. Beautiful pictures. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! :)

    ~Hannah

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  5. 4 and 5 = instant favorites. <3 <3

    They're gorgeous!!

    xx.

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  6. My favorites are the second, third, and last photos. So pretty! ♥

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  7. lovely lovely lovely pictures....oh, and that one of you?? it's downright gorgeous. you are so b-e-a-u-tiful!
    I know how you feel about the rain. we have had so much here in england!

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  8. ahhhh! that second picture makes my heart ache... it's so beautiful.

    I'm living in England, so no - we don't celebrate the fourth of July. ;) Rather, we wish it never happened (if you know what I mean!)

    lovely pictures + lovely post, dear!

    xoxo

    Acacia

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  9. The second picture is simply amazing

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  10. I love the first two. And I love that photo of you - you're so pretty, and I love your scarf.

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  11. Wow! Beautiful pictures. I love the second one -- so pretty. :) Your new design is really pretty, by the way! ;)

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  12. you're so talented, lucia! i love the second, third and fourth -- LOVE the fourth. it's so cool to see others experimenting with photography!

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  13. I love the edit on photo #2! You are the cutest! <3

    eve @ essence of eve

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  14. Hello again! Remember me? I've missed commenting on here and hearing from you! I have just gotten preoccupied I guess! I still think you are sooooooo cute! I just wanted to tell you I did a link up on my blog and said you are the blogger I most look up to! Cause it's true!

    Love you!!!!
    ~Ireland~

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  15. #4 is amazing! I'm just sitting here looking at it, wondering how you managed to take it. Mind if I set it as my desktop wallpaper so I can stare at it some more? :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! I set my camera's f-stop on f6, pointed up at the trees, and spun. :) of course you can! :D

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  17. Hey Lucia!!! I've been doing some Q&A's with people lately and I wanted to do one with you! Would you be interested in doing it with me please? All it would involve you doing would be letting me give you the questions and you answering and that's all! Would you like to? Just answer me on here or my blog please!!!!

    Love you!
    ~Ireland~

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  18. Your pictures are so wonderful! :) keep up the good work. Practice makes perfect but in your case I think a little more practice would just make you the mozart of photography if you know what I mean! ;)

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  19. Oh, wow. those are gorgeous photos! I love the one of the feet in the water! You're such a good photographer, and it looks like you're having a blast this summer!!! I'm glad you captured some stills so the rest of us could enjoy your summer too. Through your creative eyes! beautiful!

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