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