Searching for Summer

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Summer is just starting to hit me! I was starting to worry I wasn’t going to be able to get into the summer spirit, but luckily my seasonal enthusiasm came just in time. I love putting together images of what is currently making me happy. So here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to and are inspiring me this summer.

The-Notebook-Red-Dress1-Watching Noah and Allie’s complicated, summer romance in The Notebook for the gazillionth time-

Vintage-Catalina-Island-Postcard-Reminiscing of sunny days in Catalina-

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-Tulsi mala beads: believed to have strong healing properties that bring peace and harmony to one’s life-

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circus1-Old-timey circus photographs-

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-I like to imagine I’m in Bali when I’m practicing yoga-

mint-chip-ice-cream-8-Eating mint-chip ice cream; my favorite!-

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-Wishing I owned all of Reese Witherspoon’s costumes/outfits from Water for Elephants

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-Listening to “Harvest Moon” on a balmy summer night-

Sandlot-cast_610-Watching Sandlot! S’mores would be an appropriate viewing snack-

Perseid-2012-2-Experiencing the Perseid meteor shower in August-

Photos from Google Images

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Ozone Mama

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I’ve been really enamored by the sky lately. There have been so many interesting cloud formations and beautiful gradations of blue in the sky each day. I find myself  “oohing” and “ahing” every time I look up. I think I’ve been paying more attention to the air above me lately because I know I will be leaving this sky for a completely different sky in Portland. So I’m doing my best to soak in the mostly sunny, California days. And now that today is officially the beginning of summer, I will appreciate all that the sun has to offer–with sunscreen, of course.

Saturday, I will be making the drive, with Sam and his family, to Silver Lake–a gorgeous lake next to June Lake, in the Eastern Sierra. I didn’t realize that I would be going on vacation the day after Summer Solstice and I don’t think there is a better way to start off my summer! I’m really looking forward to unplugging for a week and allowing myself to relax in such a breathtaking environment.

I hope all of you celebrate the beginning of your summer in your own way!  And I will see you in a little over a week!

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Photos by me.