This summer I began a photography journal on Instagram. For several summers I have followed my good friend and fellow photographer as she documents summers with her girls. The task seemed daunting and her summers looked a lot more exciting than mine, but at the end of summer I was always a little sad that I hadn’t given it a try. Graham started second grade at the end of August, but I continued to post a few more because I’m not ready to give it up yet (and Caroline wasn’t back in school yet, so technically it’s still summer for her). It was very challenging at the beginning and I missed a few days in late summer. There is a point during summer where it feels so long, and hot and my motivation is long gone. The house is a disaster area and I can’t force myself to do anything productive. Getting out in the heat every morning takes a lot out of you and the monotony of the days begins to wear on you. Then all the sudden it’s over and it feels like summer was only a few shorts weeks. The house is quiet again, shopping can get done and actual dinners are cooked (kinda). I miss our lazy summer days, but it’s nice to get back into a routine and hopefully I can catch up on all my long forgotten photo editing. I did take a few photos with the actual camera this summer, but not many. The phone is always with me and takes a lovely photo. It’s time to dust of the big camera this fall. Instead of posting about all the wonderful things we did this summer you can see it all on Instagram. Perhaps if I can get caught up this fall I’ll add a few posts with more details and photos.