summer randoms

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck

Spending time walking around neighborhoods is one of my favourite things.  This is a wee collection of summer wanderings I hope you enjoy.

Also, thank you! dear readers for all the thoughtful comments and emails lately.  It really brightens my day.  It's been a bit silent around here and I promise there is a good reason... I landed a wonderful job at a university. Happy week to each of you.

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An excellent interview: Andrew William Frederick

camera: pentax k1000


  1. Thank you for sharing your walk with us, and this smart quote, and the interview. I love Andrew's perspective on nearsightedness.

  2. Oh, and a big congratulations on your new and wonderful job.

  3. Congrats on the new job! I, too, love neighborhood walks with my camera. Love the quote, you always find the best ones!

  4. congrats on the new position! :) and no worries on the sporadic blogging...it happens to us all, at one point or another.

    these shots make me want to go outside at early light and just shoot nature...they're so crisp and green!

  5. Congrats on your new gig. love the pictures. esp of the first one.

  6. congratulations!!! beautiful pics (as always :)

  7. Hi Alexandria
    Congratulations! You are going into new world.
    Now you are shining like a youthful maple leaf under the sunshine.

  8. I like these. And for the new job, even though I am repeating myself : Yiiiiieeeee !

  9. CONGRATS on the new job!! How exciting. You've been missed-happy you're back. love the pretty pictures and i love me some john steinbeck :)

  10. Nice to hear your update. Congrats on the new job.

  11. Walking neighbourhoods is something I love and I enjoyed treading your virtual one. A great interview too. Happy to hear your news. Enjoy!

  12. love this set of photos. they're wonderful, and they make me smile. congrats on the new job, by the way! cheers!

  13. Many congratulations on the new job :) These are beautiful- as is the Steinbeck quote to brighten my day.

  14. A new job! What wonderful news - congrats! I love that last picture; looks like the perfect window for a bedroom.

  15. Congratulations to the new job! It's always nice to see you update.

  16. congrats! and what lovely moments you captured.

  17. i missed
    stopping by here.
    i so appreciate
    you visiting me
    when i neglect you so!

    congrats on your new job!!!

    is your address
    the same?
    i have some
    vintage postcards
    with your name
    on them.

  18. Thank you, thank you everyone for all your kind and thoughtful comments. I am hoping to post once again this week.

    bugheart/gwen: Thank you too! I shall email you soon with the information.

  19. Love this Steinbeck quote. And your pictures are lovely. :)

  20. pretty shots! and congrats on your new job, I hope we'll love it!!!