July flew by just as quickly as June. Although I have two short trips planned for August, we'll be home more than we're away which is a first for the summer. I'm looking forward to getting back to the craft table, having more time to read, and getting back to the gym on a regular basis. Routines have been hard to come by. I probably would have missed this link-up had Mary-Lou (the kind hostess of the scavenger hunt) not reminded us it was coming.
Travel, among its many pleasures, offers opportunities for photography so several of my offerings this month come from our travels.
My family and travel companions usually get interested in the items for the scavenger hunt. Someone at the table pointed out that Ella's grilled cheese sandwich was a good contender.
That same day at the beach, the striped umbrellas were everywhere.
On our way to Nantucket we spent a morning in Falmouth. This wooden flag was displayed (for sale) in front of one of the stores.
A framed view: #3:
These are four of my favorite photos from July. The first three are from the Hancock Shaker Village near Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It's long been on my bucket list, and I hope to have a blog post devoted to our visit up soon.
When I took this last one as we got out of our car on the ferry leaving Nantucket, I didn't think I'd gotten a very good photo. I was pleasantly surprised when I uploaded it.
I have a couple photos for items in the list that I also found in June. You can find those right here. First off #4, Wings:
This sea gull cooperated for this photo. He/she was after the fish that were being thrown back in on the Critter Cruise.
And another entry for Pedal Power, #5 found outside the Lily Pulitzer store in Nantucket.
Two contenders for #8-A Pile Of:
A pile of lobster shells after Maddy's birthday dinner.
A woodpile at the Shaker village.
Our trip to Springdale Farm was the perfect opportunity to get #10, A Field of Plenty.
A Trilogy of Three, #14, was pretty easy since I have three adorable granddaughters who live around the corner. Truthfully, though, it isn't always so easy to get them all together and willing to have a photograph taken. (And for the record, a fourth adorable granddaughter, and grandson, who live too far away!)
Skylar, Maddy, and Ella in their Pottery Barn chairs. All three received these as gifts from Grandma on their second birthdays. Both Ella and Maddy were thrilled to get theirs since until then they had to share with someone else.
On the swings at Bartlett Farms, Nantucket
Matt spotted these in the parking lot of Jetties Beach on Nantucket.
Tracy is responsible for this easy-to-find photo for #17, Re-purposed. Several years ago we purchased this dragonfly made from spoons at an art fair.
Last, #18: Currency. I've been purging my stamps for a garage sale event on Sunday, and came across some currency from our travels. It's another Trilogy of Three as well.
I'm linking up here with Mary-Lou at Patio Postcards. Thanks, as always, for hosting this fun activity!