Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello Summer?

I can't wait till summer...I'll even take spring. Sunny evenings, warm nights, and no need to wear a jacket.

The Mind Games photograph series by Julie Blackmon reminds me of summer days. Her work is so intriguing. If you have kids or ever had an interesting babysitting experience you must check out her Domestic Vacations series. The photographs are oddly distributing and amusing.

47 comments:

Tina said...

these photos are beautiful! i can't wait for summer either, I'm a summer baby and have always loved summer! ironically after moving to UK, my summers are a lot shorter! so i'm looking forward to a nice holiday to somewhere sunny & hot! ;)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

These photos are (almost) as good as summer itself! Thanks for the January warmth.

summer said...

yay- I could not agree with you more!
I am absolutely ready for above freezing temperatures.

summer said...

that sprinkler photo takes me back! oh, those were heavenly days.

Stephanie said...

I am trying to tamp down my summer-thoughts until April - otherwise, I'll never get through the winter!

I love these photos - very evocative.

{this is glamorous} said...

Completely! It's time for flirty dresses and opened-toed shoes.

amy said...

swoooooon. LOVE these shots. so perfect!

cindy : quaint said...

those photos are great! here's to summer sunshine!

Kathryn said...

I love these! A nice little mental vacation from the snow and ice...

thevintagechair said...

I'm with you... I'm DYING for earlier sunrise, longer days, getting to eat out on a patio, ice cream at 8 o'clock as the sun is just setting... *sigh* good stuff.

Vana said...

i'm right there with ya!

Kierstin Bridger said...

Oh my! What a talent. thank you for introducing this amazing artist. I posted about it today. I was mesmerized!!

Jane Flanagan said...

Oh yes! I'm hitting the winter low point this week. But another two months until I can even start to think about Spring...

a print a day said...

ah, summer posts already!

i'm definitely a late spring/summer girl. i LOVE the warm weather. i detest wearing so many layers of clothing--and having to turn on the heater. oh, and i LOVE the longer days. sigh. as much as i don't want the year to pass by fast, i'm looking forward to warmer seasons.

Sal said...

Sigh. ANY bit of warmth would be so welcome right now.

My fave is the boy wearing his goggles. I drove around in that same plastic car as a wee one. I still remember the smell.

SimplyGrove said...

Love the little girl!!!

erin@designcrisis said...

So weird... I was planning to post her color work soon!

Great minds think alike :)

Kasey said...

sigh*
i want my flip flops back.

Haley said...

SUMMER! That is why next winter I plan to be down under!

-h

shi(f)t said...

at least the sun is out today!

i love these photos...i miss being a kid, they look like they are having so much fun!

Design Lovely said...

These photos just scream summer. I love the little city girl with her too too. Priceless.

elaina said...

Julie Blackmon is my husband's cousin's wife's sister. ha! Parse that one out!

She's so ridiculously talented. I adore her beautifully strange work.

L'Atelier said...

they are summer photos :)
love especially the one with the pool and googles :D

mary said...

I am totally intrigued by these photos. They really seem to tell a story. Wow!

jae said...

So I went and checked out her site like you suggested.....brilliant. I am intrigued by how they look like calm chaos.

Mrs.French said...

I had forgotten what summer looks like...thanks for reminding me in the most perfect of ways...xo t

Crave said...

Yes! I'm so ready for the summer as well! These photos are great!

Victoria said...

I think these photos are a hoot! Love 'em!
And yes, I am so ready for warmer weather!!!

Alyssa said...

Ahhhhh....those make me smile:)

The Goods Design said...

I wish it were still appropriate for me to wear a tutu whenever and where ever I want...

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Great photos and yes, I, too, am ready for long sunny days!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i think my niece will love the first dress.

shill said...

adorable!!!that girl in tutu, how sweet is she :)

Hey Harriet said...

These are great! I especially love the top one. That little pair of shoes & socks in the top left corner is addorable. Wish I could send you over some of my summer weather. The temps are certainly high enough right now that we can share a little warmth with the rest of the world!

aimee said...

i wish it were summer! these pictures are darling!

[J] said...

I couldn't agree more! I'm soo over Winter!

wunderbug said...

i. love. that. top. photo.

it completely is everything summer as a kid. trying to cram all the good stuff into your day before you get sent off to bed. too many things to do and explore; games to be won, bubbles to be blown, bikes to ride.

Raina said...

The sassy ballerina gets my vote.

jess gonacha said...

these are beautiful! and i'm excited for spring, too-- maybe not summer yet, but spring for sure!

blue moss said...

these are hilarious...
i am a fan of warm weather

porter hovey said...

Yes, these are just amazing photos. I'm so freggin' tired of the winter -- can't wait to spend endless hours on roof tops drinkin' beer.

visualinfluenceblog.com said...

great photos. i bought a delicious watermelon yesterday and everytime i have a chunk i am instantly reminded of summer..sigh! hey--at least it's 20 degrees today. last week thurs it was negative 35!

Lindley said...

love these photos. especially the first one!

fly tie said...

i'm looking forward to it as well...

Courtney said...

Oh, this set is so wonderfully summer! I haven't run through a sprinkler in who knows how long, but that looks so appealing! And, I looked, and your comments on her Domestic Vacation series were spot-on... oddly disturbing and amusing (and no kids, but definitely some interesting babysitting experiences back in the day!)

limonana said...

cannot wait either!! summer come already! love these "domestic vacation" images...

nkp said...

These are perfect, yes they are! That first one is classic. Must check out her work, thanks for the link!

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