8/26/10

gobble

The thing about summer in Minnesota, is that it's so precious, a person hardly even knows where to start to make the most of it.

It seems as if it flashes by in a moment and every fall, we Minnaahsoohhtons are left wondering if it really happened or not. We stand in the crisp turned frigid air and wonder how one point on the map can be so full of warmth and vibrant color and then, in an instant, so full of ice and gray.

So we gobble up summer, I guess that's what I'm trying to say.

See?



Miles with friend, Marin



oh my, I can't stand it...



look across the lake, at the rain falling over there, but not here



um...seriously...


little T is such a tasty little morsel.
(my life-long friend Jenna's little girl)



Meet Lucy. She is my sister and her family's dog.
Her head is not floating...she's simply begging to get out of the
stinking porch already. By the way, I'm crazy about this dog.
She is the softest and sweetest dog I've ever met.


This post is a part of You Capture at I Should Be Folding Laundry: Assignment? GET OUTSIDE. (No problem.)

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Midwest Mommy said...

Today I woke up to crisp cool air and thought to myself, fall is officially here. I love it.

LisAway said...

I think I'll move to Minnesota just so I can be called a "Minnaahsoohhton". :) Summers are short and winters are long and hard over here, too. Except we don't have peanut butter cups and Oreos. Count your blessings. :) Love the visuals of gobbling up summer.

Alita- Da Mainiacs said...

We gobble up summer here in Michigan, too. Winter time.... eeeek sending that thought into repression for the time being. Great shots! Summer is such a blessing. I'm planning on getting my photos up in a bit. Maybe after another cup of coffee... on my porch (while it is still warm enough to do so)

→Daniele← said...

You nailed it, EXACTLY how we Chicagoans feel too!

Brittani's Blog said...

The.cuteness...it's killing me! :) And Minnesota summers do look pretty great :)

TKW said...

I just noticed this morning on our way to the bus stop that a few of the leaves are starting to turn...NOOOO!

Carrie said...

Love, love, love the dog photo! She just LOOKS like a sweet dog!

HaB said...

The mornings & the evenings are borderline frigid here in Upstate NY - and the days have been lazy and warm. Fall is almost here - and we too have been trying to soak up as much as the suns and its warmth before the dreariness of snow and winter move in.

Great photos!!! And, your friend's little girls is just gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Wonderful photos! Love the colors and clarity. =)

Mary Nevin said...

gorgeous photos!! what beautiful babies!! hope you enjoy the window of summer! I'll trade you this georgia heat...i cannot wait for fall :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

awh! The tubing pics are all so cute. Great outside post.

Tiaras said...

I'm with you - summer is THE BEST ! I think I need to move!

jen said...

gobbling it up is truly what we do here, isn't it!
probably because we need the reserves to get us through the winter.
i just said the "w" word on your blog. so sorry.

Sheri said...

What wonderful shots! They are all so wonderful. We have a dog like that, her name is Ruby,she's just a sweetheart.

Kelly said...

I am not jealous of your winter, but I'd love to have your autumn. Fall in the midwest seems magical.

Annette said...

I like this...

Chrystal said...

beautiful pictures. I love the 2nd one.

Bonnie said...

Cute! I'm a Minnesotan and feel the same way.

ZDub said...

Great photos, Heather.

I miss sumer already.

xo-Zak

Ash said...

I've got a guest room that's yours whenever you need a refill.

It's 92 here in Dallas today :-)

I miss Fall so desperately it hurts. My favorite season. We go from heat to ice storms in about two weeks.

But the people are really nice!

Bec said...

Such a sweet shot of Lucy! She looks like a great dog :)

Wendi said...

Oh, for cute! Love the pictures.

DeNae said...

This was summer in Seattle as well. The sun would finally make its appearance around mid-June, and we knew the rain would start around mid-September. So everyone would tumble out of their houses and offices, shedding raincoats and turtlenecks, and soak up summer with an almost frenzied desperation!

On the other hand, it's been 110 in Vegas for the last two weeks. Nope. No fall yet. Stupid, stupid Las Vegas.

Christy said...

oh I love your pictures! so cute! love the look on the dogs face ... it's like he's saying, can I come play?

kristenly said...

beautiful photos! beautiful kids! and I love the colors.

Elaine A. said...

C'mon on down South girl. We've got "Summer" 'til October 'round these parts! ;-)

I adore every single ones of these but that doggie looks to really need some petting and I love all the colors in that one! Nice job...

fritzfacts said...

Oh the ending days of summer are the best. Boo has spent every moment outside that she can, in the pool and in the trees. We all love the days that lead to school time, it reminds us that it comes and goes so fast.

CM said...

Wow, beautiful shots! And great editing!

Oh, just FYI, Molly from the Snyder 5 raved about your blog the last time we had lunch, so I had to stop by! Nice to meet you :-)

From Tracie said...

The utter cuteness in these pictures? Loving it! Little T is making me giggle and awwwww all at the same time!

Jesslyn Amber said...

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS!!!

tara said...

so, so true about minnesota summers.
and on the lake, sigh ... i miss them so.

oddly, i'm learning that vegas summers are very much like minnesota winters. we hibernate, so as to avoid the excessive heat.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I'm one state over in Wisconsin and we do the same thing. We hold in to each and every moment we can get in the summer and hope that it holds us over the winter but never does.

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