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a roll of film a month: august

September 23, 2016

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Dear August,

Although we’ve crossed the threshold into autumn, I still miss you. Your time with us was far too short, but I’m so grateful for each of your 31 days, your dry, sunny weekends, for giving us Brits one small taste of summer after June and July’s failed attempts.

You were the month of seaside adventures and Negroni cocktails and a long-overdue date night; early morning yoga classes (back when the sun still poured in through the shutters at dawn), long walks in the countryside, a river swim (Wren’s first), iced coffees, rosy baby cheeks, lidos and water fountains and paddling pools, beers and BBQs on the terrace, corn on the cob, tomatoes that smelled like sunshine, a trip to Dreamland, a hazy kind of light, golden fields, wild flowers slowly drying on the stalk and sunflower heads drooping heavily.

I miss everything about you, August. It’s too bad you couldn’t stick around a little longer. Don’t tell the others, but you are by far my favourite month. Lucky for me, September and October vie for second place so it makes the goodbye slightly less painful. Here’s to apple crumbles and wood fires, soups and stews, Indian summer (fingers crossed), shadows getting longer and light slanting low, trick or treating, pumpkins, sweaters and scarves, leaves falling, whiskey, Neil Young’s Harvest album.

Until next year.

Love,
Jeanine

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 24, 2016 8:41 am

    I love this post so much and these photos are just stunning. I can smell and taste summer here and just marvel and feel happy looking at these images. I have no doubt said this before but there really is something about film photography that you simply can’t do with digital. I wish I knew how to use my film cameras! The photo of Wren and the bubbles is my favorite this year I think! xo

  2. September 27, 2016 11:37 pm

    beautiful post, Jeanine! I love the images and your words…. very inspiring! 🙂

  3. September 27, 2016 11:38 pm

    beautiful post, Jeanine! Love the pictures and your words…. it’s very inspiring!! Makes me want to shoot more film! 🙂

  4. September 30, 2016 11:24 pm

    This is lovely. I love September… but I get your August love. It was a lovely August here too, but usually it is too HOT for me!

  5. Caron Carole permalink
    October 2, 2016 11:17 pm

    Thank you sooooo much for the memory tour..I learned a lot about you that I didn’t know and to read it today really touch me and a lot of memories came back and Im very happy for you and when I see your daughter I see you… the little girl that I use to love to spoil!! I wish you all the happiness in the world I see how much life can change people.

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