August, 2014 Archives

That Sad Little Twinge

August 17th, 2014 Permalink

Recently photographed the Cook/Sunkel family last week on the Hood Canal.  As the sun started to set I noticed one of their little girls wrapped in a towel with a very familiar look on her face.  It is about this time in August when you occasionally get that whiff of fall and realize summer is [...]

Recently photographed the Cook/Sunkel family last week on the Hood Canal.  As the sun started to set I noticed one of their little girls wrapped in a towel with a very familiar look on her face.  It is about this time in August when you occasionally get that whiff of fall and realize summer is on its way out.  No matter how old I get, that feeling of anticipating a new school year never leaves me, and even though I look forward to my favorite season, I always experience that little twinge of sadness as summer comes to a close.   Amid the background noise of happy shouts, final splashes in the water, and the pop of the fire, I couldn’t help but recognize that blank stare and my own thoughts of “What haven’t I done? What have I done?  Where has it gone?”

Front Yard Soccer

August 1st, 2014 Permalink

It’s so hard to find people enjoying unorganized sports these days, but I can witness it almost weekly right outside my own front door.  I live in a neighborhood with a large Somalian population, and I am just one lucky resident who gets to enjoy their occasional games when the sun is sinking.

It’s so hard to find people enjoying unorganized sports these days, but I can witness it almost weekly right outside my own front door.  I live in a neighborhood with a large Somalian population, and I am just one lucky resident who gets to enjoy their occasional games when the sun is sinking.