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