Thursday, August 16, 2018

End of Summer

Well, technically not the end of summer (which is Sept. 22 in my neck of the woods). But what better defines the end of summer than going back to school, which my granddaughter did this week? So humor me while I share a few of my favorite Lilly shots from the summer of 2018!
It was a hot summer for sure. The newspaper said the hottest July on record. Ever!! It was also a humid summer (by S CA standards, where we usually have very little humidity). I can take the heat, but not the humidity!




Best neighbors ever!! Our neighbors have a pool and we have an open invitation to swim whenever we want. We really took advantage of it this summer, and Lilly has developed into a strong, comfortable swimmer. 


View from the Huntington Beach pier (looking N). This was taken on a weekday. Weekends are much busier!


Spent some really fun days at the beach. Mostly near the Huntington Beach pier. The shot above was taken by my wife when the US Open of Surfing was taking place.



Just hanging around at one of the local parks. We spent a LOT of time at parks over the summer!


Working on her "lego-license"!

A visit to Legoland!



The morning before her first day of kindergarten (showing off her new backpack)!

Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

52 comments:

  1. Yeah, it has been way too humid this summer. I mean, the heat wasn't great, but it was the humidity that did me in. (I avoided PCH during the surfing Open. It doesn't look as crowded as I expected it was.)

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  2. Fun shots!

    It's been humid here as well during the summer. I expect the worst of it is done, but you never know.

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  3. That looks like a very busy summer indeed!
    To answer your question, yes it is someone's home. Very unusual home.

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  4. That looks like a fun summer - I often wish my grandchildren lived closer.

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  5. The humidity in the desert regions has been really something this summer, hasn't it? However, just looking at your beach shots helps to cool me down!

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  6. AAAhhhhh...the first day of kindergarten! Time sure flies by! And the photos make us all smile and wish we could come along and play! LOVE the one of her jumping and you've captured the shadow of her and of you! Beautiful photos of a summer you won't forget!

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  7. Sweet pictures! Happy memories.

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  8. Great shots of the wonderful time spent with your grand daughter! She can swim so well, like a fish in the water. She is indeed a beautiful grand kid!

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  9. Beautiful pics :) Great post.
    Greetings from India

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  10. It's always good to see her.

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  11. If we ever have temperatures as high as that then I'd like it to be announced with such a pretty smile. Lovely memories of summer.

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  12. Great capture . Please tell something about my capture on my blog.

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  13. Lovely pics and becoming more and more precious at the passage of time.

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  14. Nice shots. Your Lilly is a beauty! Take good care of her!

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  15. Hello, looks like a fun summer for your granddaughter. She is adorable, love the last shot of her on her first day of school. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  16. I love your photos. Looks like you kept the granddaughter busy.

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  17. Those kinds of temperatures with humidity-ugh! But granddaughter still seems to have had a wonderful summer. Wishing her a great kindergarten experience.

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  18. Beautiful! Wonderful fun!
    Have a great weekend!

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  19. it is a true pleasure to see two of you enjoying outdoors, exploring, having fun.

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  20. Wonderful photos of wonderful times. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful pics of fun times with your granddaughter! She's a cutie" I can't take the humidity either.

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  22. What a great summer you both had sharing time with each other. Great memories with these lovely photos.

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  23. She is sooo adorable and what fun summer! Gorgeous series of photos! Happy School days to her ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. I love looking at life through a child's eye. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photographs with me.

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  25. It sure isn't end of the summer here.

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  26. Lily is adorable, and it looks like you all had a wonderful summer! My oldest granddaughter also started kindergarten this week. We moved to Colorado from NYC to take care of her while her parents worked, so it was an emotional day for us. Time passes so quickly!

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  27. The end of summer is usually kind of sad to let go of. But I remember always being excited for the first few days of school. It was like an interesting new adventure.

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  28. It's so nice that you and Lily can spend so much time together and enjoy the beach on less crowded days. How wonderful too to have a neighbour with a swimming pool and an open invitation to use it. I'd love a neighbour like that! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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  29. Oh my gosh Lily is so adorable, she looks like a bundle of energetic fun! Nothing can beat the beach in summer.. well maybe the neighbours pool, it does look seriously inviting ☺

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  30. Kindergarten, oh my, what adventure lies ahead. I'm digging this side of you and the shadow action shot and selfie pics are outstanding. I also love the angles of both beach photos and the clarity of the underwater shots. It looks as if you're one of the smart ones by bringing cover, good idea. That's a big turnout for a weekend!

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  31. She is so fearless, isn't she? I love the picture where you hold hands, watching the ocean. And I always love to see pictures of her, so this was just wonderful.

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  32. Lilly is a real cutie pie and it looks like she is happy just about anywhere.
    MB

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  33. Looks like you had a great summer with Lily. I love that image of her sitting on your shoulders and you're taking a selfie. lots of good times. Funny our posts are titled the same.

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  34. Always good to see happy smiles :D

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  35. Boa tarde, a seleção de fotos com beleza está perfeita, as mesmas revelam o rosto de felicidade da Lilly, excelente!.
    Boa semana,
    AG

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  36. Such sweet pictures! Good job on the shadow shot!

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  37. I will indulge you any time if it means we get to see precious shots like this! I am not in a rush to have grandkids, but I know we will have loads of fun when we do. Thanks for the preview of this glorious phase of life - my favorite is the underwater shot with the goggles!

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  38. Making great memories! She is a cutie pie!
    It's hard for me to relate to school starting here on August 21st.

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  39. lovely images of your grandaughter. A time to cherish :)

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  40. Pictographs, always amaze me. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. She can't be old enough for school already? Can she? How time flies. Wonderful portraits of a perfect summer for the big girl and her grandparents too! Summer does end when school starts ... no matter what the temperature and no matter how long it has been since we have been involved with public schools. (Even most of our grandchildren are long past that time!)

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  42. Children are our the most precious thing. And yes, summer is ending... It's still warm here, but you can feel autumn in the air.

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