day in and day out

There is a sameness to summer days when we turn with languid movements from one task to the next. It would be easy enough to stay indoors in the cool air conditioning, to surrender to the heat. Instead, we choose long walks in the early and late hours of the day when the sun caresses gently.

Summer is the perfect time to pause and film is the perfect medium for picture-taking.

My daily photography journey takes me to the shore along the Rappahannock River, the tennis courts of Kenmore Park, the front porches of Caroline Street, the coffee shop, the library and the side streets of homes marked mostly by optimism.   

Pictures like these seem to stand as visual metaphors for slow living . . . where life is simple and sweet and safe. They make me want to breathe deeply and hold on, even when I know I will need to let go.

{film practice}

 front porch

front porch

 breakfast

breakfast

 Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

 mail boxes on fence

mail boxes on fence

 tennis player

tennis player

 life jackets

life jackets

 mint green VW

mint green VW

 cake and book

cake and book

Thanks to my friends, Kim and Chuck O'Brien, for developing the film and making the scans.