a summer story

a summer story

We have spent more time at the beach this summer so far than is probably good for us. The freckles on my oldest daughter’s face tell the story well. Sun, sand, salt water and lots and lots of sunscreen.

What stories of summer are you telling through your lens? Share your Best Shot.

  • megan
    Posted at 05:15h, 13 July Reply

    oh tracey, what a lovely shot. mine’s summer-related too,….just a few years older :).

    summers past

  • lifeineden
    Posted at 05:50h, 13 July Reply

    We’ve been spending lots of time at the park as of late — I too am shocked to see his first freckles. And the scab he got a couple months ago is stark white against his tan ankles.

  • Suzanne Broughton
    Posted at 06:56h, 13 July Reply

    Here is my best shot for the week. It’s the beach on the Balboa Peninsula.

  • Amy Jo
    Posted at 11:01h, 13 July Reply

    I’ve got family reunion photos. It doesn’t get any more summer than that around here!

    Your daughter is so lovely. I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to let me photograph them without bribery. Wonderful shot!

  • Julie
    Posted at 11:41h, 13 July Reply

    We are so happy to finally have some sun!!! My BSM here.

  • Susiej
    Posted at 12:39h, 13 July Reply

    What an enchanting photo!!! Delicate…
    My summer shot — is Fried Flowers: Fried Flower Blossoms

  • Lee
    Posted at 12:58h, 13 July Reply

    A lot (too much) of our summer has been spent inside … looking out.


  • Donna
    Posted at 13:35h, 13 July Reply

    how true, freckles and sun- what a sweet face! I have not spent as much time as I would like at the beach. My best shot is a very green inspiration. Have a great week!

  • Sarah-Ji
    Posted at 14:15h, 13 July Reply

    Oh, I absolutely love freckles!

    Summer in Chicago means outdoor music festivals, and probably the most family friendly of them all is the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Folk and Roots Festival. I had my introduction to Zumba there yesterday, and I think Cadence will want classes in the future:


  • Jen
    Posted at 15:04h, 13 July Reply

    Your daughter is so beautiful and you captured her perfectly. I love those freckles!!
    Here’s mine:
    One of Those Days

  • carrie
    Posted at 15:18h, 13 July Reply

    Oh, those freckles are awesome – I love them!
    We are heading to the beach again this week – now that the *hot* part of summer has hit us here in SoCal! But our big summer news had us holding our breath last week!

  • Andree
    Posted at 15:25h, 13 July Reply

    What a lovely shot!

    Our summer has been about puppy love! Soft and sweet and short lived, like summer itself….

  • Puna
    Posted at 15:37h, 13 July Reply

    Not quite the beach theme but certainly it was certainly a beautiful summer night when this was shot.

    As I Wait

  • Puna
    Posted at 15:38h, 13 July Reply

    hmmm…didn’t quite code it correctly. Sorry Tracey.

    As I Wait

  • Lis
    Posted at 15:57h, 13 July Reply

    We’ve been having a blast this summer … and I am reminded that we can and should fit in more fun! Here are some shots from our recent vacation http://dandelionseedsanddreams.blogspot.com/2009/07/best-shot-monday-playtime.html

  • Emily
    Posted at 17:03h, 13 July Reply

    I love that summer brings out freckles! This is an especially simple but gorgeous photo of yours daughters! I love that you’ve captured the most basic elements that summer brings out in us all- without it being the typical shots of sun and sand. Happy day… -e

  • Mandy
    Posted at 17:25h, 13 July Reply

    Her freckles are so cute! We love the beach, might go today. My baby lost her front tooth…..

    I lost a toof

  • Kristin
    Posted at 17:36h, 13 July Reply

    Getting icecream

  • joan
    Posted at 18:27h, 13 July Reply

    Okay, so I totally didn’t post this correctly… good grief!!


    anyone who would be kind enough to tell me the CORRECT way of posting here… it would be so greatly appreciated!
    thank you, thank you , thank you.

  • Melissa G
    Posted at 18:32h, 13 July Reply

    She’s so beautiful.

    Here’s my Best Shot – a little less ethereal.

  • Heather
    Posted at 18:35h, 13 July Reply

    So far my oldest is the only one that freckles in the summer like I do. She’s beautiful—a summer at the beach is like nothing else!

    So far our summer story is more about getting dirty in the backyard than anything else.

  • Mariah
    Posted at 18:51h, 13 July Reply

    We have been loving the beach… The freckles are beautiful!

    Ingredients for a Splendid Summer Day

  • JenFoi
    Posted at 19:11h, 13 July Reply

    I shot my first ever wedding this weekend, and this if my favorite of the day.

  • Sherri
    Posted at 19:16h, 13 July Reply

    Tracey, what a beautiful picture. Just lovely. Here’s mine of my daughter mesmerized by a music box.


    p.s. new here. love this place. 🙂

  • becoming-mom
    Posted at 20:16h, 13 July Reply

    Separated from my husband my 10 month old and I moved in with my parents. My son has taken such a shine to my dad that he simply squeals with delight every time he sees him. They spend a lot of time in the yard together, my baby pointing to different plants and other sites, my dad walking around and letting him touch every item:

  • darrah
    Posted at 21:24h, 13 July Reply

    What a lovely photo. As a freckle-faced, red-head myself, I always adore seeing freckles on other people.

    Here are a few photos that depict my favorite things about this summer:


  • Pattie
    Posted at 01:15h, 14 July Reply

    such beautiful pictures this week.

    My best shot is of my favorite summery flowers – bright yellow daisies.

  • Tanya
    Posted at 02:15h, 14 July Reply

    what a beauty. i totally love my freckles and all the fun i had making them…all the sun and the sun kisses. i’m totally drawn to her brown eyebrows with streaks of almost white blond hairs in them…hope that isn’t weird 🙂

  • Krista
    Posted at 02:35h, 14 July Reply

    first time for BSM….not sure how to post it…..but here goes:

  • Berta
    Posted at 03:11h, 14 July Reply

    Such a beautiful pic of your daughter and her freckles! Reminds me of ‘me’ when I was growing up. I wish I had them now – then, just the opposite! Our summer would not be complete without the cotton candy vender! In the winter it seems like cotton candy doesn’t exist – so when summer arrives that’s the first thing we look for – even if it’s just for the smell!

  • Leslie
    Posted at 03:28h, 14 July Reply

    You can’t beat freckles. We have sawdust and sun rather than sand. But it’s summer just the same!

  • Jen
    Posted at 04:31h, 14 July Reply

    What a GORGEOUS portrait! 😉

  • Chris
    Posted at 04:58h, 14 July Reply

    Made it, and with two hours to spare! Here’s my BSM.

  • DawnS
    Posted at 04:16h, 15 July Reply

    Summer, for me, is all about BLUE…the sky, the ocean, my beach cruiser bike, my hydrangea bush, the clear blue pool water & yummy blueberries from the farmers market (oh…and a skyblue sno-cone)!


  • shirley
    Posted at 04:27h, 15 July Reply

    We spent the weekend picking Blueberries!

  • Laurie
    Posted at 18:26h, 17 July Reply

    This shot:


    Tells the whole story for this summer – from the kids too scared to go into the water (any water pool or ocean) to the boy playing in the waves with the smiles, laughter. Joy. It makes my heart sing.

  • liquidsun
    Posted at 03:07h, 10 March Reply

    I love beach and I also enjoy Skin Tanning and I love to drink very cold pineapple juice.

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