Twelve photos on the twelfth day of the month following Ella's Take 12 photo challenge. This month's prompt was to capture the significant scenes of summer and to capture a mixture of photos - some with people, some without, some close-ups and some zoomed out.
Today was a hot sunny day. Sunscreen for Adam as he was out on the water for 4 hours at his rowing camp. Colin had a swimming lesson and then off to fencing. We picked up another basket of red (all the way through) Richmond strawberries on our way home. Many of our July days have started with scones or muffins using fresh local berries - today was raspberry and white chocolate scones. The garden is bursting with growing vegetables and the summer flowers like daisies and hydrangeas are in bloom. The boys enjoy some out of the sun "downtime" playing Minecraft together. I was out at a seminar at UBC this evening and stopped to take in the view (thus, the appropriately named "viewpoint"). As I came home the setting sun was burning into the west-facing facade of our house.
The backyard is definitely a "scene of summer" in our house...during the day it is a place to have water fights, slip 'n slide, take care of the garden or to relax in a deck chair and enjoy the heat with a cold drink . In the evening, the hammocks might come out for some reading, we eat out on the deck and the deck chairs are used to escape the heat of the house for some evening reading. Our backyard is not huge but its our little oasis and especially enjoyed in the summer.