Summer Dreams

 

 Bringing people together under sunny blue skies
with umbrella’s full of color
shading more then their eyes…
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 Afternoon rains where the sun can still shine
your pole in the water as you drink some fine wine…
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 A mirages in the distance like a ghost
Yet you choose to focus on what is close…
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 Gliding along on water so still
catching fish, oh what a thrill…
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Wildflowers that shed tears after a summer rain
Happy are they for the moisture that came…
Wildflower Tears

 

 

 

 Campfires that warm and burn bright
flickering against the darkest of night…

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  Flowers and Gardens filled with colors and blooms
the eye beholds that beauty which looms…
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Put it all together with only a few seams
creating a collage filled with summer dreams…
 Summer Dreams

 

 

May all you summer dreams come true….

Good Morning… Good Afternoon… Good Night…

What ever it is to you…

Photos & Words

by

Here I Am/Carrie

24 comments:

nita said...

hi carrie, clever original post, enjoyed viewing it, thank you - god bless - have a great weekend - nita

Penny said...

Nicely put together. The photos are stunning, especially the fishing one.

Karolyn said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks so much for your message, I'm 3 weeks on vacations now... will stay at home, in my garden.
Your garden, your place, and your pictures are more than wondefull.
It is typical for Chinese women, in Singapore and China of course, to use umbrella when sun is shining. 2 weeks ago in shanghai I bought a nice one, will try to take a picture to send you! But not sure I'll use it here in Switzerland...
I specailly like the picture of the floating terrasse under the rain, I dream to have a lake in my yard... so far just a very small pound...
Have a great week-end,
Cheers,
Karo

Ramblingon said...

Loving the bistro set on the dock. I think that is sweet. Is that something you two have, or did you see it somewhere else on your travels?

Is Wildflower getting hurt when she is attacked?

Lisa RedWillow said...

Good Morning Carrie. I always look so forward to have you have to share thought your thoughts and lens. This is one of my fav . stops. The columbine is so pretty and so is the peaceful image of the water looking like glass as the man is fishing away in peace and in the silence.
Your Garden is lovely .
Sorry to hear of the Marmonts . We have the same problem with the gohers which I think are the same and have had to shoot many.They made a mess in my lawn in spots out back and glad its not by my house also eating the crops . They will as you know dig and eat anything green. They for some reason are trying to take over. Eveyday I hear someone out shooting. My dogs will follow them and kill them too.
Sorry to hear about your Garden. Last year I didnt have one because of the drought. This year its lush , growing and were eating out of it already. Its early. I dont want summer to end as I love the lush grass and grow eveywhere I go. The rain that came have been a blessing and I love the rain as much as the sun.
Nice to hear you going to the Coast. I would love to again. Havent been to Tofino or the Coast for a few years now. We women sure love water and are drawn to it. Not sure why that is.
Were heading out camping in a few days close to where we were last summer. Someday we will get to your area and I would love to meet you someplace with cameras in hand. You work magic with yours . I can not wait to see your butterfly . I remember my first. I thought I was in heaven when I got it. Funny how we are when it comes to somethings that challenge us and we get it. Well Carrie have a wonderful Saturday. I have so much to do today and hooked on blogging again. Fresh start here and I love it.
Miss my Space but more and more of our friends are comeing here. So nice to see. We that have been following each other are almost like family.
and now my fingers are running wild here.
Again I love your view. The umbellas I love. Nice eye as always.
Hugs my friend . I will be looking for your butterfly should you post it here.
Lisa xoxo

Lisa RedWillow said...

Sorry for the typos . So here is the correction.


Im on my first cup of coffee.:) I ment to say I look so forward to seeing and reading your thoughts put together with the imagaes you capture though your lens.
Thanks Carrie for stopping and you kind words . Your such a big encouagment.

john bord said...

summer times... captured moments... will soon fade...

thx

Beth said...

"Summertime and the living is easy." Words from and old song. I love the phosto and the collage you put together. So nice.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Hi Everyone and once again thanks for stopping in. I have had only 2 days this summer away from my valley. One was to an airshow, that is wear all the umbrellas are from. I wanted to go there only because I could sit for hours and just soak up the sun. I took lots of photos but I had a fuzzy in my lense that if you look closely at the umbrellas you will see it top center. The other trip was to friend who lives on a lake for July 1st holiday. That is her dock and the photos of the man in the canoe is my hubby out fishing. But in a few days I will be taking a bit of a holiday away from my little valley out into the wide open expanse of a beach on the coast. Have a great week Hugs Carrie

JennyD said...

