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Mood-swingy July

Thank goodness for Project 365 and Picture Summer.  They’re forcing me to get out of the house, do a little something interesting, and take a picture or two.  It’s been a challenging few weeks for me, in several ways, many of which I can’t really talk about here just yet, and the temptation to become a hermit and avoid people and responsibilities has plagued me often.  It’s been a mood-swingy kind of July.

I’m resisting that “pull the covers over my head and hide” thing right now, in fact, and forcing myself to say hello.  I’ve been so absent here, and it’s a shame, because here is probably just what I need to add some balance to the chaos and bring me out of my thoughts.

So today I think I’ll catch you up on my latest Picture Summer shots, and tomorrow I will be back to show you the finished baby sweater I knitted for my nephew-to-be.  I finished it last night, and it’s pretty nifty, if I do say so myself.

Picture Summer Day 14 - Summer Breeze

day 14 (we didn’t have a breeze that rainy day, so we made our own)

Picture Summer Day 15 - Picture Postcard #2

day 15 (making this postcard from a photo taken during our Ocean City trip really makes me long for the beach)

Picture Summer Day 16 - Friday Light

day 16 (morning light on the grasses)

Picture Summer Day 17 - Visual Interest

day 17 (a tiki torch at my parents’ house lended a little visual interest – and then I put down the camera and went swimming <grin>)

Picture Summer Day 18 - Play

day 18 (the only kind of play I had energy for that day was the solitaire kind)

Picture Summer Day 19 - Jump Shot

day 19 (my willing assistant in mid-air)

274/365 + Picture Summer Day 20 - When Order is in Order

day 20 (order and method)

Picture Summer Day 21 - Spacey

day 21 (the spaciness of grass)

I haven’t taken today’s shot yet.  The prompt requires me to get in the mindset of some of my favorite summer songs, and I’m having trouble getting that carefree feeling.  Ugh.  Is July almost over?

7 thoughts on “Mood-swingy July

  1. I love your Ocean City postcard! That came out so great!

    Turn on the radio for some inspiration. Hopefully it will lift your mood. 🙂

    1. I love it, too – it really makes me want to drop everything and go find myself a beach somewhere to vegetate on.

  2. Hang in there. I have seasonal affect disorder in reverse. I HATE the heat and unrelenting sunshine. It makes me very, very, VERY grumpy. But beautiful October is just around the corner.

    1. Really, I’ve never heard of that! Generally, I love the sunshine and the Summer months, but this year, I’ve spent much of it without a car, trapped in the house, and the humidity has been so much higher than usual, I haven’t been able to open the windows. Oh, listen to me whine, whine, whine! I think I need to stop complaining and just go do something fun.

    2. P.S. I *do* love October! So pretty, so crisp. So full of apples and pumpkins.

  3. Hope you feel a little better soon! The doldrums are okay to visit (makes you value everywhere else after all) but I wouldn’t want to live there!

    The beach postcard shot is really sharp Lisa! I love it. Do a postcard exchange someday? Even for the kids.

    1. Thanks 🙂 I predict by next week I won’t be so out-of-sorts. I hope, anyway!

      Post card exchange sounds like fun! I enjoyed making that one – it made me want to do more (and go to the beach, of course.)

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