Sunday, December 8, 2013

49/52 Rainy Days

A portrait of my family once a week, every week in 2013

Maxi: Clip
Byron: Play
Coco: Step
Bella: Rejoice

As dark grey clouds rolled in and the southerly wind picked up, we embraced the wild weather to spend our first days of summer outdoors.

I clipped Maxi's razor sharp nails on the front lawn as he patiently sat on the letter box, watching my every move with cautious eyes. Now and then he looked to the sky, distracted by thunder in the distance.

Later, we travelled to Mutton Bird Island as the storm rolled over the mountains. Rumbling dark clouds warned of heavy rain as we climbed high over the green hills. Byron leaned into the strong, cool winds as they carried the sound of his laughter out to sea.


On a cloudy summer morning, we walked Coco along a coastal nature reserve. At first she took slow, deliberate show dog steps across the wet grass before giving up and bouncing about happily in puddles. As if on cue, the skies opened and large droplets began to fall. We looked about in wonder as the rain approached in a misty cloak of water from the east.

There is much joy to be found when one finds themselves caught in the refreshing summer rain.

~Joining Jodi and friends~ This week I am drawn to portraits that capture the wonder of children. Alice and Vicente explore cobblestone streets; Advay stares at a paper aeroplane through impossibly long eyelashes; a sweet babe enjoys a post-Santa baby chino; and Patrick and Claudia wonder at the various types of Christmas trees.

You can follow my 52 collection here.

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
-John Ruskin

Love Bella



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. We've been having plenty of fun in the first days of summer and LOOOOVVVEEE our new camera :)
      Bella xx

  2. Ohh Bella! What a beautiful and joyful captures these are! Love the light, frame and beautiful faces in these.:)

    1. Thank you! We are having a blast with the new camera. It's such a blessing to have such a beautiful family and a house by the seaside. xx

  3. super shots... especially love Byron at play. Such a cool shot! We love to play in the rain too. =)

    1. Oh I couldn't agree more, playing in the rain is wonderful (if it's not too cold). It was sooooo windy on the hill, Byron looked as if he might float away…
      Bella xx

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    1. You should have heard him, Julie. He was shouting every word. People were looking at us strangely :) I love his hilarious sense of humour. xx


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Love Bella xx


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