Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Briefs

My good bloggie buddy, Daryl always tells me never to apologize for real life getting in the way of my blogging schedule, so I'll take her fine advice and simply explain instead.

I'm having a fun, busy summer which keeps me away from an internet connection 85% of the time. This gives me little-to-no time to prepare posts, reply to comments and visit your wonderful blogs. It also gives me no real time for preparing the Posts of the Week.

I will get back to my usual blogging schedule eventually but for now, I'm spending a lot of time with Frank up at his cottage and I'll soon have the opportunity to spend some time with my older son, whom I've not seen since early summer.

In the meantime, if you're craving some new blogs to read, please check out Jillsy who has begun her own Thursday posts of the week which she calls Blog Hop. If it's photos you're here to see, I'm hoping to schedule a few light posts of a couple of images each for the next little while.

I will get back to my usual routine of posting, responding to comments and of visiting your blogs once cottage season has settled down again. Until then, I hope you'll understand my semi-absence.

Below are a couple of photos which I hope you'll enjoy. See you in a scheduled post soon.

A tiny, simple bloom captured with my zoomie lens from across the way.




Some of Frank's newest acquisitions which he hopes to introduce to some walleye soon.

27 comments:

deb said...

Hilary....
the seasons of our lives change with or in spite or faster than the yearly ones it seems.

enjoy the last of summer's glory while you can.

Brian Miller said...

hilary...enjoy life...some back and tell us all about it...smiles.

see you soon!

DJan said...

I'll be here when you get back, and I always enjoy your pictures and learn something from them. Love the purple on black.

Paul C said...

'never to apologize for real life getting in the way..' I like that. Those lures are works of art!

CherylK said...

By all means, enjoy the rest of the summer. Plus, you'll have some lovely memories of spending time at Frank's cabin that will carry you through the cold old winter that is almost upon us! Luv both photos, too, Hilary.

ellen abbott said...

I can wait.

Lori said...

This makes me so happy to read that you are so busy having fun and living life to be blogging. Your friend Daryl is very wise. :) Enjoy the time with your son. :)

Jillsy said...

You certainly don't have to apologize when it comes to having fun! Thanks for the link-up! Brian has already stopped by. I have decided to open up the Blog Hop to more than just Thursdays, since several people have mentioned that Thursdays are a bad day for them. I'll continue on Thursdays with my selections, and of course the more the merrier, but when it comes to reading great posts and meeting new bloggers, it doesn't matter which day of the week it is!

Enjoy the cottage!

Merisi said...

Enjoy summer to the fullest! :-)

Daryl said...

I give good advice ... and I love the lures, I know I would have taken a lot of shots of them ... and now I am off to thank Jillsy for picking up the mantle .. enjoy yourself!!!!!!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Hilary--Wishing the the best of times! Always a pleasure when I see a new post from you.

Love the pictures!

messymimi said...

Where I live, we have two seasons, wet and hurricane. You live where there is just winter and road repair, or in your particular case, winter and cottage.

Enjoy "cottage season" while it lasts, and we will enjoy the resulting pictures all through winter. Or wet, as we call it.

Stacey Dawn said...

Glad you are enjoying yourself!!

TechnoBabe said...

Participating in your REAL life takes precedence. Always. I for one am glad you are doing just that. Enjoy yourself.

ethelmaepotter! said...

What kind of zoom do you have that you can capture that clear an image "from across the way"?!

Have fun, relax, enjoy the simple pleasures of Frank's cottage. And takes LOTS of pictures - I always adore seeing life through your eyes.

Moannie said...

Oh yes! Real life MUST come first, but we will be here, waiting.

Have a lovely time.

Maggie said...

It's summer. Life has captured all of us in it's joy. I too post little. Ah well.....nothing preprepared here.

lakeviewer said...

Enjoy the glory of summer. There is so little time left.

Kat said...

Summer is meant to be enjoyed, not attached to a computer. Good for you!
And holy moly! That flower shot is GORGEOUS!

Leah J. Utas said...

Colourful lures are most eye-pleasing. That flow pic is amazing.

MaggieGem said...

Enjoy your summer, and thanks for sharing so many stories and photos!

I'm sure when the time is right we're in for some wonderful new stories and images from a time well spent. Best regards to you and Frank!

Cloudia said...

Jolly Summer fun. enjoy!





Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

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Dave said...

Enjoy your break and time away Hilary. Look forward to your return later - Dave

slommler said...

Enjoy yourself!!! You are where you are supposed to be!!
Wonderful photos
Hugs
SueAnn

NJ said...

I'm glad you are having a fun summer. It's been the best one in a few years. It results in the most beautiful pictures coming out of your camera.

kcinnova said...

Hilary, no apologies necessary!
The macro and the colorful lures make me smile.
Enjoy your summer!

Hilary said...

Thank you, everyone for such kind comments. They're so appreciated. :)