Friday, July 15, 2011

Summertime ... and the livin' is easy


oh sweet summer

filled with
barefoot freedom
and joy

just to be

alive 

~ ~ ~ ~

It seems we have reached the middle of summer and yet I feel it has only begun.  Today, the heat has left the Northeast and we have been given a glorious summer day.  

It makes me want to kick off my shoes and play!

And drink Margaritas!


Stay safe, my friends!

~sharing with~

69 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Got my flip flops on and must visit liquor store for margarita makings.. Woo Hoooooo!

Christina said...

i adore this photo!
xo

gina said...

Me too! I keep thinking of excuses to go outside. I love being barefoot! Your photo is magical -- well done!

Jillsy Girl said...

we are finally getting some much needed rain today, but it better clear up tomorrow!

Dawn said...

What a awesome feel-wonderful photo!!!
Kickin' my shoes off now and grabbing the blender:))))

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Cheers!

deb duty said...

This is an awesome capture! Love the colors and the summer fun that it represents.

texwisgirl said...

well, get the blender going, and i'll be right over...

:)

Ashley Sisk said...

That is an incredible shot - love it.

Phil said...

Brilliant picture/photo again MM

Tricia ♥Barn Charmer♥ said...

That is so cool! I love that effect! =)

Michael Offutt said...

Oh you are sooo the Norman Rockwell of the blogosphere.

Judy said...

Wonderful photo...We have been having some really beautiful days here only for the temps to creep back up to the 90's tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

James said...

Cool picture! I had to really look to find the reflection but once I saw the birds on the left their reflections were obvious.

Henrietta said...

How FUN picture edit is that, wow:)
Have fun and enjoy!

Barb said...

Now it looks like you are having too much fun! very cool photo! Happy weekend to you!

Jane said...

Do margarita flavor jelly beans count?!? That's all we've got around here and sadly it is still triple digit heat here.

Jennifer Richardson said...

barefoot cheers!
-Jennifer

Ann said...

I love that photo. It's fabulous. First thing I did when I got home from work was kick off those shoes and since it's Friday I plan on playing for the next two days

Jill said...

Fantastic photo! I hope your shoes are off and you're sipping away by now!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful tones in that photo!! It's 102 degrees here so I am NOT enjoying the summer. There is more of this in store, too. Ugh!

Gods Little People said...

Dear Reena
Hope you get to kick off your shoes and enjoy some Margaritas!
P.S. You make me want to become a better photographer. The sharpness of your images makes me loose my breath...

Dianne said...

I would love to be soaking up a bit of that summer weather - clever photography .
Have a wonderful and safe week-end Reena.

Brian said...

I think I'd like to run in that sand too! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic capture, Reena, and a true picture of summer at its best! I'm not at the beach, but I've kicked off my shoes and I'm so ready for that Margarita! Have a lovely evening and a great weekend!

Sylvia

awarewriter said...

I like what you've done with this image. It screams summer and excited kids. Two glorious days in a row. I love it.

Barb said...

Reena, What a terrific photo to go with your barefoot summer poem. Maybe I'll have a Marg, too - here in CO.

Joe said...

It was an awesome day today and I was even off work to enjoy it.

Barbara Shallue said...

I know I'm just echoing everyone else, but I love that photo! What processing did you use for it? I don't have the making for a margarita, but I'll be having a glass of red once it cools down, so cheers to Friday!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful summer post with gorgeous image

Debbie said...

what a magical photo.....i LOVE summer!!

A New England Life said...

I feel the same way in Summer ... alive! Brought back to life from the hibernation of winter.

Looks like the heat is headed our way once again, but it's okay : )

Genie said...

Your use of texture with this shot is gorgeous....I wish I could do it just one time. You are so talented. Love this image...full of love and happiness. Genie

SquirrelQueen said...

The perfect summer image, I love it. We had some cooler weather but it looks like our weekend is going to be very summery.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim Klassen said...

oh my word.... love this photo... love your summer spirit!! I can not believe it's mid-july already!! How crazy is that? 'sigh'........

thank you for your encouraging visit today Reena... I appreciate it...very much!

xxo

kimmie said...

What a great photo!! I love the motion and the colors!

CherryPie said...

That is a gorgeous photograph, it makes me want to run on the beach. Perhaps not today though, it is raining...

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a beauty! i love this artful photo!
well done!

have a great weekend!

betty xo

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wonderful shot, yes it represents everything summer! Love it!

Marcie said...

Like a summer dream!! Such an extraodinary representation of glorious summer!!!

Birdman said...

I'll join you.

Daryl said...

Cool fun effect ... you once again inspire me ...

Do you use an iMac? I hate mouse/mouse pads ... visited Apple yesterday and bought me a Magic Touch Pad and live is GOOD!!!! Oh and we got Apple TV .. WOOT!!!

Pat said...

I'm ready to join you for a Margarita - anytime anywhere! Happy summertime PS.

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful!

bon bon said...

it's been gorgeous here too! but a week of heat is just around the corner. :o(

Andrew said...

What a beautiful blog...
I have just enjoyed a wonderful browse through your lovely images and words.

A Rosy Note said...

I could go for the beach and a margarita too :)

S. Etole said...

This photo definitely says 'summer' ...

Carolina Mountains said...

Great shot - summer captured. We have had summer weather here since May!

Fjällripan said...

Very nice photo! And the butterflies below is amazing!! :)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What fun you must have had creating this photo. It's awesome. :)

Roan said...

Margaritas, beach, and that wonderfully salty air. I think I need to start planning a beach vacation.

This picture is amazing!

Liz said...

I also am so glad I found your blog. I love this shot and edit of it. Our heat is on us can not wait till it is over.

Linda Makiej said...

Love everything about this shot - just beautiful!

Tammy said...

Very cool editing!

Margaret said...

I adore that Gershwin melody & Porgy & Bess... Summertime is halfway over ... I want to savor every minute and your photo is fabulous!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful shot...looks like a perfect weekend!

Tiffany

Michelle said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. I can see that we are both nature lovers and I so enjoyed the post with the squirrels and all the birds and the little juvie cardinal..the post about the little fledge is so hard. I had two goldfinch that were flushed from a nest too early and took them to the rehabber, but they couldn't save them...that one still stings.. Michelle

Marla said...

This image is amazing. I love it. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

ladyfi said...

That glorious photo shouts SUMMER. So full of light and joy. Enjoy!

Ruth said...

Very cool image! Keep looking at it, and stay cool. I think we're going to heat up again this week.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I also love your picture, and I've loved this weekend too!! The weather could not be any more perfect, but the heat and high humidity is going to be back at work at the start of the week--I can't wait...

I hope you have a great Sunday!!

Woody said...

Howdy neighbor, thanks for stopping by! Neat image of the shore, it captures the essence perfectly. I'm hoping to make it to the DE beaches this summer, I better get moving!

Pat said...

Lovely summery colors - great image!

Catherine said...

Such a terrific image Reena! It is hard to believe we are in the middle of July. Summer goes so fast. It is a good day to kick off our shoes and play I think. :)

xo Catherine

beth said...

the heat is exploding here today and for the next week...gone are the perfect cool summer breezes....oh well. it's always better then snow :)
xo

Ms. Becky said...

this photo makes me happy. I love the motion and colors. it tells a story and those are my favorite kinds of photographs. I hope you're having a really fun weekend Reena.

rebecca said...

reena,
your beauty attracts friends like honey to the bees.

i am not sure you know that i collect
"postcards from paradise" on sundays...and i would love love love for you to join us anytime!

xoxoxoxox,
rebecca

April said...

Wonderful photo, great summertime shot!! ~April