An entire summer has nearly gone by without my presence here. I can't particularly say why.
Life has been changing. There have been little shifts and big shifts. Mr Vick has completed his studies and is finding the next pathway. There have been stresses that accompany that. Discontent, disheartenment and questions about pursuit and purpose all leaving a sense of unease over us. Where we go and what we end up doing is all a mystery and the waiting is starting to make us feel slightly melancholic.
This summer we were more insular. There was a need for simple and so we dwelled mostly in each others company although there was plenty of soft and sweet moments spent together at the beach, at dinner parties in the sunshine on our deck, at our annual berry picking adventure and during backyard games with cousins.
The joy in that last shot is the epitome of childhood, is it not? The pure joy from the shot radiates right on over to me ever time I look at it.