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September 7, 2015

August Dreaming

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 9:37 am
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It is Labor Day here in the USA – a day to celebrate work by playing all day! For most people it is also the day that feels like the end of summer, even though that isn’t “official” for 16 more days. It has been a beautifully warm and sunny long weekend in the northeast, and I hope you’ve been enjoying whatever you’ve been up to. I’ve been taking my baby steps toward adjusting to both girls being off to college, reaching out to friends for help along the way.

Maine sunset
a memory of mine from August

Today is also the day to have a look back at August. At the end of July, I made the suggestion that we play along with I Heart Faces August photo challenge in the loosey-goosey style of the “When I Feel Like It” way.

As of this writing four bloggers posted pictures for the August photo hunt.

Mike over at Picture Day decided to do an approximately weekly look at August. He started off here, and added more here, here, and here Did I get them all Mike? I enjoyed following along with Mike’s thinking process and seeing the very creative results!

Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind did three posts on the challenge. The first one is blended with “Share Your World” questions, she continues in this post and finishes, with a little kick-start from her muse here. I always enjoy Carol’s photos from the other side of this country and from her travels all over the world, and these did not disappoint!

I was sure that Robin at Breezes at Dawn would find a unique way to present her August photo challenge. She created a beautiful post, showcasing her month here. Robin pointed out how this challenge ended up being a fun look back at the month for her and mused that maybe it could be fun to wrap up a month in a similar way from time to time. I like that idea too, but won’t be making any blog promises!

Sonali at Dreams Hope Destiny started out with a happy post here and continued with some more shots in this post giving us fun look at her part of the world.

In the spirit of reaching out, I extended the invitation to a couple bloggers who really seemed to want to participate in this challenge but perhaps ran out of time. If they happen to add posts today, I will happily add them to this wrap up.

I’m sure you’ve already seen my posts for this challenge, but if you missed any of them my three posts are here, here and here.

As we transition to the next season, I’m beginning my transition too. My heart is still heavy with ache for the two big pieces who are no longer here on a daily basis. I’m still thinking and sorting and trying things out and wish to maintain a presence here in the blogosphere – connecting with all of you is something I enjoy. I’ve been touched by your comments of support and hope to continue this sharing as I find my way.


  1. I really did run out of time, Karma, what with all of the wedding preparations. I have taken quite a few photos for the challenge, but with being so rushed lately I will have to search for them all now ~ they may be still on my camera or in a folder on my desktop. Talk about chaos! But now the wedding is over with, normal life will resume, and I will be visiting the links you have added here tomorrow, as it is past midnight here now. Goodnight. xx

    Comment by Joanne — September 7, 2015 @ 10:17 am | Reply

    • It has been quite the time for you Joanne. Feel free to create a blog post on the topic if you’d still like to – I’d be happy to read it!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2015 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

  2. I love your vivid August memory! It was great fun, playing with this challenge, despite the lack of cooperation from my muse.

    Comment by Carol — September 7, 2015 @ 11:24 am | Reply

    • Thanks Carol – that was a sunset I was kicking myself for not having my “real” camera with me, only my phone, when I saw it. By the time I returned to the cottage to retrieve it, the spectacular display was gone, and we never had a repeat that week on vacation.

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2015 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  3. *Hugs* and thank you, Karma. It was fun. I was thinking about you the other day, and how it took me a good year, I think, before I adjusted (somewhat) to my empty nest. It’s such a big change in life, and I felt lost for a while, wondering what my role was in life. My husband seemed a little lost, too. All those years of being parents, and now what were we to do with ourselves? It gets better, slowly but surely.

    Comment by Robin — September 7, 2015 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the hug, Robin. A whole year? Oh dear… they will be home for the summer before I make my adjustment and then I will have to start over again… but that’s okay, I will learn to cherish school breaks like never before.

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2015 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  4. This was super! Thank you dear Karma, though I missed few topics. Thank you!!

    Comment by sonali — September 7, 2015 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

    • Glad you decided to play along Sonali!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2015 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  5. You got all the ones that I managed to do Karma! My steam fizzled out on me as the month went on. I would like to blame something other than my lack of effort but I would just be kidding myself. Really enjoyed seeing everyone’s month of August!

    Comment by Mike — September 7, 2015 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

    • Having fun and playing with photography is what these are all about to me, and it looks like you did just that!

      Comment by Karma — September 7, 2015 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

      • That I did! 🙂

        Comment by Mike — September 7, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

  6. Oh, my heart feels yours in this time of transition. I adjusted pretty quick to my 2 hours of “me time”. I know you are in a much more difficult phase. Find your place in the world and rock it.

    Comment by plainmama — September 7, 2015 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

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