Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer, My Soulmate

I feel like every year around this time I put together some sort of summertime inspiration post. I haven't dug through the archives, but I vaguely remember doing something similar last June, and something the summer before last as well. So maybe it's repetitive for me to be doing it again, but I'm cool with that if you guys are.

Summer is my soulmate season, and as the weather here gets warmer and warmer and I'm getting to spend more and more time outside, all of summer's sweetest stereotypes are filling my head and my heart (so, so cheesy, but so, so true). I'll admit that I look at summer in a fairly idealistic way - because the truth is, I'm usually inside working at my computer or wrangling a toddler during the day, and too exhausted at night to do much more than eat nachos while falling asleep to Netflix. But I live for those summertime weekends and road trips, where my senses take over and I get to feel sand under my feet and taste juicy sweet watermelon slices and listen to live music under the stars and smell crackling campfires and watch fireflies dance around the sky.

The images you see here remind me of these moments, and of the things I love most about what I consider to be the best time of the year. Whether you're a fellow summer lover or just an occasional summer appreciator, I hope these pictures get you excited for the season of sunshine and fun.

Images from top: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



  1. You know, normally fall is my seasonal spirit animal, but after the hell-scape of last winter and spring I'm SO READY for hot weather. Bring it. I love the aerial shot of the crowded pool. That would be excellent today.

  2. These pictures are so beautiful!! I'm excited for summer too, so many fun things to do. :-)

  3. I'm with you, Melissa :)
    So love the fruit + veg pic and the swing photo!!

  4. I definitely fall more into the occasional summer appreciator category, but I must say, these images do seem to capture the best of the season - all that's missing, for me, is a snapshot of the beach chairs on the beach in Nice :)

  5. Lovely post. I hope you get a juicy summer weekend to savor soon. :)

  6. These images are killing me! Best season ever.

  7. Wow, I just realized I haven't been to a public pool in YEARS! It looks so pretty and tempting!
    I just hope the river goes down soon so we can get some boating in!
    That VW van down by the water is right up my alley :)

  8. Great photos! I LOVED Summer as a kid --- biking, swimming, sunbathing at the lake.
    Softball games, picnics!

  9. Thanks for your comments everybody! Three cheers for SUMMA!

  10. If I lived in the Chicago area, summer would probably be my favorite season too. My brother lives outside Chicago, and he's always talking about how incredible the weather is in the summer, so different from here! :)

  11. I'm definitely a fellow summer lover, I love your photo finds! Just spent a bit of reading on the balcony :-)


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