An Ode to the Heart of Summer
October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve been holding off posting a lot of these photos for a variety of reasons, but then they get lost and forgotten. And that is just sils – the whole point of taking documentary photos is to enjoy looking back at them. Thus, here is my ode to the heart of summer.
Portland summers are ridiculous. I don’t think you’ll understand what I mean by that until you’ve lived here and experienced it first-hand. Running around barefoot on rocks, jumping into the Columbia River Gorge, drinking a gin and tonic with wild blackberries found along the walk, traversing through thick brush to get to a bird’s nest, feeling wet hair stick to your neck, nibbling on ginger snaps and dark chocolate in a canoe, sitting on rooftops watching the sun retire at 9pm. This is why people power through the rainy winter season here in the Northwest.
Beyond Portland, I was able to travel quite a bit. Adventures were nothing short of searching for sea monsters in the lakes of Montana, trespassing into a paper tree farm for the sake of a good photo, riding on the back of an ATV through the mountains with unreal views…
…taking a ferry to a remote island in Canada, sharing a meal in an apple orchard, roadtripping with a 12 car caravan, celebrating marriage of dear brothers and sisters…
…wearing a cowboy hat whilst hiking in Colorado, asking to ride in the back of a Dad’s truck bed at night on the way home from dinner, serving a simple breakfast on a tray to be enjoyed on the front porch. Yes. To all these things and more. I never want to take these moments for granted. Thank you God for the beautiful summer you granted, your beauty, and fellowship. You are good.