Sunday, August 23, 2009

Looking Forward

Hawk Mountain South Lookout, Kempton, PA

Summer is coming to a close here. In most of the US, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer, but in our area the kids go back to school this coming week. School means the end of those carefree summer days.

And what a summer it has been! My kids say best summer ever and I have to agree. There have been trips to the shore with days spent on the beach and nights on the boardwalk. Visits to water parks. Time spent with family and friends. Afternoons cooling off at the pool. Cookouts, parades, festivals and fireworks. A zoo, an aquarium and an amusement park for the kids. Hiking and a few date nights for the adults. Summer is a magical, fun-filled time and we certainly are going to miss it.

I did manage to squeeze some work in among all the fun, and I will be sharing it here over the next few weeks. Look for sketches, additions to the tap dancing series and even a new watercolor or two.

Also, all the fun in the sun has ignited my creative spark. I have a lot of ideas calling out to become new drawings or paintings. I've been rethinking my schedule and art related priorities these past several weeks and am now looking forward to a productive fall.

So yes I will miss the long summer days filled with ice cream and sunscreen, but knowing football, apple cider, cool autumn nights and colorful leaves are right around the corner makes it easy to look ahead with anticipation.

Hawk Mountain North Lookout, Kempton, PA

7 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

that view is stunning!

glad you all had a great summer :)

Stacy said...

Jennifer, it is a beautiful view. I can't wait to go back in Sept or Oct when all those leaves change color. The only thing is I was a little nervous climbing over the rocks with my camera. It's a long way down if you fall!

Teresa Mallen said...

Gosh, I am going to have to plan on spending summer at your house next year. You folks have a heck of a lot of fun!! :-)
I too am looking forward to all the wonderful aspects of fall. Best wishes for a very productive and creative season ahead!

Stacy said...

Yes Teresa, we really did pack it in this year. Last summer my one daughter broke her leg and not only missed out on most of the summer fun but also suffered through 9 additional months of restrictions. So a bit of the motivation was to make up for lost time. I think we are caught up now. :D

bluelilac said...

Hi Stacy. Your summer sounds perfect. So glad it went so well for you all.
Your photos fit your mood I think. Makes me think of looking out, forward to the future and the beauty of the world around us.
A toast to the autumn, soon to turn the world into colour and inspiration.

Stacy said...

Thanks blue! I hope your summer was good too, despite the uncharacteristic heat wave.

africantapestry said...

You sound renewed and replenished...full of joie de vivre! I am looking forward to seeing and hearing about all these plans, maybe there is one or two I can pinch!
Beautiful views!
Ronell