Every photo is way past magnificent, Carrie. The dock is especially romantic, but as I gaze, each becomes my favorite for a different reason. In my eye, you've outdone yourself both with the photos and the words. I'm so in love with this post that I can hardly stand it. xoxoxo

Joe said...

Absolutely wonderful! I sure enjoyed this whole blog! I love seeing each individual photo then all of them together forming an altogether new picture...wow!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Carrie this blog is absolutely delightful. Fabulous display of images and thoughts. So very refreshing and creative. I just love all your photos. You make that camera of yours sing, and work in harmony with your manipulation and skill at hand. Way to go Carrie. I am smiling. Thank you for that. It has been a real pleasure coming by here for a visit. I must do it again soon.
Thank you for stopping by my work in progress. It will take awhile , plus it is summer time. Every chance I get this time of year I like to be outdoors in my limited free time. Therefore it is often at night that I sit at my computer and often come close to falling asleep on my keyboard. Thank you for visiting me even when it has been awhile since I have visited you. You have been an encouragement to me every time you stop by, especially the last couple of months which at times have been difficult times for me.
Well this sure isn't like spaces, I could go on forever but I wont.
Have a great time away on the Coast and I will look forward to more of your amazing photos and thoughts.
Hugs and Smiles
Dianne :)

Horst in Edmonton said...

Enjoyed your photos Carrie, keep up the good work.

Happy Flower said...

Visiting here is always a pick-me-up. The photo of raft with furniture is realistic and surreal. Love it, especially the teal-green tint to all of it and how water looks like lake/sky - no horizon. Campfire flames are gorgeous abstraction. These would make amazing postcards. It is turning into a bit of summer for us YVR folks too. Pleasant trophy days of warmth/heat with these great giggles of breezes that delight. Also nights cooling down so it is not just overheating. Sadly, looked at calendar and thought, 'Wut, one month past Solstice already?' Rats. Must get out to yard. Fresh peas are delicious although not pods big but peas small. Perhaps I am too impatient?

Toodie said...

Oh your photos are such candy to my eyes! Loved this post and your creativity is expanding...you go girl!

Jodi said...

Loved this post! All the pictures are so colorful and intriguing. On the photo with the table and chairs on the dock .. what is all the white stuff floating in the air? Love that drip coming off the day lily! And that garden is so inviting! Really enjoyed this. :)

Mei said...

Good morning Carrie, another early morning for me, the flower nursery is taking us to the New Forest show today, never been... will post some pic later, thanks for your comment back at space. Lovely pics you've here. Thanks for sharing. Mei

Jacque said...

Carrie,
You are such a blessing and your photos and words make me want to travel to your hidden paradise. I am in such awe of your Earth mother ways... with your gardens, food and so much more!
thank you also for your kind words.
hugs

Hope said...

breathtaking beautiful.. I can not only see but taste and smell this wonderful place you have experienced this summer..
I experienced my summer dream .. found my dream house.. /place.. God has been so good to us, I do so love his canvas..
so peaceful here..
smiling'' soft hugs..

Jana said...

Hello Carrie!
My first time in your new blogspot and I enjoy it very much! I will stay with you wherever you'll move. hug xox

Ramblingon said...

Hello dear friend. Stopping by to visit.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Well I am back from my holiday and took a so many photos. Really took the time to view the sites from an different angle. Harvesting starts here now so busy with that. Will be awhile before I get a new blog together. Want to come by and see everyone here 1st. My other home at spaces is back working again. Will try and get something there soon again.@ Jodi the fluff you see on the water at the dock is the rain drops hitting and in the air. The sun was shining at the same time just catching the light. This is a very special lake that has this wonderful color to it. See you all soon. Hugs Carrie

Light-In-A-Box said...

Hello Carrie, you have a great eye for photography! Your blogger is put together very nice... Well done! :-)

michiko said...

I thought I was in here? and maybe comments you at your photos? at WLS I cant comment on your space..you might be work on your space?
All I'd like to said your flowers gardens & vegetable gardens are well maintains.
love to coming in here to have a peaceful of my mind.