24 Aug My Meandering Best Shot
Posted at 23:50h in Uncategorized 37 Comments
As we head into what is the last official week of summer vacation, I have been busy tying up loose ends. Getting rooms sorted and cleaned to give the kids a fresh start when school begins (an end of summer ritual around here), frantically finishing up household projects that didn’t get get done, squeezing in a few more family excursions and getting the family reunion photos uploaded to share with the family that have been patiently waiting for weeks now.
My best shot above is one from our trip in June. I am reminded of the beauty of the countryside where we drove and drove and took in the vast landscapes; where we were happy to be plucked from our normal daily life and looked forward to the endless possibilities that school-free days and sunshine offer.
I will admit however now, that it’s images like these that make me long for simplicity when our routine is back in full swing and I have a little peace and quiet all to myself.
What sorts of stirrings are within your head and heart today?
MaggiePosted at 00:14h, 25 August
That is such a peaceful looking shot. And I’m sure that it will be so nice to look back on when you’re in the thick of a busy school year!
My best shot certainly pulled at my heart strings.
http://andtheducksaid.blogspot.com/2008/08/just-pair-of-shoes.html“ REL=”nofollow”> BSM: Just a Pair of Shoes
susiejPosted at 00:23h, 25 August
I agree with Maggie… there is something peaceful about the tall grasses… so long summer.
When things look fuzzy
http://www.susiej.com/index.php/when-things-look-fuzzy/“ REL=”nofollow”>When things look fuzzy
Mia's MamaPosted at 00:43h, 25 August
so serene. I’d love to lay in tall grass where nobody could find me.
My best shot reminds me a lot of myself when I was that age (minus the phone)
JoannaPosted at 00:52h, 25 August
I love the simplicity of this shot. The grass swaying is very calming.
Here is my http://worth-it-all.blogspot.com/2008/08/dancing-queen-bsm.html“ REL=”nofollow”>BSM
MelissaPosted at 00:55h, 25 August
What a lovely shot. We have years before school starts around here, but I still feel that quickening of pace that happens every fall.
http://momentspass.blogspot.com/2008/08/best-shot-monday-summer-days.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s mine.
Kara!!!Posted at 01:00h, 25 August
Beautiful! I love shots in country-like settings.
My BSM: http://www.karaspranger.com/2008/08/24/best-shot-monday-drops/“ REL=”nofollow”>Rain Drops
MeganPosted at 01:46h, 25 August
your shot evokes the peace of a lazy summer drive — lovely.
here’s my BSM:
http://mentalinventory.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Swinging BSM
Phyllis SommerPosted at 02:23h, 25 August
what a lovely summery shot…
this is sadly, the first week of school. we had the end of summer this weekend…. but it was fun and beautiful.
here’s http://imabima.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-it-fall-yet.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my best shot!
BrittanyPosted at 03:40h, 25 August
I can’t believe summer is over, either! 🙂
Here are some shots of my boys, showing some true http://mommeeandherboys.blogspot.com/2008/08/bsm-brotherly-love.html“ REL=”nofollow”> brotherly love
MGFPosted at 04:02h, 25 August
The grasses are so clear. This makes me wanna grab a nap and cherish the quiet moment.
AndreaPosted at 04:02h, 25 August
A shot captured during our last summer getaway this weekend.
http://om-mami.blogspot.com/2008/08/bsm-serious-art.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Serious Art
JaimeePosted at 05:12h, 25 August
A beautiful, peaceful scene!
http://www.thesesmallwonders.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>BSM:I finally got one!!
carriePosted at 05:24h, 25 August
and the puffy, white clouds…so peaceful and beautiful. i know what you mean about being a little ready for the routine again, though.
My Best Shot this week is of http://barelycontrolledchaos.wordpress.com/2008/08/24/a-beautiful-reminder-best-shot-monday/“ REL=”nofollow”>A Beautiful Reminder from my sweet sister.
MariePosted at 06:04h, 25 August
What a peaceful shot and so very beautiful.
Here’s mine, simple blooms for a simple girl . . .
Crunchy Domestic GoddessPosted at 07:12h, 25 August
so simple and beautiful. it’s very peaceful and soothing. 🙂 and yes, how can it be the end of summer already?!
my best shot this week is http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/2008/08/25/from-fresh-fruit-to-tasty-jam-in-36-hours/“ REL=”nofollow”>something i’m very proud of. my pictures aren’t very good technically-speaking, but what they are of means a lot to me. 🙂
GolightlyPosted at 07:26h, 25 August
What a lovely picture. I know, I can’t believe summer is already over!
Here’s http://piercebabyproject.blogspot.com/2008/08/best-shot-monday-take-picture.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my best shot.
