29 June 2013

26 of 52 :: portraits of the boys

if not for summer when else would we crush the grass with our bare feet? 
hide out among the tree tops,
sing out to the birds, 
make friends with the worms over turned in the mud? 
summer is for lazing. 
        and lounging.
for scrambling up creek banks, 
poolside shivers,
whittling poles for fishing, 
learning how to whistle,
and the first wiggle of a loose tooth.
all for summer and the bare chested, 
                                                     bare footed boys 
                                                                            sprouting
                                                                                      in the splendid sun. 
the youngest: in our clementine tree with his friend.
the middle: trying very hard to work on his whistle.
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blog love from last week: Helen's sweet girl trying out her laugh. The joy in the photo is contagious.
 Joann's gorgeous children. I know those looks in my house so well.
this beautiful photo from the blog Still Moving Swiftly
 Cassie's beautiful brood. So happy amongst the waves
xxoo

P.S. so I know you have heard...google reader says goodbye July 1st. There are many ways we can stay friends! look to the left and follow me or find me on bloglovin'feedlyinstagram, G+ or facebook! xxoo

36 comments:

  1. Sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend the summer. Love your view from the clementine tree (and the fact you have a clementine tree - wonderful!)
    Thank you for choosing my laughing girl as one of your favourites from last week - I do love that photo for the moment it captured. And you know what, she hasn't been doing that laugh this week - a fleeting visitor! So I'm even more glad I documented it. xx

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    1. Oh Helen, I could almost here the joy and laughter coming from your little one. Just beautiful. When our first laughed for the first time, it was as if we heard cathedral bells on Christmas morning.

      Thank you for your sweet comment on my post! means oodles! xo

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  2. I love your posts. It always sounds like summer is well enjoyed at your house! And your kids are darling.

    Thanks so much for including me in your blog love. I appreciate it! :)

    Jo

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    1. Thanks so much Jo! I loved including your sweet children this week. I know those same glances! xo

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  3. loving the light especially in that first shot! you make me think differently about summer, never thought of it as lazy before! we have always rushed to see friends, to camp, to do projects....2 teachers married ramming life in! now as a mum i like the idea of a lazy summer...i may just try it! x

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    1. Thanks so so much Jane! I always love your insight and sweet thoughts. xo

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  4. I love this. So summery indeed :-) And never fear about Google Reader, I have you firmly tucked into a Feedly pocket - I would never let your wonderful weblog slip off my list :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, I appreciate it and am honored I am on your Feedly Pocket. xo

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  5. Fantastic photos as usual ... but how did the biggest merry man escape your lens his week?
    xx
    P.S. By biggest I mean biggest boy ... though by all means include Hubby too ;0)

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    1. Thanks so for your ever sweet comment!

      The eldest merry man slipped through my fingers because all he did was mumble at us and read. Sigh. xo

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  6. I still cannot whistle? Did he manage to learn how?

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    1. He is getting there! Still practicing. xo

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  7. Beautiful photos as usual, I can almost feel the warmth in the air just looking at them. My grandfather was so proud when he taught me to whistle, the only one of his grandkids who could!!

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    1. Oh what a beautiful memory to hold in your heart -your grandfather teaching you how to read. So wonderful!

      My father taught me and I remember very clearly in my mind from when I was little. Thanks so for your sweet comment! xo

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  8. What lovely pictures. And how wonderful to have a clementine tree. The blissfulness of summer is well and truly here, and I'm loving it.

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    1. Thanks so much CJ! I am so glad you are enjoying summer as well! xo

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  9. Love your gentle way of painting images with words. Lovely portraits too x

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    1. Thanks ever so much Elisa! So sweet of you! xo

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  10. Happy Birthday Master 10. Beautiful photos again! xx

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    1. Thank you ever so much Caroline! I so appreciate it! xo

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  11. I'm so enjoying your writing and photographs.

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  12. Love these Rebecca, such perfect moments captured!!

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    1. Thank you so Jennifer! Trying to get better at this all the time. xo

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  13. Love those Clementine, and the whistling as well!

    xox Lilly

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  14. Oh to have a clementine tree! What lovely photos again and such happy boys enjoying life x

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    1. Thanks so so much! It is so nice to have our old clementine tree! xo

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  15. Lovely photos, your kid working on his whistle is my favourite! such a great memories

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    1. Thanks so much! Every time I look at that photo I think to myself how big he has gotten. It is amazing! xo

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  16. Love the "summer is for..." list. Agreed, agreed, agreed. =) And I never learned to whistle. Maybe this summer! =) Lovely summer moments captured!

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    1. Yes, you are never to old to learn how to whistle! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. xo

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  17. How have I never found your beautiful blog before?! I'm away to mosey about in this lovely space for a while... Holly.x

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    1. Thanks so much Holly for your kind words! They made my day!xo

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  18. lovely lovely words and ditto pictures. making me ache for summer!

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    1. You do have glorious winter down there though! Before you know it, summer will arrive! xo

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