DawnPosted at 07:41h, 25 August
Your end of summer ritual sounds wonderful! I love your pick of picture and I’d love to be on a porch, drinking some iced tea…gazing out at the whispering grasses~
Here’s what we did this http://thislifeisworthliving.blogspot.com/2008/08/bsm-sunday-at-legoland.html“ REL=”nofollow”>weekend!
BunnyPosted at 10:19h, 25 August
I love those kinds of spaces. Here are my joyful shots this week:
nataliePosted at 11:24h, 25 August
Your picture stirs simplicity within the soul. We all need an image like that to ground us when life spins out of control.
http://thebensonfamilyandotherstuff.blogspot.com“ REL=”nofollow”>Best Shot Monday: Whirlwind
ChristinaPosted at 11:50h, 25 August
Such peace and tranquility in that image…beautiful.
We had fun http://momology.blogspot.com/2008/08/dancin-in-rain.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Dancing in the Rain!
BlueberryPosted at 12:00h, 25 August
wonderful picture. so calm and peaceful!
here’s my my best shot
BlueberryPosted at 12:07h, 25 August
seems i can’t make a link that works today! this is my last try!
my best shot
Amy JoPosted at 12:14h, 25 August
Very tranquil. I need me some of that right now!
http://cheeseparty.blogspot.com/2008/08/second-time-around.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s my BSM. Baby birthday.
The SourcePosted at 12:16h, 25 August
No peacefulness here…too many teens in the house for that! The photo I’m sharing is not technically fantastic, but it did bring a laugh when I downloaded it. And if you’d care to scroll down to the next post, you will see just how bored we were this weekend!
SchotzyPosted at 12:27h, 25 August
Love the simplicity of your shot! My daughter is always tucked in my heart and as I journal my life, old photos of her have always been and will always be my best shots!
HeatherKPosted at 12:46h, 25 August
Nothing compares to such a natural palette of colors!
http://heatherk.typepad.com/heatherk/2008/08/best-shot-mon-3.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s my best shot
AngePosted at 14:18h, 25 August
I love these type of photos – feelings of calm and peace
infinitysedgePosted at 14:23h, 25 August
This shot makes me feel warm as I snuggle with my toddler on this brisk morning.
JenPosted at 15:05h, 25 August
I agree with other commenters. What a beautiful and peaceful scene.
http://newgreenmama.blogspot.com/2008/08/best-shot-monday-oh-my-goodness.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Oh My Goodness
KilllashandraPosted at 16:19h, 25 August
Serenity and peace, two things I’m in need of right now. Lovely shot. 🙂
Mine is up and after my Monday morning I went for some horns from a visit to the zoo.
Sarah-JiPosted at 17:01h, 25 August
That’s beautiful, Tracey. I’m all for simplicity in theory but can’t seem to make it a reality practically. Thanks for the inspiration, though!
Here’s http://www.shutterbugmama.com/2008/08/best-shots-monday-cadence-cadence-and.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my BSM.
secret agent mamaPosted at 17:36h, 25 August
I love this shot. It’s surreal even.
For me, I’ve had three extra boys in my house as I’ve been watching them for a friend. It’s not easy and I can definitely say that we won’t be having seven children!
I coupled 100 Words with my Best Shot for a funny!
http://secretagentmama.com/blog/2008/08/25/best-shot-100-words-faster/“ REL=”nofollow”>Best Shot
BarbaraPosted at 19:19h, 25 August
Wow, what a great shot! Here is my http://downstowngirl.blogspot.com/2008/08/weekend-snapshot-best-shot-monday_25.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Best shot.
Have a great Monday everyone!
MandarooPosted at 20:12h, 25 August
Beautiful, serene image. I love driving through countrysides. We made a short trip through some lovely areas this weekend, on our way to go camping. Here’s one of my faves.
http://2nd2theright.blogspot.com/2008/08/nbts-campout.html“ REL=”nofollow”>NBTS Campout BSM
ArizaphalePosted at 21:19h, 25 August
Ah the end of Summer. Hooray, that means Spring MUST be on the way here soon. Please???
A late entry.
http://arizaphale.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Maybe it IS Sping
Gypsy AlexPosted at 12:13h, 26 August
Pics of http://www.gypsygirlsguide.com“ REL=”nofollow”>us!
KarenPosted at 00:51h, 28 August
Tracy, I love your blog and am an avid reader of The Shutter Sisters blog as well. Tonight I got a request for a login on Shutter Sisters. I’ve posted a couple of times, but don’t have a login name or password to my knowledge. If you could kindly email me I would much appreciate it. I would hate to lose access. Thanks so much. Karen